Just got done installing the latest patch to fix whatever deadly IE hole it was that allowed the Google attack. Five machines. 1 Win 7 and 4 XP Pro. After doing the mandatory reboots at the end two of the XP machines wound up with destroyed profiles. It seems that nobody at MS bothered to test (test? what is test?) the process of installing the patch and rebooting via remote desktop -- the way I routinely perform all tasks on machines outside my office. I wasn't alerted to that situation, having had years of random mysterious profile corruptions occurring, before I tried to log into the second machine and had it go belly up too. Made my way the the other two XP machines personally and logged in and they survived. So I guess I'll be spending even more time trying to recover from something which should never have been allowed to happen in the first place. Leaves me wondering what will happen if MS ever gets around to trying to patch that ancient hole which has been around since NT days and which exists in all operating systems ever since. They could wind up bringing on the apocalypse.