On a Windows XP Home, sp3 machine the Windows Updates will not update or complete. It looks like it has been a problem for quite a while as there are about 43 critical updates that need to be applied. The Automatic Updates looks like it tries to install the updates when rebooting, but they apparently fail. When manually running Windows or Microsoft Updates the Critical Updates appear to download fine and begin to install, and once in a while one will install, but then the process will fail and kick the user out of the Update process (without trying the remaining updates). We tried to delete and recreate the Windows\Software Distribution folder as well as manually try to reinstall Service Pack 3 from the redistributable file (ie download the 315 MB WinXP, sp file and install it from the local drive). That process also failed and kicks the user out of the process after the Inventory process. Some generic Update Failed To Install message appears. When looking at the Windows Updates History there does not appear to be any failed updates in there, only previously successful updates and a single incomplete update. Not sure what else to try at this point. TIA for any help or suggestions on this one. e.