The title sums it up nicely. On this particular machine, updates worked fine till July or August. Maybe some svchost issues, but not that bad anyway. My attempts to install the latest MS updates on the WIN XP Home machine have failed. Thus far. And I grow weary of trying. MS updates set at notify and waiting for it to do its thing and running MS update have both resulted in failure. Svchost stuck at 100 % and nothing happens. Last month I got it working by trying several times, using both methods (?), even disabling svchost, rebooting, trying again, waiting etc ! Nothing yet thus far and I don't even want to bother anymore. My suspicion is that for whatever reason the 512 MB RAM limit is the culprit. Even though there is plenty of free RAM left. Thoughts ? Any solutions ? I'm not inclined to try a MS 'fix' from 2007 or 2008 ! This may have been discussed in a prior thread, but I'm not sure where.