I get the same problem. Uninstalled 3.3 and reinstalled 3.2 and the Check for Updates finds the connection without a problem, except it wants me to download and install 3.3 which will not be able to check for updates unfortunately (W2K) .... Changed Option to same setting as for 3.2 which works i.e System Connection Error message "Error Connecting to Update Server" The only thing I can figure atm is that there is something different in 3.3 that is causing this as I know it works fine 3.2 (except 3.2 demands update to 3.3 or so it would appear, and 3.3 will not work for me ... I found out that I can get 3.3 to connect via the 'alternative option'. SB says to try manual proxy setting first and only use 'alternative download option' as a last resort. However there is no info I can find on any of this, i.e:- a) how to get the proxy settings, and b) what is happening with the 'alternative method' that means it should only be selected as a last resort... kinda has me curious ... I'd appreciate the info, thanks.