His first question was do you have Antivirus? How about Antispyware?? I have 1 and 3 installed. I have seen others complaints on some issues. Even IE7 & Service Pack 2 wanting to install BEFORE updates were finished, IE7, I unchecked the box since I already had the Malicious Tool installed. Rollup-1 that if I had to back to original install, about 40 updates will go also. All my CD's are CD-R's from over 3 years ago until they said that was copyrighted material so I stopped using P2P's but there was a flaw in WMP11, it asked what is the Album Artist, 10 asks for the Artist and I list several, not one.
Asked if I was genuine, 1 WIN98SE was not, but the next WIN98SE was for I insisted on it, later to WINME (legit), and a legit of WINXP Home Edition 2002.Felt Service Pack 2 should have been the last to install; then IE7, I uncheck that update box. There are many mre improvements that you can do. Internet Options, set history to zero, setting above that to 10MB. IE7 does it in one slection but there are many places items are wasting space. Cookies,someting listed as Local Settings, has History, Temporay Internet Files and Temp-on them I check if they are empty or 0kb. Another place is My Recent Documents. I put in my old 14.32 GB HDD and have 9.23 GB free space (64%)