I know that this subject has been covered and answered on this forum but I have a slightly dif slant on it. My organisation as with most has internet access via firewalls and Proxy servers. This appears to be my problem, without a direct connection to the Windows update site by an XP machine I do not get the options to Personalize Windows Update etc. My organisation will never go for a direct connection to the internet. Is there any way around this issue? other than Microsoft using the good old fashioned method of posting the updates on http://corporate.windowsupdate.microsoft.com ? thanks in advance. Steve.