Hi Peter, When you hear the noise from IE, try pressing Alt-N to bring up the information bar. All the best Steve _____ From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter Beasley Sent: 12 July 2007 14:44 To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [access-uk] Windows update help please For some reason I am unable to get this week's critical updates. Iam asked do I wish toinstall update publisher, or something like that. I say yes to this, but after a few seconds I hear a blip from internet explorer and the item in question will not install. I have my internet explorer security settings set as low as possible, and things like popup blocker and fishing filters are turned off as I prefer to use third party applications . Has any body got any advice please.