Updating the hosts file in windows vista
By the way, Windows XP is since SP2 provided with and auto update function for critical updates (the yellow shield in the system tray) and the Security Center (the red shield in the system tray).
On the page how to optimize the Windows services, you can read how to disable the Security Center.
It is advised to keep this folder as it is, although removing it doesn't result in problems.
If you are still having Windows update problems, try to turn off and on the Windows update function (Control Panel, Automatic Updates). To unhide: Tools, Folder Options, tab View, enable Display the content of system folders, enable Show hidden files and folders, disable Hide extensions for known file types and disable Hide protected operating system files.
If the new driver is giving a BSOD (Bleu Screen Of Death), boot in safe mode (press F8 at reboot), Control Panel, System, tab Hardware, button Device Manager, right click the updated hardware, select Properties, tab Driver, button Roll Back Driver.
Besides installing the Windows updates, you can choose to update all Microsoft products like MS-Office.
To delete the undo files, remove all the hidden folders starting with a "$" in the folder C:\WINDOWS (this can free a lot of hard disk space!
Resetting Windows Update Before resetting Windows Update, it is necessary to stop the service Windows update temporarily, therefore right click this service and choose Stop.
You are also able to download updated drivers for the hardware.