Thank you Dianne for passing on this solution which worked for my Vista Home
Premium system. A previous "solution" suggested by another tech support guy,
by the name of Santosh which involved disabling McAfee or going into DOS and
after stopping WUAUSERV, clearing out the software distributions fold, then
restarting. I did try this but got nowhere as the DOS route gave me a system
5 error, whatever that is. Now I can get down to some real work. Thanks again.