I am running Windows XP and have recently updated using the Service Pack 1 CD which I obtained from Microsoft. In light of all the recent problems with worms and viruses I decided it would be prudent to visit windows update and bring myself up to date with the latest critical downloads. When I arrived there were about 28 critical updates selected for download representing about 37MB worth. With a 56K modem this would take forever. My question is can anyone tell me if these updates can be downloaded in smaller bits as you seem to be able to deselect them. If so, is it critical which order you take them in. They don't appear to be in chronological order. Sorry for the long winded thread, but I don't seem to be able to find the answer in Windows XP in a Nutshell or Windows XP: The Missing Manual.