Thanks RAK, I tried tried some of those updates. All of the Windows ones said they weren't applicable to my system, and the Office ones I already have installed. I'm starting to think along those lines reghakr. Unfortunately I do need Office enough to put up with it for the time being. I was planning on doing a reinstall soon anyway, upgrade to 64 bit and get the retail (upgrade). Until then I'll be busy with exams anyway so no issues. Thanks for your help everyone.