My problem is, I can install most windows updates but when it is one of these embedded Q823*** ones as soon after I press the install button I get the error message box "QFE Installer Error" with " WEUpdate cannot retrieve information needed for setup from database. Setup cannot continue". I have 8 of these to install and all give the same error message. Could it be because of some service I have disabled? I have XP SP1 installed and all other XP Pro updates installed apart from these. Can anyone help me ? Many thanks in advance.