I got a couple new systems recently, And loaded them with XP of course, and one of them updated fine, and took just under 8 hours to install all the updates after SP3, which I did on august 8th. The second system loaded XP, and I launched windows update, and waited, and waited, and waited, so I left it overnight, and when I woke up it was still at the "checking for latest updates for your computer" screen. This was on August 15th. And I KNOW this is not a problem with just my computer, we are reloading systems at school to re purpose them, and it took the first system 6 hours to find updates, on August 16th, we didn't get to the second system. I came home and retried my computer which is still at the screen after 2 days of sitting now. I looked it up and found that on August 16th, a shit load of people started having problems with Windows update for XP. Whats going on with this shit here?