No, MSSE not installed.
I don't know if this could be related, but around the same time, my Windows boot up started hanging just before it finished loading (already had Desktop displayed). Sometimes it would complete on it's own after several minutes.
I just created and ran the Windows System Repair Disk yesterday, which indicated that there were problems with the startup files. After selecting "Repair", that solved my startup issues.
Could this have had anything to do with the Windows Update Settings changing on their own? It hasn't happened since the startup repair, but it's only been 24 hours.
Hopefully the Windows Update Settings problem was fixed with the Startup Files, but I'd be surprised. I don't see any relationship, but what do I know... :-)
Any other ideas would be greatly appreciated.
By the way Tripredacus. You have helped me resolve a number of issues since I joined the forum. Many thanks. I'm still not getting email notifications to replies to my posts (such as this one). I thought I had my notification settings correct, but apparently not. I posted a request for help with this on 9/27, but never received any responses. Would you mind taking a look at my other post? It's a bit inconvenient for me to log in every day to see if someone replied. Thank you, and here's the link: http://www.msfn.org/...plies-to-posts/