Windows Update is GREAT! !!!!!
a ... "friend o'mine" ... uses it all the time
( ps - " i now summon the great powers of the OSS channel 9 community to HELP ME OUT HERE haha)
** btw - its not just windows update - its the idea that ms wants a Vending machine on every desk and in every home - to quote an old mission statement..
MAIN THREAD: how to make winodws free: release Beta - or Base version everywhere.. - no hoops
It's called Longhorn and all subsequent versions add paid add on's on to it
( now there's a sentence!)