for some reason whenever i try to get an update off of've tried several of them individually, it doesnt seem to matter which one), my comp just restarts during the installation phase. it doesnt even go thru the little "windows is shutting down" process. then from that point on it will only run for about 3 minutes after i start it up. i think that its some startup process involving winupdate thats doing it, but i dunno cuz it wont stay up long enough for me to investigate. i've had to format and re-install four times because of this, anybody know what the problem is? is it possible that this has to do with me not activating windows?