i have automatic update turned on on my xp computer but it never seems to preform any updates these days. recently i have tried going into the windows security centre and using thr check fro updates link but all this does is opens IE(worst browser ever), i am then forced to endure hours of torturous cr*p as windows update refuses to work with chrome or firefox, this shows the updates bar saying it is checking but never does anything. is there a way to manually check for updates without using internet explorer AT ALL. i've seen codes online for command line inputs but all these are said to do is open up ie on the updates site so i still have to go through this cr*p browser. also can anyone suggest anything i could do to chrome or firefox's settings so they could be used.