Apologies for the delay in responding, back to work yesterday and a busy evening.
The link to the update worked
On the fixits, I used the automatic fixit button rather than the manual instruction. Method E gave me the following message "This Microsofr fix does not apply to your operating system or application version", at the end of the manual instruction you are supposed to reinstall IE8. I didn't attempt to install IE8 or IE9.
This morning I decided to check for updates, there were 6 updates, 2 for Windows and 4 for MS Office 7, I went ahead and installed and rebooted. Everything installed and is in the update history, but 1 of the Windows updates is waiting to be installed, again. Do you want screen shots?