This computer that I have been using for the past 3 or so weeks had not been used before that for a year and a half. One of my sisters had had it in storage all that time.
As far as I can see, the Automatic Windows Updates are enabled. I have yet to see any System Tray indication that any Windows Updates have been downloaded all this time. If Automatic Windows Updates are enabled, wouldn't they have started downloading from my 1st connection to the Net ... after it having been in storage for a year and a half?
Anyway, I also ask because the last several days, there had been some sluggishness in Net Navigation. It was like when clicking to access ANY website, there was always an unusually long delay before any attempt to access the website. Then the loading speed would be slow at that.
Today things appear to be better. I wondered ... maybe it was downloading Windows Updates all that time. But, I have never seen anything like the Windows XP Yellow Shield indicator that Windows Updates are being downloaded.