Today I decided to reinstall Vista from scratch on my new laptop. Everything is fine until I go ahead with Microsoft's wonderful patching. Now the laptop won't even boot. It blue screens on bootup whether I'm booting normal, last known good or even safe mode. Now, to be fair it isn't one of the required patches that is causing the problem. This only happened after I rebooted and decided to install some of the recommended patches that supposedly help compatibility and reliability. What garbage. Oh, I can't remember ever having a problem with a patch on a brand new system with XP.