Have you had to format, and after you've reinstalled everything you've had to download those damned Security updates all over again?
I'm betting you don't want to be faced with that onerous task again, and you don't have to. Microsoft has made available, free of charge, a 'Security Update CD' which contains all the security updates issued prior to October, 2003.
The updates cover Windows 98, Windows 98SE, Windows Me, Windows 2000 and Windows XP. You'll also find a free 12 month trial version of both AntiVirus and Firewall Software included.
UK Windows users can order their copy by visiting http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=fh;en-gb;securitycd
Windows users from elsewhere in the World will need to follow the links from Microsoft Worlwide http://www.microsoft.com/worldwide/ to track down the order page for their own region.