|Hi sdFox7, Thanks for your reply.|
I am not sure how to update Word (2003 version?) and SP3 should update automatically.
The problem affects Explorer and IE as well as Word.
I am prepared to accept "slow" response due to old equipment, but it is so slow that sometimes I have to refresh to get "archived" files to fully open (if it will).
I sometimes get a report that JAVA is disabled in spite of my attempts to re-install it.
I may have caused part of the problem by having to manually delete a couple of programs but CCleaner etc report that Registry is OK.
Unfortunately, while I used to fix the old (huge) mainframe computers, I am a novice iro PC software.
I shall look into your suggestions re updating programs