Microsoft Hell

I'm now playing with my new laptop. And I start appreciating Windows XP. Incredible, isn't it? But sometimes XP freezes w/o reason. Worse, Windows Update just proposed me to install a small list of patches... Make you own opinion : if you buy a brand new machine today with Windows XP SP1 installed, here are the fixes Microsoft wants you to install:

818529  Security flaw in IE SP1
330994  Security flaw in OE SP1
821557  Security flaw in Windows XP
811493  Security flaw in Windows XP
Q817287 Critical Security flaw in Windows XP
816093  Security flaw in VM
Q815021 Security flaw in Windows XP
Q329441 critical fix
814033  critical fix
Q329834 Security flaw in Windows XP
Q329390 Security flaw in Windows XP
Q329115 Security flaw in Windows XP
328310  Security flaw in Windows XP
810565  critical fix
810833  Security flaw in Windows XP
810577  Security flaw in Windows XP
??????  Security flaw in Windows XP
823559  Security flaw in Windows XP
819696  Security flaw in Windows XP
817606  Security flaw in Windows XP
817787  Security flaw in Windows Media
814078  Security flaw in Jscript
Q323255 Security flaw in HTML Help
816630  Security flaw in HTML Help
329170  Security flaw in Windows XP

Hum, to say the least....