Hi, I was recently given a Windows XP professional laptop (fresh install, but the laptop is a good 10 years old) and I've been using it for work and everything. There is a little problem though, for some reason some programs fail to start because of a connection issue, like I can't load any HTTPS secured www.microsoft.com page, but I can access some other HTTPS pages. Skype doesn't login, it says ''Sometimes the internet gets a bit sleepy and takes a nap. Make sure its up and running then we'll give it another go.'' I also can't use the Windows Update feature in Windows because there is apparently so internet.. I am sure that the internet is working but it's not good enough for these programs to work, any ideas?