...well OK !! *** FEEDS ***
I've been frustrated at YaHoo's inability or reluctance to fix this. The solutions suggested just didn't work. 1st off, the "update rate" option is only available on your "My YaHoo" pg. if, or after, you have created a 2nd pg.
Secondly, that still didn't work ... I, like most, had no clue as to where to look in IE (also a YaHoo suggestion) but ... Here It Is :
R.click IE and click Properties
Click 'content tab'
Next to 'Feeds'(bottom) click 'Settings'
Chk. box to "Automatically Chk. for Updates"
Choose how often ... Whallah !!!!!!!!
This worked for me in XP ... I don't know why YaHoo assumes we are all 'geeks'(not bad if U are) and seem unwilling to provide answers per, and specific to ea. Operating System (OS) :)
Just did it :)