This week's book giveaway is in the OCMJEA forum. We're giving away four copies of OCM Java EE 6 Enterprise Architect Exam Guide and have Paul Allen & Joseph Bambara on-line! See this thread for details.
Turn of virusscan software during patch installation. I've noticed this can seriously slow down or break patch installation. As for the specific patch installation, check the release notes of the patch or consult online references for that specific patch. Do you have the WAS_HOME variable set so that the patches know where to run?