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#1 mjl1297

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:40 PM

I'm using Windows XP Pro SP3 and recently I had the windows auto update icon request an installation of the following--

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 for Windows 2000, for Windows Server 2003, and for Windows XP (KB979909)

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 Update on Windows XP x86 and on Windows Server 2003 (KB982168)

Security update for the .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 on Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB983583)


So I downloaded and installed them but auto updates repeatedly tells me I need to download and install these same updates. I can't find anything relating to these very items in a Google search and I'm a bit puzzled as to what to do.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:53 PM

Try accessing windows update and click on installed updates tab in windows update window, there should be a list of updates installed and included in this list will be updates that failed to install and sometimes a reason is given for the failed install.

It is here you will know if the updates you listed above did or did not install successfully.

Keep us posted please.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 02:55 PM

Thanks for the quick reply. I'll do that and post back. I had forgotten all about that option.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:03 PM

I am accessing windows update but for some reason I cannot find an installed updates tab.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:05 PM

Its a link called view update history

Hope this helps.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 03:21 PM

It does and I found it right after posting. The updates are installing successfully yet it keeps asking me to download and install them.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 05:24 PM

This happened to me as well.
If you check Google you will see it has happened to many people.
I spent hours looking for a cure and there dosent seem to be one.
I even uninstalled net framework and reinstalled it but that didnt fix it.
Most of the discussion I saw about it the folks seem to think that microsoft will
have to fix it. It seems the file has 0 kb in it.
So I just blocked it and will check later to see if its fixed.
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Posted 18 August 2010 - 06:47 PM

I had problems with those updates as well
It loooked like it was hung but wasnt.
Took about an hour to install
In the beginning there was the command line.

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 07:10 PM

If those are the updates from a few weeks ago...they took an exceptionally long time to install.

On one system, I thought they were just stuck...and rebooted. They installed properly. On the other system, they installed properly but took at least as twice as long as any other critical updates I remember.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 12:18 AM

It is still asking me to download and install. Windows update says they have successfully installed. I guess the only thing I can do is block them. I doubt Microsoft will address this issue now since they are no longer supporting Windows XP.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:26 AM

Try turning off auto update...and doing a manual visit/check for updates.

If those are there, then execute/initiate the updates.

Run the chkdsk /r command afterwards...then turn auto updates back on, if you insist on using it.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:42 AM

I've found some updates like those don't really install for me(They seem to but don't),so I go to Windows Update website and they will install from there.

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 02:48 AM

Turned off automatic updates, went to the Windows update page, downloaded and installed the updates from there, got a successfully installed message on all three, ran chkdsk /r on the reboot, AND I AM STILL getting a yellow shield icon telling me to download and install these updates.

Any suggestions anyone?

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 12:10 PM

Are you sure they are the same updates,did you check the number on the update?
I keep a small list of updates(The numbers on them) I've installed,and ones I don't want.
Sometimes when I install an update,I'll immediately get a notice for another update that looks the same,but the number is different and it is another new update.
Otherwise if it's notifiying you of updates you've already done,do you-
-Uncheck the update,then when another pop-up comes check "Don't show me this update again"?

If you'se still getting notices,I don't know.... Someone here will know how to solve that,I'm sure! :thumbsup:

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Posted 20 August 2010 - 12:12 PM

Well it's not the "End of the world" anyway,just a minor annoyance. :thumbsup:




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