Immediately after installing all the programs, a Windows update notification appeared in my tray. The updates were all for .NET 2.0 and 3.0 (KB, 979909, KB982168, KB2418241, KB983583 and KB982524). Every time I installed them the notice reappeared shortly thereafter. I rebooted and installed them a fourth time and the notification again reappeared. So I tried it the next morning after my regularly scheduled search by Automatic Updates and the notification still reappeared. Also, as soon as I wake my computer up each morning, the updates reinstall.
Yesterday I uninstalled Nero and .NET 3.5 SP1, and cleaned up my registry with Registry Mechanic. That finally got rid of the notification in my tray but .NET 2.0 SP2 and .NET 3.0 SP2 installed again this morning as soon as I woke my computer up. Each time this happens it makes approximately 450 registry changes, according to Registry Mechanic. Event Viewer tells me that MSI Installer, ASP.NET and Windows Update Agent are working during the daily installation.
Although it looks like updates are being installed, the size of the .NET 2.0 SP2 installation is 7997 MB and .NET 3.0 SP2 is 586 MB, according to Revo Uninstaller. This takes about five minutes each time it happens.
I know I have one program that needs .NET Framework 1.1. I don't know if I have any other programs that require .NET Framework. And I don't know if 2.0 and 3.0 were previously installed or if they installed with 3.5 and the five updates; Revo just tells me the date of the most recent installation of 2.0 and 3.0, which is always today.
Besides being very annoying, the number of daily registry changes is more than a little unsettling. If anyone can offer a solution to this problem, I'd be very grateful.
Windows XP Pro SP3
Biostar TForce 550 MB
Athlon 64 X2 4200+
3 GB DDR2-800
Gigabyte GeForce 7300 GT 256 MB
Edited by hiker51, 21 October 2010 - 12:05 PM.