I've installed WinXP Pro and all updates including IE8. Now I'm repeatedly being offered the .Net updates KB2416473 and KB982524 although they're already installed. I followed instructions to use add/remove programs to get rid of .Net 2, 3 and 3.5. I then installed dotnetfx35.exe, downloaded from MS and I then installed the few updates that the Windows update site offered, BUT NOT the optional ones. Everything seemed OK for a day or two but now I'm being offered the updates again. As if that isn't enough I'm now being offered IE8 which is already installed. I marked all 3 updates to not ask again and immediately got offered IE7 !!!!!
Any sensible suggestions as to how to solve this mess will be gratefully appreciated.
Edited by ehw, 16 March 2011 - 04:49 AM.