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#1 recon41

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 11:33 AM

Hi- This is my first post other than my introduction. I hope I'm in the right place. Computer terminology is not one of my skills, so please forgive any mis-wording. Thanks

 

I'm using XP Proffesional w/service pk 3.

 

The yellow update icon in the task bar is always there. Everytime I shut down I get the window saying I have one update to be downloaded. It goes through the update process, then shuts down. When I start up the next time that icon is still there with what looks like a 1 (one) in it.

 

How do I fix this problem?



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 05:54 PM

First of all - Welcome to BC !

 

When the computer is up and running have you tried clicking on this icon to see if there is an update hanging around waiting to be downloaded and installed ?  There are very few MS updates for XP now, i think the only one routinely released is the 'Malicious software tool'.

 

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Posted 14 December 2014 - 06:07 PM

Yes, when I click on it it asks how I want to install the updates...express install, or custom  install. It has been there for weeks and runs each time I shut down.



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Posted 14 December 2014 - 10:15 PM

If you previously choose to have Windows Update notify you when new updates are available in Windows Action Center (or Windows Security Center for XP and Vista), Windows Update checks periodically for new updates. When any are found, a Windows Update icon is displayed in the system tray notification area. A pop-up message then advises you there are new updates available. When you click the icon, Windows displays the "Automatic Updates: Choose Updates to Download" dialog box. If you chose the option to "Download updates for me but let me choose when to install"...then click the Automatic Updates icon to start the process, Windows will ask "How do you want to install updates." Clicking the Express Install installs all available updates. Clicking Custom Install allows you to choose what updates to install.

The Windows Update web site also allows Express or Custom Install....Windows - Using Windows Update
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Posted 23 December 2014 - 08:07 PM

Hi, quietman7

 

I understand how it works, but regardless of how I do it, it supposedly downloads something before shutting down and the update icon is still there on the next startup. And it always says 1 (one) update waiting to be downloaded. It has been like this for more than two months. The icon never goes away. I've tried auto and manual download. I have even clicked on "shutdown without updating", or something to the like of that.

 

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 09:52 PM

Microsoft Fix it: Windows Update or Microsoft Update repeatedly offers the same update
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