installed update still being offered

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Jo-Anne, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Guest

    On Wednesday I installed on my WinXP computer the latest Patch Tuesday
    updates from Microsoft. Everything installed correctly, as far a I can tell.
    However, the yellow shield has come back and Microsoft Update shows one
    update to be installed: Security Update for Windows XP (KB 2753842).

    I checked my update history on the Microsoft website, and it shows that this
    update was successfully installed on 12/19. I also checked Add/Remove
    Programs and found the update there.

    So...what should I do next?

    Thank you!

    Jo-Anne, Dec 22, 2012
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  2. Jo-Anne

    MowGreen Guest

    KB2753842 was reissued on December the 20th due to issues with it's
    initial release. For XP, there were 2 updates released on December 11th
    that addressed a vulnerability with Kernel-mode drivers, the original
    issue causing KB2753842 and KB2779030.
    Microsoft recommends installing the re-released KB2753842 even if the
    original release is not causing any issues with fonts.

    Please check in Add/Remove Programs to see if KB2779030 is installed
    also, Jo-Anne.
    If it is, suggest you uninstall the first release of *KB2753842*,
    restart if prompted to or even if you are not, then download and *save*
    the SECOND release from here -

    Security Update for Windows XP (KB2753842)

    When you've saved WindowsXP-KB2753842-v2-x86-ENU.exe, please close ALL
    open programs and web browsers. If there are any Office components that
    load when the computer starts then suggest you close them, too.
    Install WindowsXP-KB2753842-v2-x86-ENU.exe now and restart the system
    even if you're not prompted to.

    Did that get it installed ?

    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen, Dec 22, 2012
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  3. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Guest

    Thank you, MowGreen! What happened is that I decided earlier today, when the
    same update showed up again on my second computer, to just go ahead and
    download and install it. It seemed to install OK, and I no longer have the
    yellow shield. I checked Add/Remove Programs, though, and I do have
    KB2779030. If the second install of KB2753842 causes trouble, I'll start

    Jo-Anne, Dec 23, 2012
  4. Jo-Anne

    MowGreen Guest

    You're welcome, Jo-Anne. Your system should be good to go now as the
    second release of KB2753842 resolves the font issue that the first
    release of it caused.

    Make sense ? As much as MS does. :)

    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen, Dec 28, 2012
  5. Jo-Anne

    Jo-Anne Guest


    Thank you again,

    Jo-Anne, Jan 2, 2013
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