Issue with .NET Service Pack 1 (KB886903) WindowsUpdate

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Mike D., Mar 9, 2005.

  1. Mike D.

    Mike D. Guest

    Hi -

    I have read the many posts on this board regarding this update, but I think
    I have a different problem that hasn't been discussed.

    I applied this update a few weeks ago with no issues.

    Today WindowsUpdate told me I needed this update (again). At first I didn't
    realize I already had this update applied, so I told WU to download and
    install. The patch won't install (makes sense, since it's already applied).
    Short of 'hiding' the update in WindowsUpdate, is there any way I can have
    WU stop telling me I need this update. I'm curious why WU thinks I now need
    this patch....


    Mike D., Mar 9, 2005
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  2. "Mike D.",

    If you are using Windows XP (for the next few weeks) and reasonably sure
    that you have already successfully installed this update, you can hide this
    update. Windows 2000 and Windows Server 2003 will soon have this same
    functionality (Q2/2005).

    In Windows XP, you need only follow these steps at the Windows Update
    website, assuming that you have not already downloaded the item:
    1. Close all Internet Explorer windows, and any other Internet browser
    2. Open one Internet Explorer window
    3. Click Tools
    4. Click Windows Update
    5. Click Custom Install
    6. When you are presented with updates, uncheck the one you wish to hide.
    7. On this same update, check the box: Hide this update
    8. Click "Go to install updates" (this may seem backwards, but this button
    perhaps could also be thought of as "proceed")

    This will remove the update that you do not want to be reminded of.
    Automatic Updates will not download it. This will only work if you do not
    have Automatic Updates set to download items automatically, or if you are
    downloading automatically, but happen to visit Windows Update before
    Automatic Updates downloads the update.

    Let us know how this goes.


    Pat Walters [MSFT]
    Pat Walters [MSFT], Mar 19, 2005
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