KB899589 0X8007F06B ---- FIXED on my machine

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Craig S, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. Craig S

    Craig S Guest

    Thought it would help to post a Subject Line as above. I followed PA Bear's
    directions reprinted below that I copied-kept for future issues.

    Where I had still a Red Icon in System Tray and a notice in Update page that
    I had hidden a Critical Update, I no longer have either showing. MS
    presumably patched this.

    My memory is mush but someone posted about the Hide Update button being
    "grayed out" and I recall having to play a game or two to make it "active".
    Don't let that stop you if you use these directions in the future.

    PA Bear's Directions:
    This appears to be a bug in the Windows Update detection logic. KB899589
    should not be needed if WinXP SP3 was installed properly.

    1. Stop the Automatic Updates service:

    Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
    Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Stop
    (Stopping the service will take a moment)

    2. Delete the contents of the Download folder:

    Start > Run > (type in) %windir%\SoftwareDistribution > [OK]

    Open the Download folder and delete its contents Close the window.

    3. Go to Windows Update website > Select CUSTOM and allow the scan to
    complete > Uncheck/deselect KB899589 and hide it ("Don't show me this update
    again").

    4. Start the Automatic Updates service:

    Start > Run > (type in) services.msc > [OK]
    Double-click Automatic Updates > Click on Start
    (Starting the service will take a moment)
     
    Craig S, Jun 21, 2008
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  2. Thanks for your feedback, Craig.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 22, 2008
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  3. MS apparently corrected the KB899589 problem on their end sometime on 20
    Jun-08, Kern.

    KB951476 was re-released for WinXP SP2 & SP3 on 19 Jun-08.
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    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    MS MVP-IE, Mail, Security, Windows Desktop Experience - since 2002
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    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jun 22, 2008
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