Keeps asking me to update the same file

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by John Sisker, May 20, 2011.

  1. John Sisker

    John Sisker Guest

    I installed the latest update for Windows Vista. My computer told me the
    operation was successful. However, 10 minutes later, it is asking me to
    update the same file again. I've done this at least 5 times now.

    What gives?

    John
     
    John Sisker, May 20, 2011
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  2. John Sisker

    JD Guest

    For someone to help you, they might need to know what file is requesting
    the update.

    Also, have you rebooted since the five updates?
     
    JD, May 20, 2011
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  3. John Sisker

    John Sisker Guest



    Thanks JD,

    Here are more details regarding the issue.

    * Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows
    Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2446708)
    * Download size: 11.2 MB

    As to rebooting. Yes, after every update is complete as requested.
     
    John Sisker, May 20, 2011
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  4. John Sisker

    JD Guest

    A quick search for KB2446708 turns some possible solutions, here's one:

    http://social.msdn.microsoft.com/Forums/en/netfxsetup/thread/2d4765c8-6776-48f4-8645-e1bf997c230a
     
    JD, May 20, 2011
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  5. John Sisker

    MowGreen Guest


    Since updating the brittle .NET Frameworks is an ongoing crap shoot, the
    question that remains is ...

    Do *you* need to have .NET Framework 4.0 installed in the first place ?

    If a program, application, or web site needs .NET Framework 4 installed
    in order for it to function, then install it.
    Microsoft offers it as an *Optional* update because it is to their
    benefit, not *yours*.

    BTW, the post that JD linked you to gets it's resolution steps from this
    blog, which was posted on March of 2008 -

    Updated: what to do if other .NET Framework setup troubleshooting steps
    do not help
    http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/03/07/8108332.aspx


    It took Microsoft the better part of *TWO* years before they started
    pointing folks at it and started providing the same steps in their forum
    posts, assorted blogs, or KB articles.




    MowGreen
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    Never Forgotten
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    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
     
    MowGreen, May 20, 2011
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  6. John Sisker

    John Sisker Guest

    I want to thank those offering suggestions on how to resolve this issue.

    While the latest input was rather confusing and involved, and actually did
    not address the original question, I did try what was originally suggested.

    While I was apparently successful in actually fixing the file in question,
    within 10 minutes, I had another notice to install and update the same
    Windows file. In other words, we are right back to where we started.

    To restate this once again, Windows is telling me to update my computer with
    a new file. I do this, which is actually acknowledge as a successful
    completion. However, 10 minutes later, I am asked to install and update on
    my computer with the very same file, even thought it was apparently just
    done.

    As an alternative, I was going to delete the installed file, instead of just
    fixing it, then try to install and update the one that keeps showing up, but
    a warning said certain files may not work if I uninstall, so I thought
    better of it.

    So, that's where I stand.

    Any other suggestions?

    John
     
    John Sisker, May 21, 2011
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  7. John Sisker

    MowGreen Guest

    Don't believe the so-called "warning". Unless a program, application, or
    web site *requires* that .NET 4 be installed in order for it to
    function, then *you* have no need for it nor the ongoing issues
    associated with it's inherent brittleness and/or keeping it updated.

    A superficial check of the Windows Update Answers forum shows over 188
    "Answered" threads being posted about NET Framework updating issues.
    Go here -
    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_update?page=1&tab=yes

    In the 'Find answers' field type in .NET. Click Search.
    Now check the so-called "Answers" to see how many posters actually
    received an answer that *resolved* the installation issues.

    Uninstall .NET 4, reboot.
    Run the .NET Framework cleanup tool, reboot -
    http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/pages/8904493.aspx

    If you're a glutton for punishment, download, *save*, and install the
    ..NET Framework 4 Standalone package either with *all* programs and
    browsers being closed or from the Clean boot state -
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...bd-25c1-4fc0-919f-b21f31ab88b7&displaylang=en

    How to troubleshoot a problem by performing a clean boot in Windows
    Vista or in Windows 7
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135


    MowGreen
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    Never Forgotten
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    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked
     
    MowGreen, May 22, 2011
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