My Yellow Update Icon will not go away!

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Terri, Jan 12, 2007.

  1. Terri

    Terri Guest

    My yellow icon for updates is always on! I update and install however it
    always keeps returning and telling me there are updates! I have gone to
    Programs/Windows Update and it continually shows an update from Defender
    which I have already downloaded.....
    It says Install Update: download size 0
    Estimated time 0
    Microsoft windows Defender KB0915597
    Downloaded and ready to install
    Then I do the install and it says done - you have successfully updated
    your computer. BUT then the little yellow icon reappears on my desktop and
    starts all
    over...Yes I have restarted etc!!
    I use Windows XP and the Defender is up to date.
    Thanks!
     
    Terri, Jan 12, 2007
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  2. Remove WU downloads from the temporary folder:-

    Stop the Automatic Updates service

    Click Start, Choose Run.
    In the Run box, type services.msc.
    Click OK.
    Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
    Click Stop.
    Stopping the service will take a moment.

    Delete the contents of the Download folder
    Click Start. Choose Run.
    In the Run box, type %windir%\SoftwareDistribution
    Click OK.
    Open the Download folder.
    Delete all contents of the Download folder.
    Close the window.

    Start the Automatic Updates service
    Click Start. Choose Run.
    In the Run box, type services.msc.
    Click OK.
    Right-click the Automatic Updates service.
    Click Start.
    Starting the service will take a moment.

    By deleting the contents of the Download folder - you have removed any downloaded updates.


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    | My yellow icon for updates is always on! I update and install however it
    | always keeps returning and telling me there are updates! I have gone to
    | Programs/Windows Update and it continually shows an update from Defender
    | which I have already downloaded.....
    | It says Install Update: download size 0
    | Estimated time 0
    | Microsoft windows Defender KB0915597
    | Downloaded and ready to install
    | Then I do the install and it says done - you have successfully updated
    | your computer. BUT then the little yellow icon reappears on my desktop and
    | starts all
    | over...Yes I have restarted etc!!
    | I use Windows XP and the Defender is up to date.
    | Thanks!
    |
    |
    |
     
    TaurArian [MS-MVP], Jan 12, 2007
    #2
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