Update is installing same security update over and over

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Steve Roggow, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Steve Roggow

    Steve Roggow Guest

    I need to install XP SP2 on my computer and the only way to do it seems to be
    windows update. However, while reviewing the update history file for my
    computer, I see that Security Update KB83572 has been installed every day for
    the last 6 months! I think once is sufficient. However, since there is no
    mention of this problem in the discussion group, I assume I have a deeper
    problem. In addition, windows update is NOT even telling me that I need SP2
    (I know I don't have it). It is not contained in the "hidden" updates
    either. Does anyone have an suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
    Steve Roggow, Apr 1, 2006
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  2. How to troubleshoot Windows Update or Microsoft Update when you are repeatedly
    offered an update
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=910339

    Windows Update already installed
    http://www.updatexp.com/windows-update-already-installed.html

    Windows Update says the update is still needed
    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/needagain.htm

    Windows XP Service Pack 2 is not available to install from Windows Update and is
    not offered by Automatic Updates
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=885627

    How to Check Which Version of Windows You Are Running

    1. Click Start, and then click Run.
    2. In the Run dialog box, type winver
    3. Click OK.

    A dialog box displays the version that you are running.


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    TaurArian [MS-MVP], Apr 1, 2006
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  3. Steve Roggow

    Steve Roggow Guest

    Thanks for the hints.. much appreciated. I am running version 5.1 build
    2600.xpclnt_qfe.021108-2107 . I assume the build identifies one made for
    this model of Dell computer. Anyway, I will follow the paths you left and
    investigate them when I get a little more time. The T.V. media lead is
    interesting because I did have a small bout with spyware awhile back. I
    downloaded the beta Microsoft spyware utility and it seem to clean up
    everything ... except .... occasionally one will return .. undoubtedly
    reincarnated by an obscure mechanism known only to the spyware writers. I
    will investigate the T.V. media lead most thoroughly.

    Again, thanks.

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    Steve


     
    Steve Roggow, Apr 2, 2006
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