Update KB936181 "successful" almost daily since 8/14/07...

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by catsull, Sep 29, 2007.

  1. catsull

    catsull Guest

    I'm running Vista Home on a new laptop. The following update:

    Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB936181)

    has installed MANY times since 8/14/07, all of which are indicated as
    "successful." I just did a manual update (instead of letting it
    automatically update), and when the laptop rebooted, there was the message
    again stating that an update was available and it's the same update.

    catsull, Sep 29, 2007
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  2. Give downloading and installing KB941833 a try:

    If that one fails too and/or KB936181 is still beeing reoffered afterwards,
    have a look into the "Known Issues" section of the MSKB article dealing
    with KB936181: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936181

    Ottmar Freudenberger, Sep 29, 2007
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  3. catsull

    catsull Guest

    That seems to have worked! Thanks!
    catsull, Sep 30, 2007
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    jlh Guest

    I am running Windows XP Home and am getting the same problem. I have
    installed it numerous times and it says succcessful, but it always shows up
    as needing to install. I even went to the problems site and uninstalled it
    with the run command and then re-installed. Same problem. Can anyone help?
    jlh, Sep 30, 2007
  5. Go to Start > Run > copy and paste the below into the Open: line


    Click OK or press Enter
    Please post the msxml4-KB936181-enu.LOG

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2007]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen [MVP], Oct 3, 2007
  6. catsull

    MowGreen Guest

    Go to Start > Run > copy and paste the below into the Open: line


    Click OK or press Enter
    Please post the msxml4-KB936181-enu.LOG

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2007]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten

    MowGreen, Oct 18, 2007
  7. catsull

    Scobie Guest


    I have the same issue with KB36181 - running Windows Vista Home Premium.

    I have done as requested and generated the LOG file but is is too long to
    post in this discussion group.

    Are there any salient points within the LOG file which I could pick out and
    post separately? Or another method to get the entire LOG file across ?

    Scobie, Oct 20, 2007
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    senex Guest

    senex, Oct 20, 2007
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    senex Guest

    My apologies over the blank previous post. I am new to tis forum.

    I have had the same problem with both KB941831 and KB941833.

    Following the MS guidance, and what is below works for me - so far.

    Have theMS web site download page for the relevant update ready to click on

    Uninstall the update.

    Go to your folder Windows/system32 and delete msxml4.dll

    Go back to the website download page and download the update. When asked
    'Run' the file.

    When you are advised the update is installed, restart your PC.

    Check that the upgraded .dll file has been installed.


    senex, Oct 20, 2007
  10. See the 'Known issues with this security update' here:

    As suggested on the above page:
    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    MowGreen [MVP], Oct 25, 2007
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    senex Guest

    I had a look at the 'Known Issues' Guidance but how do you do what is
    suggested, ie used v.60.0 or alter 'client' applications.

    senex, Oct 25, 2007
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    Siri Guest

    Siri, Oct 26, 2007
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    mm Guest

    i AM HAVING A SLIGHTLY DIFFERNT ISSUE .My operating system is vista home
    premium .i am trying to install kb936181 , and as i try running the exe, it
    does not install it and gives me the error that the path location to the log
    file does not exist or is not writable.so i made c:\windows directory
    writable .totally i could not make all the subfolders writable , so i made
    the windows directory writable .
    still getting same error .
    but manually i cn write to the c:\windows folder now .pls help what to do
    mm, Nov 1, 2007
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    POC Guest

    POC, Nov 20, 2007
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    Shiro Guest

    I'm using Microsoft Vista Home Premium.
    previously I also having the same problem, install so many times still keep
    prompt me.
    So I update with "Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2
    (KB941833)", then it become fine,then yesterday
    start prompt to update KB936181....why Microsoft always make this kind of

    This is my log(msxml4-KB936181-enu.LOG) link:

    now I try to install KB941833 see can solve the problem or not....

    Shiro, Dec 6, 2007
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    NancyB Guest

    NancyB, Dec 7, 2007
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    Neo Guest


    Thanks for your post. I have attempted what you suggested without success.
    I was unable to uninstall the K8936181 update because it was not listed in my
    installed update listing. However, I keep getting prompted to install it and
    continually receive messages indicating that is was installed successfully.

    I tried deleting the "msxml4.dll" file as you suggested, but my system would
    not allow me to delete it.

    I have attempted the other suggestions by Ottmar without success. My
    encountered an error message when installing the KB941833 update and was
    unable to install it.

    I also looked at the known issues involving KB936181 and did not see
    anything to help me.

    Any suggestions that you or anyone else has are welcome. This repeated
    Update KB936181 is a new one for me and I started having this problem on


    Neo, Dec 18, 2007
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    Doug Guest

    I have the same problem on my new desktop ,did you find solution?? please
    advise Doug
    Doug, Dec 22, 2007
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    CJ Guest

    After successfully installing it last August it began to pop up again a few
    days ago. Not remembering when it came out I tried again and again to install
    it. It won't take and keeps popping up in my task bar as an update ready to

    CJ, Dec 28, 2007
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    KodakGuy Guest

    Here's what I did - this seemed to work for me.

    Download this file, but don't run it (KB941833):

    This is a WinZip executable. I have WinZip installed on my PC. If you have
    WinZip, and you right-click on the file, you can choose "WinZip" and then
    choose "open with WinZip". The file will open in WinZip, and you will see
    that there are two files inside the EXE file:

    1) msxml.msi
    2) _sfx_manifest_

    Extract those - easiest thing to do, is drag them out of the WinZip window.

    Right click on the MSI file, and click on install. The installer will run,
    and it will give you more info while it is running. Mine wasn't installing
    originally, because I had PasswordSafe running, and I had Norton Confidential
    running. When I closed those applications, the XML update finished

    I had to use SysInternals Process Explorer to close Norton Confidential. I
    had to "suspend" the process first, then I had to kill the process.

    Good luck.
    KodakGuy, Jan 12, 2008
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