Updates already installed still show in Windows Update

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Richard, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. Richard

    Richard Guest

    I have Vista Ultimate. I installed 2 updates manually, apart from Windows
    Update: Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 (KB925674), and
    Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1. However, they both still show up in
    Windows Update as needing to be installed. Shouldn't Windows Update be able
    to determine that these updates are already installed, regardless of how they
    are installed (through Windows Update or manually)? How do I let Windows
    Update know they are already installed? These files are large, so I don't
    want to let Windows Update try to download and install them again.
     
    Richard, Mar 23, 2007
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  2. Richard

    John Bailey Guest

    Did you ever get an answer for this? I let the Visual Studio 2005 SP1 update
    for Vista install from Windows update, but it still keeps coming down and
    reinstalling. The update says it was installed successfully, but it keeps
    coming up anyway.

    Let me know if you found a solution as it might help my issue.
     
    John Bailey, May 21, 2007
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  3. Richard

    Richard Guest

    You're the only one who has responded to my post, John. I have not found a
    solution, and I've reinstalled the SP1 a couple of times. Sometimes it
    doesn't show up in Windows Update for a few weeks, and then reappears.

    Thank you,
    Richard
     
    Richard, May 21, 2007
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  4. Richard

    John Bailey Guest

    If you have access to the managed newsgroups, try searching in the
    vsnet.setup newsgroup. You will find the post I'm copying below. This
    doesn't help me with the Vista Update, but it should work for the service
    pack. I'm posting the whole thread so you will want to go down a little to
    his solution. It looks like all they did was manually set the key Windows
    Update uses to determine if its installed.


    Alastair:

    Strangley, even after I applied SP1 running the batch file, SP1 was still in
    my Windows Update list and it used to hang! Worse yet, since I have auto
    install turned on, when I tried to shut down the machine, I had the option,
    "Install updates and shutdown". When I chose the option, it was still
    updating my machine after 24 hours! And, it warned me not to turn off the
    machine myself!

    But, I had to. After I restarted, I added the registry entry myself, did
    "net stop" and then started Windows Update.

    This time it went through successfully and no longer do I get SP1 in the
    Windows Update list.

    BTW, my About VS 2005 says

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005
    Version 8.0.50727.762 (SP.050727-7600)
    Microsoft .NET Framework
    Version 2.0.50727

    Installed Edition: Enterprise Architect

    Microsoft Visual Basic 2005 77637-163-9000005-41837
    Microsoft Visual Basic 2005

    Microsoft Visual C# 2005 77637-163-9000005-41837
    Microsoft Visual C# 2005

    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Applications 77637-163-9000005-41837
    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Tools for Applications

    Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for Office 77637-163-9000005-41837
    Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System

    Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005 77637-163-9000005-41837
    Microsoft Visual Web Developer 2005

    Microsoft Web Application Projects 2005 77637-163-9000005-41837
    Microsoft Web Application Projects 2005
    Version 8.0.50727.762

    Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Architects 77637-163-9000005-41837
    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects

    Crystal Reports AAC60-G0CSA4B-V7000AY
    Crystal Reports for Visual Studio 2005


    Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for Software Architects - ENU
    Service Pack 1 (KB926601)
    This service pack is for Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 Team Edition for
    Software Architects - ENU.
    If you later install a more recent service pack, this service pack will be
    uninstalled automatically.
    For more information, visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/926601

    PVCS Version Manager 8.1.3
    Serena Software PVCS Version Manager

    SQL Server Analysis Services
    Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services Designer
    Version 9.00.2047.00

    SQL Server Integration Services
    Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services Designer
    Version 9.00.2047.00

    SQL Server Reporting Services
    Microsoft SQL Server Reporting Services Designers
    Version 9.00.2047.00

    So, clearly, SP1 has been installed. I did not check this right after the
    first attempt.

    Hope this helps.

    Venki

    Was this
     
    John Bailey, May 21, 2007
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  5. I am also having problems with this. Windows Update installed the Visual
    Studio 2005 SP 1 update for Vista and everything was fine for two days. Then
    all of a sudden it's showing back up in Window Update. So I installed it
    once again but Windows Update keeps telling me to install it. I'm not
    getting any errors at all, it says it installed fine. I haven't found a
    solution to this yet. Have you?
     
    David Hamilton, Aug 10, 2007
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  6. Richard

    tekgnosis Guest

    anyone find a solution? it's been in my windows update for three
    weeks now.

    EVERYTIME I log in, it tells me windows updates are waiting. It
    installs the patch just fine, wants to reboot, and if I DO reboot, it
    says "Windows updates are available" ... guess what? It's the same
    one that just installed.

    Quite aggravating.
     
    tekgnosis, Aug 29, 2007
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  7. How to troubleshoot Windows Update or Microsoft Update when you are repeatedly offered an
    update
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=910339

    Verify The Installation Of Windows XP Hotfixes

    From Microsoft - Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer.
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/tools/mbsa2/default.mspx

    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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    | On Aug 9, 7:08 pm, David Hamilton <David
    | > wrote:
    | >I'm not getting any errors at all, it says it installed fine. I haven't found a
    | > solution to this yet. Have you?
    |
    | anyone find a solution? it's been in my windows update for three
    | weeks now.
    |
    | EVERYTIME I log in, it tells me windows updates are waiting. It
    | installs the patch just fine, wants to reboot, and if I DO reboot, it
    | says "Windows updates are available" ... guess what? It's the same
    | one that just installed.
    |
    | Quite aggravating.
    |
    |
    |
     
    TaurArian [MS-MVP], Aug 30, 2007
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  8. Richard

    tekgnosis Guest

    hrm, tried deleting to no avail.

    here's the sequence:
    1) update available (visual studio 2005 SP 1 update for vista)
    2) let it install as per windows update's schedule
    3) was still there the next day, so I hit 'install' within WU
    4) still failed, so I downloaded the patch and installed it myself
    5) despite being properly installed, it wont go away, even after
    downloading

    perhaps I should hit up a visual studio group? it's the only update
    that's giving me troubles :(
     
    tekgnosis, Aug 31, 2007
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  9. Read what others had to say -
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/...-8EB7A22FC6A0&dglist=&ptlist=&exp=&sloc=en-us

    or: http://tinyurl.com/2lrjav

    Comments about needed another update, enough disk space etc.

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    | hrm, tried deleting to no avail.
    |
    | here's the sequence:
    | 1) update available (visual studio 2005 SP 1 update for vista)
    | 2) let it install as per windows update's schedule
    | 3) was still there the next day, so I hit 'install' within WU
    | 4) still failed, so I downloaded the patch and installed it myself
    | 5) despite being properly installed, it wont go away, even after
    | downloading
    |
    | perhaps I should hit up a visual studio group? it's the only update
    | that's giving me troubles :(
    |
    |
     
    TaurArian [MS-MVP], Aug 31, 2007
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  10. Richard

    gameguard

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    i found a fix for your issues kinda werid but it works.
    if you have to manually install updates and they still come up on you update list here is all you do

    do to windows update check mark to install them. ya i know you already did manually but just do it . install them this way it will take 2 seconds it will say installed and go off your list.
    i was having a issue with certian updates failing so i manually updated them . then went to windows update through start . and checked mark the ones i manually updated and told it to install them .
     
    gameguard, Sep 7, 2011
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