Windows keeps installing the same update over and over.

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by petro12345, Aug 22, 2007.

  1. petro12345

    petro12345 Guest

    I am installing this same update every day. If I don't tell it to cancel it
    wants to install it again and again as soon as it has completed. This is the

    Installing Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 1.1 Service
    Pack 1 (KB928366) (update 1 of 1)...

    I don't know how to get it to stop this particular update. Thanks in
    advance for any help offered.
    petro12345, Aug 22, 2007
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    farbuncle Guest

    If you go to this update and "hide" it, your problem will go away. Or turn
    off auto updates and pick your own. I do not think NET framework 1.1 is even
    used any more,
    farbuncle, Aug 22, 2007
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    Darrell Guest

    I just started having the same type of problem. Mine is "Security Update for
    MS XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB936181). It updated this on Aug
    15, twice yesterday and 7 times today. I turned off Auto Updates, but
    shouldn't have to. It is very irritating. And it's doing it to different
    extents on all three of my computers! I could understand one getting a
    problem, but not all three at once.

    Any help in prevention and fixing the problem versus a "turn it off" work
    around would be greatly appreciated.
    Darrell, Aug 22, 2007
  4. petro12345

    Mark M Morse Guest

    Hi petro12345:

    I had the same problem on an XP system. After searching this newsgroup, I
    found the following post (pasted below) by a great guy in France. His steps
    are easy to follow, and it fixed the issue. His post is from 07-16-2007.

    (Also, in case you did not notice, when the yellow updates shield is in the
    system tray, the Shut Down Computer dialog box has a link that allows Windows
    XP to shut down without attempting to update. I used that link for about
    three weeks until Patrick resolved the problem for me because it's a waste of
    time waiting for Windows to install an update that you know will be reoffered
    after rebooting.)


    ~ Mark


    This is an old bug showing up again. Although the official solution
    involves reinstalling the framework after manipulating the registry with the
    installer cleanup tool, there's a much simpler way to fix this:

    1. Instead of using Windows Update, download the KB928366 package from here:
    Do not install yet.

    2. Download the .Net framework 1.1 redistributable package from here

    3. Use Winzip or a similar utility to unpack dotnetfx.exe in a folder of
    your choice. You should get the following files:

    4. Launch the KB928366 installer. It will soon complain that it can find the
    installation CD-ROM (don't ask me why). Browse to the folder where you
    unpacked the dotnetfx files.

    That's it.

    This procedure can be applied to any similar situation regarding .Net
    framework updates. I'm using it since years (that is, since this Windows
    Update bug exists).

    Good luck.

    Patrick Philippot - Microsoft MVP
    MainSoft Consulting Services
    Mark M Morse, Aug 22, 2007
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