Windows update keeps downloading same update

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Security' started by David-in-NH, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. David-in-NH

    David-in-NH Guest

    I keep getting the notice "New updates are available", and I have sucessfully
    downloading Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack
    2 (KB936181) 8 times in the past 6 days.
    I have restarted Windows several times, but the updates keep coming! What
    can I do to satisfy Microsoft that I have sucessfully installed this update?
     
    David-in-NH, Jul 21, 2008
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  2. Uninstall the update. Then find the update on MS's web-site and download
    the manual installation package and install it from there. I have a couple
    of installation packages that I had to do this for. It appears the Vista
    updates are not as rock solid as the XP updates.

    Mike Ober.
     
    Michael D. Ober, Jul 21, 2008
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  3. David-in-NH

    Mr. Arnold Guest

    You tell Windows Update to not include the update. That would require that
    you put Windows Update in manual mode, you view the list of updates, you
    select the update you don't want, you right-click it, and you tell it to
    hide the update. You do that, and it's not coming to the machine in the
    updates.
     
    Mr. Arnold, Jul 21, 2008
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  4. David, Here's the MS Download Center link:

    Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2
    (KB936181)
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=021e12f5-cb46-43df-a2b8-185639ba2807

    You are correct about KB936181 Mike, except the issue is not limited to
    Vista : Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service
    Pack 2 (KB936181) may repeatedly appear in the update list on Microsoft
    Update or on Windows Update
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941729

    Applies to Automatic Updates as well even if the KB doesn't mention it.

    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
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    MowGreen [MVP], Jul 21, 2008
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  5. David-in-NH

    David-in-NH Guest

    Thanks for the response. However, when I go to programs & features/installed
    updates, KB936181 is not listed. But in my update history, I see that it was
    "sucessfully installed" 11 times BEGINNING 7/14.
    Following MOWGREEN's input, I went to
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...FamilyID=021e12f5-cb46-43df-a2b8-185639ba2807
    and saved the download. But when I try to open it, I get the
    message..."Error opening log file. Verify that the specific log file location
    exists + is writable." Now I've gone from 8 to 11 updates "sucessfully
    installed". I'm reluctant to instruct UPDATE to disregard this update since
    it ts marked "important". If this update is truly imortant, why hasn't
    Microsoft fixed this download problem??? Is this somehow related to the auto
    update to SP1 I received on 7/13?
    David-in-NH
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    David-in-NH, Jul 22, 2008
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  6. David-in-NH

    Jay Guest

    Hi Sorry to interrupt but i have almost same problem.Yesterday
    installed Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Servic
    Pack 2 (KB936181) but today and it sows again new update availabl
    KB9361833(I think i dont remmember properly maybe wrong coz i search fo
    this and no results ) coz i was stressed and clicked Hide this so it
    gone.when I go to programs & features/installed
    updates, KB936181 is not listed thr . But update history, I see tha
    it was
    installed.So now what should i do ???Im using Visat ultimate servic
    pack
     
    Jay, Jul 22, 2008
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  7. David-in-NH

    Nonny Guest

    You're not only interrupting, you're hijacking the thread.

    Start a new thread rather than jump into someone else's when you have
    a problem that is "almost same"..
     
    Nonny, Jul 22, 2008
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  8. David-in-NH

    t-4-2 Guest

    Hello David and Jay
    Go to Check for Update window, right click on KB936181, click HIDE
    That's it. you won't see it again
     
    t-4-2, Jul 22, 2008
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  9. MowGreen [MVP], Jul 23, 2008
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  10. David ... see this KB:

    Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2
    (KB936181) may repeatedly appear in the update list on Microsoft Update
    or on Windows Update
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941729

    In Vista you'll need to open an Elevated Command Prompt for the
    resolution to work.
    command.com [cmd] is located in WINDOWS\system32 and can be found from
    Start Search by entering cmd
    *Right* click it and choose 'Run as administrator'
    Follow the prompts and then follow the KB article to rename
    msxml4.dll

    * Is HP software installed ? * If the answer is yes, than that is what's
    keeping msxml4.dll in use and preventing it from being updated properly.


    MowGreen [MVP 2003-2008]
    ===============
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    ===============
     
    MowGreen [MVP], Jul 23, 2008
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  11. David-in-NH

    t-4-2 Guest

    There is a misunderstanding . I suggested " Hide " option because the
    update had ALREADY BEEN INSTALLED several times. I was not suggesting
    NOT to install the update.
     
    t-4-2, Jul 23, 2008
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  12. Not command.com but cmd.exe.
     
    Paul Adare - MVP, Jul 24, 2008
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  13. Yes, the misunderstanding is that msxml4.dll is *NOT* being updated
    properly. Therefore KB936181 is continually reoffered.

    The issue is not in the detection of the update rather, it's the failure
    of KB936181 to install properly thus replacing msxml4.dll with the
    "secure" version, 4.20.9848.0 .

    So in this situation, hiding the update is not advised. One needs to
    confirm that the update has installed *properly* by checking the Version
    number and not rely on the entry in ARP.


    MG
     
    MowGreen [MVP], Jul 24, 2008
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  14. Grazi, Paul.


    MG
     
    MowGreen [MVP], Jul 24, 2008
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