Windows Update keeps on telling me to install an update which has already been installed!

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by mlai, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. mlai

    mlai Guest

    OK, this completely baffles me.....

    I have a small network at home, all running Vista Business and Vista
    Ultimate x64. On one of the Ultimate x64 machines, windows update keeps on
    telling me to install the Dreamscene update. I have installed and restarted
    the machine, windows update show that Dreamscene installed successfully, but
    it continues to ask me to install the Dreamscene again! Even the shutdown
    button has an exclaimation mark saying "logoff and install updates" or
    something to that effect.

    BTW, the machines are managed via a WSUS3.0 on a SBS2003. Thus the
    cross-post to the SUS groups.....

    What can I do? This is a pain in the rear-end.....

    Please help!!!!
    mlai, Oct 30, 2007
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    AJenbo Guest

    you can right click the update and then select to hide it, this should
    prevent it from poping up again. I had the same issue with and update
    for visual c# express.
    AJenbo, Oct 30, 2007
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  4. mlai

    mlai Guest

    But does this cause any other problems? Or could this be an indication of
    other problems which will aftect the operations of Windows Update?
    mlai, Oct 31, 2007
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    yihia Guest

    yihia, Nov 1, 2007
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    Sherry Guest

    I to am having the same problem. I have a desk top that keeps wanting me to
    update the Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2
    (KB936181) i have done this four times and restarted my computer but it keeps
    telling me that I have a update and it is the same one. Help what can I do
    to get it to stop doing this???

    Sherry, Nov 1, 2007
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    trmcdougle Guest

    I had a similar problem (with a different update-932168) a that I
    fixed a couple of days ago.

    I went into the folder where the update was located (and trying to
    install from) and ran the update.exe manually, the install worked and
    the problem went away.

    The folder was in Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
    \xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx\update where
    xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx is a long hexadecimal code.

    This update was one that has worked on about 100 other PCs, this is
    the only 1 it has failed on. Curiously looking at WSUS administration
    I see there are 3 other updates that have in similar fashion failed,
    and again on exactly 1 machine!

    trmcdougle, Nov 2, 2007
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    Sherry Guest

    Since I am new to al this could you tell me where I can find that folder? I
    really dont know that much about computers. I try to do the best I can and It
    sure is a learning process.

    Thanks Sheryy
    Sherry, Nov 2, 2007
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