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Old 05-21-2012, 09:30 PM   #1
Menno Hershberger
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Default Updates repeating

While I was writing my previous off topic post, I noticed the update icon
in my tray so I went ahead and let it install 3 updates. It notified me
when they were done and didn't require a reboot.

But a couple minutes later, the update icon appeared again. 3 more updates.
So I installed those. Same thing, no reboot required.

But the THIRD time the icon showed up, I wrote down what the three updates
were and let it install them one more time.

So when it showed up for the FOURTH time, I looked again and saw that it
was the same ones again. I then went to Add/Remove programs (show updates
checked) and none of those updates are showing.

So am I asking for trouble if I pick "custom", uncheck them and then tell
it never to ask again?

The updates are:

Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server
2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2518864)

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003
and Windows XP x86 (KB2572073)

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003
and Windows XP x86 (KB2633880)

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Old 05-21-2012, 10:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: Updates repeating

Menno Hershberger wrote:
> While I was writing my previous off topic post, I noticed the update icon
> in my tray so I went ahead and let it install 3 updates. It notified me
> when they were done and didn't require a reboot.
>
> But a couple minutes later, the update icon appeared again. 3 more updates.
> So I installed those. Same thing, no reboot required.
>
> But the THIRD time the icon showed up, I wrote down what the three updates
> were and let it install them one more time.
>
> So when it showed up for the FOURTH time, I looked again and saw that it
> was the same ones again. I then went to Add/Remove programs (show updates
> checked) and none of those updates are showing.
>
> So am I asking for trouble if I pick "custom", uncheck them and then tell
> it never to ask again?
>
> The updates are:
>
> Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows Server
> 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2518864)
>
> Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003
> and Windows XP x86 (KB2572073)
>
> Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server 2003
> and Windows XP x86 (KB2633880)
>


On the plus side, .NET updates tend to create log files. I've found
logs in %temp% but they might go in any random location (at the
whim of those clever .NET people). The log may tell you a sad
story of failure etc.

Someone has a similar problem here, and mentions a few error numbers.
The only thing interesting about this post, is it's from July 28, 2011.
Seems a bit strange something like this hasn't been fixed by now.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...0-a255cfa3ca3a

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Old 05-21-2012, 10:30 PM   #3
Menno Hershberger
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Default Re: Updates repeating

Paul <nospam@needed.com> wrote in news:jpec5j$e1t$1@dont-email.me:

> Menno Hershberger wrote:
>> While I was writing my previous off topic post, I noticed the update
>> icon in my tray so I went ahead and let it install 3 updates. It
>> notified me when they were done and didn't require a reboot.
>>
>> But a couple minutes later, the update icon appeared again. 3 more
>> updates. So I installed those. Same thing, no reboot required.
>>
>> But the THIRD time the icon showed up, I wrote down what the three
>> updates were and let it install them one more time.
>>
>> So when it showed up for the FOURTH time, I looked again and saw that
>> it was the same ones again. I then went to Add/Remove programs (show
>> updates checked) and none of those updates are showing.
>>
>> So am I asking for trouble if I pick "custom", uncheck them and then
>> tell it never to ask again?
>>
>> The updates are:
>>
>> Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows
>> Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2518864)
>>
>> Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows
>> Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2572073)
>>
>> Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows
>> Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2633880)
>>

>
> On the plus side, .NET updates tend to create log files. I've found
> logs in %temp% but they might go in any random location (at the
> whim of those clever .NET people). The log may tell you a sad
> story of failure etc.
>
> Someone has a similar problem here, and mentions a few error numbers.
> The only thing interesting about this post, is it's from July 28,
> 2011. Seems a bit strange something like this hasn't been fixed by
> now.
>
> http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...xp-windows_upd
> ate/why-cant-i-install-kb2518864-and-kb2478658/8894cdc7-8d30-4758-acb0-
> a255cfa3ca3a


What Googling I did on the subject took me back to the mid 2000's.
Nothing recent. I ran the Microsoft "fixit" that was on the link you gave
but it didn't "fixit". :-)

I did a shutdown. The updates still showed so I let it install them on
shutdown. But after reboot they still persist. I'll just hold off a while
and see if anyone comes up with an answer. I suppose I could do a system
restore, but it would probably just come back anyway.

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Old 05-21-2012, 10:30 PM   #4
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"Menno Hershberger" <mhersh22@nosuchplace.net> wrote in message
news:XnsA05AA4F396D05butter@wefb973cbe498...
> While I was writing my previous off topic post, I noticed the update
> icon
> in my tray so I went ahead and let it install 3 updates. It notified
> me
> when they were done and didn't require a reboot.
>
> But a couple minutes later, the update icon appeared again. 3 more
> updates.
> So I installed those. Same thing, no reboot required.
>
> But the THIRD time the icon showed up, I wrote down what the three
> updates
> were and let it install them one more time.
>
> So when it showed up for the FOURTH time, I looked again and saw that
> it
> was the same ones again. I then went to Add/Remove programs (show
> updates
> checked) and none of those updates are showing.
>
> So am I asking for trouble if I pick "custom", uncheck them and then
> tell
> it never to ask again?
>
> The updates are:
>
> Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows
> Server
> 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2518864)
>
> Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server
> 2003
> and Windows XP x86 (KB2572073)
>
> Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server
> 2003
> and Windows XP x86 (KB2633880)



Reboot and see if it clears up.
If not, and they still show as not installed, try this:

Go to Control Panel> Automatic Updates, turn OFF Automatic Updates and
click OK.

Click Start> Run, type: services.msc |Click OK|

Double-click the Automatic Updates Service, click the Stop button to
stop it, change the Startup Type in the drop-down box, to Disabled, and
click OK.

With Folder Options> View set to show hidden files and folders, open My
Computer and navigate to the following folder:
C:\Windows\Software Distribution\Download
Select All files and folders in the \Download folder, and then press the
Delete key to delete them, then close the folder window.

Again, Click Start> Run, type: services.msc |Click OK|

Double-click the Automatic Updates Service, change the Startup Type in
the drop-down box, to Automatic and click Apply, then the Start button.
Click OK after the service starts.

Go to the Windows Update web site (windowsupdate.microsoft.com).
Have it check for updates, using the Custom button, then download and
install the .NET updates when they are detected as being needed. Make
sure you disable the resident background module of your anti-virus while
they are installing. If they install successfully, reboot, then go to
Control Panel> Automatic Updates, turn ON Automatic Updates and click
OK.

If they fail, the details should show the error number for the failure.

Post back with your results.
--
Glen Ventura
MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
CompTIA A+

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Old 05-22-2012, 12:30 AM   #5
Menno Hershberger
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Default Re: Updates repeating

"glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in news:jpedcd$l5u$1@dont-email.me:

> "Menno Hershberger" <mhersh22@nosuchplace.net> wrote in message
> news:XnsA05AA4F396D05butter@wefb973cbe498...
>> While I was writing my previous off topic post, I noticed the update
>> icon
>> in my tray so I went ahead and let it install 3 updates. It notified
>> me
>> when they were done and didn't require a reboot.
>>
>> But a couple minutes later, the update icon appeared again. 3 more
>> updates.
>> So I installed those. Same thing, no reboot required.
>>
>> But the THIRD time the icon showed up, I wrote down what the three
>> updates
>> were and let it install them one more time.
>>
>> So when it showed up for the FOURTH time, I looked again and saw that
>> it
>> was the same ones again. I then went to Add/Remove programs (show
>> updates
>> checked) and none of those updates are showing.
>>
>> So am I asking for trouble if I pick "custom", uncheck them and then
>> tell
>> it never to ask again?
>>
>> The updates are:
>>
>> Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows
>> Server
>> 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2518864)
>>
>> Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server
>> 2003
>> and Windows XP x86 (KB2572073)
>>
>> Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows Server
>> 2003
>> and Windows XP x86 (KB2633880)

>
>
> Reboot and see if it clears up.
> If not, and they still show as not installed, try this:
>
> Go to Control Panel> Automatic Updates, turn OFF Automatic Updates and
> click OK.
>
> Click Start> Run, type: services.msc |Click OK|
>
> Double-click the Automatic Updates Service, click the Stop button to
> stop it, change the Startup Type in the drop-down box, to Disabled, and
> click OK.
>
> With Folder Options> View set to show hidden files and folders, open My
> Computer and navigate to the following folder:
> C:\Windows\Software Distribution\Download
> Select All files and folders in the \Download folder, and then press the
> Delete key to delete them, then close the folder window.
>
> Again, Click Start> Run, type: services.msc |Click OK|
>
> Double-click the Automatic Updates Service, change the Startup Type in
> the drop-down box, to Automatic and click Apply, then the Start button.
> Click OK after the service starts.
>
> Go to the Windows Update web site (windowsupdate.microsoft.com).
> Have it check for updates, using the Custom button, then download and
> install the .NET updates when they are detected as being needed. Make
> sure you disable the resident background module of your anti-virus while
> they are installing. If they install successfully, reboot, then go to
> Control Panel> Automatic Updates, turn ON Automatic Updates and click
> OK.
>
> If they fail, the details should show the error number for the failure.
>
> Post back with your results.


OK, I followed your instructions to the T.
The three updates were the only ones that showed up. They were checked and
I told it to install. I noticed that it skipped the "download" part and
went right to the installation. And then the installation failed on all
three counts. So I went right to my installation history and grabbed this
screen shot at http://mewnlite.com/history.gif
If you look closely below the failed updates you'll notice where the same
exact updates had been installed successfully... twice! Actually it was
three times when I scrolled down.

But then I noticed your final statement abou the error number which I
really don't remember seeing. But to be sure I went back and did the update
all over again. But this time they succeeded!

I have rebooted and turned Automatic Updates back on and the tray icon has
not reappeared (it's probably been a half hour now). A couple of things I
did along the way...

Before I emptied the Software Distribution\Download folder I examined it.
The newest entries in it were from 2011. I went back and looked now and
there's 8 new entries from just now and 5 older ones dating back to 2011.
Hard telling how those 5 got there because I had it emptied out just like
you told me to... :-)

Secondly, I went back to Add/Remove and these latest updates are still not
showing. There are quite a few showing from 5/10/1012 which was about a
week and a half ago. I remember about then when there were 9 updates.

I have installed AVG 2012 Free since then. Possibly that was stopping
something but according to the update history, they had installed
successfully. And the ones that showed as failed were done when AVG was
disabled (as you requested).

There's a lot I don't understand here, but after following your
instructions, everything seems to be OK.

And for that I thank you!

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Old 05-22-2012, 01:30 AM   #6
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"Menno Hershberger" <mhersh22@nosuchplace.net> wrote in message
news:XnsA05AC4BDDBE4Dbutter@wefb973cbe498...
> "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in
> news:jpedcd$l5u$1@dont-email.me:
>
>> "Menno Hershberger" <mhersh22@nosuchplace.net> wrote in message
>> news:XnsA05AA4F396D05butter@wefb973cbe498...
>>> While I was writing my previous off topic post, I noticed the update
>>> icon
>>> in my tray so I went ahead and let it install 3 updates. It notified
>>> me
>>> when they were done and didn't require a reboot.
>>>
>>> But a couple minutes later, the update icon appeared again. 3 more
>>> updates.
>>> So I installed those. Same thing, no reboot required.
>>>
>>> But the THIRD time the icon showed up, I wrote down what the three
>>> updates
>>> were and let it install them one more time.
>>>
>>> So when it showed up for the FOURTH time, I looked again and saw
>>> that
>>> it
>>> was the same ones again. I then went to Add/Remove programs (show
>>> updates
>>> checked) and none of those updates are showing.
>>>
>>> So am I asking for trouble if I pick "custom", uncheck them and then
>>> tell
>>> it never to ask again?
>>>
>>> The updates are:
>>>
>>> Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows
>>> Server
>>> 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2518864)
>>>
>>> Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows
>>> Server
>>> 2003
>>> and Windows XP x86 (KB2572073)
>>>
>>> Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows
>>> Server
>>> 2003
>>> and Windows XP x86 (KB2633880)

>>
>>
>> Reboot and see if it clears up.
>> If not, and they still show as not installed, try this:
>>
>> Go to Control Panel> Automatic Updates, turn OFF Automatic Updates
>> and
>> click OK.
>>
>> Click Start> Run, type: services.msc |Click OK|
>>
>> Double-click the Automatic Updates Service, click the Stop button to
>> stop it, change the Startup Type in the drop-down box, to Disabled,
>> and
>> click OK.
>>
>> With Folder Options> View set to show hidden files and folders, open
>> My
>> Computer and navigate to the following folder:
>> C:\Windows\Software Distribution\Download
>> Select All files and folders in the \Download folder, and then press
>> the
>> Delete key to delete them, then close the folder window.
>>
>> Again, Click Start> Run, type: services.msc |Click OK|
>>
>> Double-click the Automatic Updates Service, change the Startup Type
>> in
>> the drop-down box, to Automatic and click Apply, then the Start
>> button.
>> Click OK after the service starts.
>>
>> Go to the Windows Update web site (windowsupdate.microsoft.com).
>> Have it check for updates, using the Custom button, then download and
>> install the .NET updates when they are detected as being needed.
>> Make
>> sure you disable the resident background module of your anti-virus
>> while
>> they are installing. If they install successfully, reboot, then go
>> to
>> Control Panel> Automatic Updates, turn ON Automatic Updates and click
>> OK.
>>
>> If they fail, the details should show the error number for the
>> failure.
>>
>> Post back with your results.

>
> OK, I followed your instructions to the T.
> The three updates were the only ones that showed up. They were checked
> and
> I told it to install. I noticed that it skipped the "download" part
> and
> went right to the installation. And then the installation failed on
> all
> three counts. So I went right to my installation history and grabbed
> this
> screen shot at http://mewnlite.com/history.gif
> If you look closely below the failed updates you'll notice where the
> same
> exact updates had been installed successfully... twice! Actually it
> was
> three times when I scrolled down.
>
> But then I noticed your final statement abou the error number which I
> really don't remember seeing. But to be sure I went back and did the
> update
> all over again. But this time they succeeded!
>
> I have rebooted and turned Automatic Updates back on and the tray icon
> has
> not reappeared (it's probably been a half hour now). A couple of
> things I
> did along the way...
>
> Before I emptied the Software Distribution\Download folder I examined
> it.
> The newest entries in it were from 2011. I went back and looked now
> and
> there's 8 new entries from just now and 5 older ones dating back to
> 2011.
> Hard telling how those 5 got there because I had it emptied out just
> like
> you told me to... :-)
>
> Secondly, I went back to Add/Remove and these latest updates are still
> not
> showing. There are quite a few showing from 5/10/1012 which was about
> a
> week and a half ago. I remember about then when there were 9 updates.
>
> I have installed AVG 2012 Free since then. Possibly that was stopping
> something but according to the update history, they had installed
> successfully. And the ones that showed as failed were done when AVG
> was
> disabled (as you requested).
>
> There's a lot I don't understand here, but after following your
> instructions, everything seems to be OK.
>
> And for that I thank you!



In your picture, next to the failed updates are red circles with an X in
them... next to the red circle is a yellow question mark. Clicking the
red X or the question mark will open a small window with the error code.

You can also look at the Windowsupdate.log file in your Windows folder.
How to read the Windowsupdate.log file:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093

As Paul mentioned, .NET Framework usually creates it's own log as well,
in your Temp folder.
Click Start> Run, type: %temp%
Click OK.

Look for a text file (.txt) and also an web document file (.html) whose
name usually begins with "Microsoft .NET Framework and contains the KB
numbers of the .NET updates attempted in that update run. For instance,
I have a txt and a html file named Microsoft .NET Framework
2.0-KB2604092_20120514_221939718.html and Microsoft .NET Framework
2.0-KB2604092_20120514_221939718.txt.

The html file will show the result of the installation, and provides
check boxes and buttons to show more info. It is easier to read than
the .txt file, and should show details of any failures.

I'm not sure what happened in your sequence of events, but clearing the
Software Distribution\Download folder may be what eventually cleared it
up. The updates were already installed, and the issue may have been due
to the detection process not getting the message from the system.
Whatever, the procedure seems to have kicked something into working,
finally.

If you really want to pursue what was causing it, even though they're
apparently installed now, try asking in the Microsoft support forums
(ugh) and see if you can get the attention of Mow Green or Noel Paton,
former MVPs who really know the ins and outs of those log files and
failures. I think they both still work on those forums.
--
Glen Ventura
MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
CompTIA A+

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Old 05-22-2012, 05:30 AM   #7
Menno Hershberger
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"glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in news:jpeppj$sk5$1@dont-
email.me:

> "Menno Hershberger" <mhersh22@nosuchplace.net> wrote in message
> news:XnsA05AC4BDDBE4Dbutter@wefb973cbe498...
>> "glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in
>> news:jpedcd$l5u$1@dont-email.me:
>>
>>> "Menno Hershberger" <mhersh22@nosuchplace.net> wrote in message
>>> news:XnsA05AA4F396D05butter@wefb973cbe498...
>>>> While I was writing my previous off topic post, I noticed the update
>>>> icon
>>>> in my tray so I went ahead and let it install 3 updates. It notified
>>>> me
>>>> when they were done and didn't require a reboot.
>>>>
>>>> But a couple minutes later, the update icon appeared again. 3 more
>>>> updates.
>>>> So I installed those. Same thing, no reboot required.
>>>>
>>>> But the THIRD time the icon showed up, I wrote down what the three
>>>> updates
>>>> were and let it install them one more time.
>>>>
>>>> So when it showed up for the FOURTH time, I looked again and saw
>>>> that
>>>> it
>>>> was the same ones again. I then went to Add/Remove programs (show
>>>> updates
>>>> checked) and none of those updates are showing.
>>>>
>>>> So am I asking for trouble if I pick "custom", uncheck them and then
>>>> tell
>>>> it never to ask again?
>>>>
>>>> The updates are:
>>>>
>>>> Security Update for .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1 on Windows
>>>> Server
>>>> 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB2518864)
>>>>
>>>> Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows
>>>> Server
>>>> 2003
>>>> and Windows XP x86 (KB2572073)
>>>>
>>>> Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 on Windows
>>>> Server
>>>> 2003
>>>> and Windows XP x86 (KB2633880)
>>>
>>>
>>> Reboot and see if it clears up.
>>> If not, and they still show as not installed, try this:
>>>
>>> Go to Control Panel> Automatic Updates, turn OFF Automatic Updates
>>> and
>>> click OK.
>>>
>>> Click Start> Run, type: services.msc |Click OK|
>>>
>>> Double-click the Automatic Updates Service, click the Stop button to
>>> stop it, change the Startup Type in the drop-down box, to Disabled,
>>> and
>>> click OK.
>>>
>>> With Folder Options> View set to show hidden files and folders, open
>>> My
>>> Computer and navigate to the following folder:
>>> C:\Windows\Software Distribution\Download
>>> Select All files and folders in the \Download folder, and then press
>>> the
>>> Delete key to delete them, then close the folder window.
>>>
>>> Again, Click Start> Run, type: services.msc |Click OK|
>>>
>>> Double-click the Automatic Updates Service, change the Startup Type
>>> in
>>> the drop-down box, to Automatic and click Apply, then the Start
>>> button.
>>> Click OK after the service starts.
>>>
>>> Go to the Windows Update web site (windowsupdate.microsoft.com).
>>> Have it check for updates, using the Custom button, then download and
>>> install the .NET updates when they are detected as being needed.
>>> Make
>>> sure you disable the resident background module of your anti-virus
>>> while
>>> they are installing. If they install successfully, reboot, then go
>>> to
>>> Control Panel> Automatic Updates, turn ON Automatic Updates and click
>>> OK.
>>>
>>> If they fail, the details should show the error number for the
>>> failure.
>>>
>>> Post back with your results.

>>
>> OK, I followed your instructions to the T.
>> The three updates were the only ones that showed up. They were checked
>> and
>> I told it to install. I noticed that it skipped the "download" part
>> and
>> went right to the installation. And then the installation failed on
>> all
>> three counts. So I went right to my installation history and grabbed
>> this
>> screen shot at http://mewnlite.com/history.gif
>> If you look closely below the failed updates you'll notice where the
>> same
>> exact updates had been installed successfully... twice! Actually it
>> was
>> three times when I scrolled down.
>>
>> But then I noticed your final statement abou the error number which I
>> really don't remember seeing. But to be sure I went back and did the
>> update
>> all over again. But this time they succeeded!
>>
>> I have rebooted and turned Automatic Updates back on and the tray icon
>> has
>> not reappeared (it's probably been a half hour now). A couple of
>> things I
>> did along the way...
>>
>> Before I emptied the Software Distribution\Download folder I examined
>> it.
>> The newest entries in it were from 2011. I went back and looked now
>> and
>> there's 8 new entries from just now and 5 older ones dating back to
>> 2011.
>> Hard telling how those 5 got there because I had it emptied out just
>> like
>> you told me to... :-)
>>
>> Secondly, I went back to Add/Remove and these latest updates are still
>> not
>> showing. There are quite a few showing from 5/10/1012 which was about
>> a
>> week and a half ago. I remember about then when there were 9 updates.
>>
>> I have installed AVG 2012 Free since then. Possibly that was stopping
>> something but according to the update history, they had installed
>> successfully. And the ones that showed as failed were done when AVG
>> was
>> disabled (as you requested).
>>
>> There's a lot I don't understand here, but after following your
>> instructions, everything seems to be OK.
>>
>> And for that I thank you!

>
>
> In your picture, next to the failed updates are red circles with an X

in
> them... next to the red circle is a yellow question mark. Clicking the
> red X or the question mark will open a small window with the error

code.
>
> You can also look at the Windowsupdate.log file in your Windows folder.
> How to read the Windowsupdate.log file:
> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093
>
> As Paul mentioned, .NET Framework usually creates it's own log as well,
> in your Temp folder.
> Click Start> Run, type: %temp%
> Click OK.
>
> Look for a text file (.txt) and also an web document file (.html) whose
> name usually begins with "Microsoft .NET Framework and contains the KB
> numbers of the .NET updates attempted in that update run. For

instance,
> I have a txt and a html file named Microsoft .NET Framework
> 2.0-KB2604092_20120514_221939718.html and Microsoft .NET Framework
> 2.0-KB2604092_20120514_221939718.txt.
>
> The html file will show the result of the installation, and provides
> check boxes and buttons to show more info. It is easier to read than
> the .txt file, and should show details of any failures.
>
> I'm not sure what happened in your sequence of events, but clearing the
> Software Distribution\Download folder may be what eventually cleared it
> up. The updates were already installed, and the issue may have been

due
> to the detection process not getting the message from the system.
> Whatever, the procedure seems to have kicked something into working,
> finally.
>
> If you really want to pursue what was causing it, even though they're
> apparently installed now, try asking in the Microsoft support forums
> (ugh) and see if you can get the attention of Mow Green or Noel Paton,
> former MVPs who really know the ins and outs of those log files and
> failures. I think they both still work on those forums.


Well now, 8 1/2 hours later, when I thought I had it licked, the same
damn 3 updates just popped up again!

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Old 05-22-2012, 06:30 AM   #8
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"Menno Hershberger" <mhersh22@nosuchplace.net> wrote in message
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>
> Well now, 8 1/2 hours later, when I thought I had it licked, the same
> damn 3 updates just popped up again!



....and you still haven't supplied the error numbers.

Open the C:\Windows\Windowsupdate.log in Notepad, copy the last 75 lines
or so, and paste them into a reply here, as well as the error numbers
for the failed updates, from the Windows Update site.

You may need to remove all the .NET Framework versions on your computer,
using Aaron Stebner's removal tool, and then install and update .NET 3.5
SP1 cleanly.... which includes .NET 2.0 and 3.0.

Automated cleanup tool to remove the .NET Framework 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0
and 3.5 - Aaron Stebner's WebLog -
http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/arc...30/611355.aspx

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Old 05-22-2012, 06:30 AM   #9
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"Menno Hershberger" <mhersh22@nosuchplace.net> wrote in message
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> Well now, 8 1/2 hours later, when I thought I had it licked, the same
> damn 3 updates just popped up again!


Hang on, Menno..... I was offered the same 3 updates, and the same thing
just happened to me when I installed them a little while ago. I'll have
to see what more I can find out. Something is rotten in Denmark...

I gor error 0x80070002 for all three on the Update site, and they show
as already successfully installed via Automatic Updates just prior, but
do not show in Add or Remove programs.

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Old 05-22-2012, 07:30 AM   #10
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"glee" <glee29@spamindspring.com> wrote in message
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> "Menno Hershberger" <mhersh22@nosuchplace.net> wrote in message
> news:XnsA05AF1ECA7733butter@wefb973cbe498...
>>
>> Well now, 8 1/2 hours later, when I thought I had it licked, the same
>> damn 3 updates just popped up again!

>
> Hang on, Menno..... I was offered the same 3 updates, and the same thing
> just happened to me when I installed them a little while ago. I'll have
> to see what more I can find out. Something is rotten in Denmark...
>
> I gor error 0x80070002 for all three on the Update site, and they show as
> already successfully installed via Automatic Updates just prior, but do
> not show in Add or Remove programs.
>
> --
> Glen Ventura
> MS MVP Oct. 2002 - Sept. 2009
> CompTIA A+


Also getting the same updates re-offered KB2572073, KB2633880 and KB2518864.

However, I am not getting any error messages. In "Review Update History"
(Microsoft Update), they all show as "Successful", whether via automatic
updates or Microsoft Update.

Tried turning off real time protection in MSE and also turned off Trusteer
Rapport and reinstalled but still offered them again.

Strange that this has started now, they all showed as installed on May 9th
(after patch Tuesday 8th).




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