View Full Version : Problems with latest MS updates for Windows XP

22-05-2012, 05:44 PM
I have Windows XP SP3. I've installed these updates KB2572073, KB2633880, KB2518864 but they aren't showing in Add/Remove programs when I check 'show updates' but are showing on the MS website in 'review update history' as being installed (four times). Each time I shut the computer off it tells me it is installing the updates but when I reboot the yellow shield is there again wanting to install the updates. I've not had this problem before. Anyone else having a problem?

22-05-2012, 07:19 PM
All those updates are for .net framework, one possible reason is your .net Framework is corrupted in some way and the updates wont stay put, so to speak. You can try uninstalling .net Framework and reinstalling it, that sometimes works.

If you have ATI graphic Drivers Take note of the poll owing advise from another site:

Note that if you have Catalyst installed along with ATI video drivers, Catalyst requires that .Net Framework 2.0 is installed. You may get error messages from Catalyst after it has been un-installed.

Terry Porritt
22-05-2012, 10:04 PM
The .net 2 framework can be a sod to uninstall. There is a removal tool here: http://blogs.msdn.com/b/astebner/archive/2008/08/28/8904493.aspx

Alternatively, to be rid of the nuisance of repeated notifications of updates which don't install, select Custom instead of Express when trying to install, and then untick the boxes. There is then an option to not have the updates shown again :)

22-05-2012, 10:55 PM
Thanks wainuitech and Terry. I looked at MS for uninstall/reinstall info and also your link Terry but I fear getting into difficulties so I've taken the easy option for now but I have a question. In selecting the option to not have the updates shown again include all MS updates or just those three which wouldn't install. Also I was wondering whether an uninstall of .net Framework 2 with CCleaner would have been an option.

Speedy Gonzales
22-05-2012, 11:02 PM
Same prob here (http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/solved-windows-update-same-4-updates-628629.html). And here (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-windows_update/security-updates-for-kb2518864-kb2572073-kb2633880/f6814ac0-ff7c-4c05-85ce-50c5ab00c669). And here (http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-windows_update/problem-windows-to-install-six-updates-kb2572073/f2c07c3e-1c99-45ab-a171-35dc8449e0ff). And here (http://www.computing.net/answers/windows-xp/kb2572073-keeps-downloading/198070.html)

22-05-2012, 11:20 PM
Thanks Speedy, I'll get into this problem further tomorrow.

Terry Porritt
23-05-2012, 09:17 AM
I also had that problem when I fired up my XP backup computer yesterday. Since I don't use it much and have a backup cloned hard drive anyway I took the bull by the horns and wiped all the .net using that removal tool after Add/Remove failed to do the job. Also in Add/Remove the various .net said rarely used , so what the heck :)

After using the removal tool the updates still kept coming, so that was when I chose to hide them. Incidently Bellbird, the hide option applies only to those updates that have been unticked.

Terry Porritt
23-05-2012, 11:36 AM
A bit more searching indicates this is a "world wide" problem....http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/smallbusinessserver/thread/2f0bbb7d-fc28-4c32-bf63-54cf5a6615d2

Maybe best just to hide the updates for now. It is most likely bugs in the update. It doesn't seem likely that everyone has corrupted .net 2 framework.

23-05-2012, 05:09 PM
Thanks Terry, pleased it's not just my computer. Hope I don't have to go through the uninstall/install process.

23-05-2012, 09:53 PM
Had the same problem with those updates yesterday, but today all is fine.

25-05-2012, 12:08 AM
I selected custom install and hid them too (after checking update history, which said they had installed).