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Zippity
11-05-2004, 11:15 AM
I am running Windows XP Professional.

For the last few days, an MS update (#819696) has automatically downloaded onto my PC. At the prompt, I have clicked "install".

Is it normal to receive the same (?) update each day, or am I missing something here?

Where on my PC are these update files stored?

I have tried to locate them to compare file size and date stamp :(

robsonde
11-05-2004, 11:54 AM
i think that there must be a problem with the install of that update, you should only get each one once.

as for where the files go, no one knows :-)
the fiels go into the OS and any temp files are removed, there are no install files left after install.

gerrypics
11-05-2004, 12:26 PM
This might help:

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=829778

Zippity
11-05-2004, 02:05 PM
Thanks :)

johnboy
11-05-2004, 02:35 PM
The location of ms updates are C:\Program Files\WindowsUpdate
you have to have show hidden files and folders checked in windows explorer tools/view
Also look in C:\WINDOWS the folders named like this are updates.
$Uninstall

PaulD
11-05-2004, 02:51 PM
You'll only have the original updates if you downloaded them for the corporate update site and they won't be hidden, they'll be where you put them.
$Uninstall folders are more likely for putting things back to old condition.

Misty
13-05-2004, 09:17 PM
Hi Zippity
You seem to have a similar problem to mine. Have a look at this thread

http://pressf1.pcworld.co.nz/thread.jsp?forum=1&thread=46550

Misty

rodb
14-05-2004, 10:56 PM
I think that if you go to the Windows Update webpage and click on update history (or something like that) you will get a list of all updates which have been installed on your PC.

Zippity
14-05-2004, 11:53 PM
And guess what?

MS wants me to load IE onto my PC.

Stuff them!! This PC works sweet without IE or OE :):):)