"Automatic updates" icon won't go away

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I installed the XP SP3 updates before the automatic updates managed to tell
me it was available.

The auto update icon on the task bar now permanently tells me I have updates
waiting to be installed - even though I've re-installed them again using the
auto updater.

I have auto updater set to tell me when new updates are available but not to
install them automatically.

How can I :
1. get rid of the auto updater off the task bar (without changing the
settings)?
2. make it know I have already updated the PC?

TIA
Scott
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    In article <A81CBE2B-C718-4058-BD8C-591C974D51B2@microsoft.com>,
    Scott@discussions.microsoft.com, =?Utf-8?B?U2NvdHQ=?= says...

    > I installed the XP SP3 updates before the automatic updates managed to tell
    > me it was available.
    >
    > The auto update icon on the task bar now permanently tells me I have updates
    > waiting to be installed - even though I've re-installed them again using the
    > auto updater.
    >
    > I have auto updater set to tell me when new updates are available but not to
    > install them automatically.
    >
    > How can I :
    > 1. get rid of the auto updater off the task bar (without changing the
    > settings)?
    > 2. make it know I have already updated the PC?
    >
    > TIA
    > Scott
    >

    Is this the "Office XP SP3" you are speaking of again?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    I think pherhaps scott is using the new update feature which updates both
    office applications and windows xp, may be a while before they get it fully
    sorted scott.

    "ByTor" <ByTor@snowdog.com> wrote in message
    news:fquJe.33376$CI6.2656@fe82.usenetserver.com...
    > In article <A81CBE2B-C718-4058-BD8C-591C974D51B2@microsoft.com>,
    > Scott@discussions.microsoft.com, =?Utf-8?B?U2NvdHQ=?= says...
    >
    >> I installed the XP SP3 updates before the automatic updates managed to
    >> tell
    >> me it was available.
    >>
    >> The auto update icon on the task bar now permanently tells me I have
    >> updates
    >> waiting to be installed - even though I've re-installed them again using
    >> the
    >> auto updater.
    >>
    >> I have auto updater set to tell me when new updates are available but not
    >> to
    >> install them automatically.
    >>
    >> How can I :
    >> 1. get rid of the auto updater off the task bar (without changing the
    >> settings)?
    >> 2. make it know I have already updated the PC?
    >>
    >> TIA
    >> Scott
    >>
    >
    > Is this the "Office XP SP3" you are speaking of again?
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Yes it's the Office XP SP3 I downloaded. Apologies for the confusion!

    "Andy Hook" wrote:

    > I think pherhaps scott is using the new update feature which updates both
    > office applications and windows xp, may be a while before they get it fully
    > sorted scott.
    >
    > "ByTor" <ByTor@snowdog.com> wrote in message
    > news:fquJe.33376$CI6.2656@fe82.usenetserver.com...
    > > In article <A81CBE2B-C718-4058-BD8C-591C974D51B2@microsoft.com>,
    > > Scott@discussions.microsoft.com, =?Utf-8?B?U2NvdHQ=?= says...
    > >
    > >> I installed the XP SP3 updates before the automatic updates managed to
    > >> tell
    > >> me it was available.
    > >>
    > >> The auto update icon on the task bar now permanently tells me I have
    > >> updates
    > >> waiting to be installed - even though I've re-installed them again using
    > >> the
    > >> auto updater.
    > >>
    > >> I have auto updater set to tell me when new updates are available but not
    > >> to
    > >> install them automatically.
    > >>
    > >> How can I :
    > >> 1. get rid of the auto updater off the task bar (without changing the
    > >> settings)?
    > >> 2. make it know I have already updated the PC?
    > >>
    > >> TIA
    > >> Scott
    > >>
    > >
    > > Is this the "Office XP SP3" you are speaking of again?
    > >
    >
    >
    >
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Scott.
    btw, see my reply to your other thread "Deleting unneeded Windows Updates".

    --
    Maurice N
    MVP Windows - Shell / User
    -----

    Scott wrote:
    > Yes it's the Office XP SP3 I downloaded. Apologies for the confusion!
    >
    > "Andy Hook" wrote:
    >
    >> I think pherhaps scott is using the new update feature which updates
    >> both office applications and windows xp, may be a while before they
    >> get it fully sorted scott.
    >>
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Sorry Maurice N but I haven't posted another thread by that subject name.
    I don't know if I'm not explaining myself enough but I don't think people
    have got the gist of the issue.

    Automatic updates (the little gold shield icon on the task bar) keeps
    wanting to download Office XP SP3. Having downloaded it numerous times, the
    icon still appears and tells me there are updates waiting to be installed.
    Each update is screwing up the Office shortcut bar.

    How can I get the auto updater to recognise there are no more updates needed
    (the Office update website confirms this) and get rid of it off the task bar
    without adjusting its settings?

    TIA Scott

    "Maurice N ~ MVP" wrote:

    > Scott.
    > btw, see my reply to your other thread "Deleting unneeded Windows Updates".
    >
    > --
    > Maurice N
    > MVP Windows - Shell / User
    > -----
    >
    > Scott wrote:
    > > Yes it's the Office XP SP3 I downloaded. Apologies for the confusion!
    > >
    > > "Andy Hook" wrote:
    > >
    > >> I think pherhaps scott is using the new update feature which updates
    > >> both office applications and windows xp, may be a while before they
    > >> get it fully sorted scott.
    > >>
    >
    >
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Scott wrote:

    > Sorry Maurice N but I haven't posted another thread by that subject name.
    > I don't know if I'm not explaining myself enough but I don't think people
    > have got the gist of the issue.
    >
    > Automatic updates (the little gold shield icon on the task bar) keeps
    > wanting to download Office XP SP3. Having downloaded it numerous times, the
    > icon still appears and tells me there are updates waiting to be installed.
    > Each update is screwing up the Office shortcut bar.
    >
    > How can I get the auto updater to recognise there are no more updates needed
    > (the Office update website confirms this) and get rid of it off the task bar
    > without adjusting its settings?
    >
    Hi,

    Here is the thread Maurice mentioned:
    http://groups.google.co.uk/group/microsoft.public.officeupdate/browse_frm/thread/89cd9821464f4e3b/d3b0ae6181b7954a#d3b0ae6181b7954a

    But as I understand your issue it will just start do download Office
    XP SP3 again, I'm afraid the procedure in the link above will not work.

    What you need to do is to hide the update:

    Double click on the AU icon in the notification area and select
    "Custom Install", unselect the update in question, and when later on
    asked, select to never show the update again.


    --
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  7. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Hello Torgeir,

    Excellent catch. Thank you.

    --
    Maurice N
    MVP Windows - Shell / User
    -----


    Torgeir Bakken (MVP) wrote:
    > Hi,
    >
    > Here is the thread Maurice mentioned:
    > http://groups.google.co.uk/group/microsoft.public.officeupdate/browse_frm/thread/89cd9821464f4e3b/d3b0ae6181b7954a#d3b0ae6181b7954a
    >
    > But as I understand your issue it will just start do download Office
    > XP SP3 again, I'm afraid the procedure in the link above will not
    > work.
    >
    > What you need to do is to hide the update:
    >
    > Double click on the AU icon in the notification area and select
    > "Custom Install", unselect the update in question, and when later on
    > asked, select to never show the update again.
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