Automatic updates - won't go away!

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Have automatic updates turned on.
I have downloaded and installed the updates
KB 839645
KB 841533
KB 841873
KB 893376

...and these are shown as successfully installed in the history.

However, the automatic updates icon still keeps appearing in the tray
saying that these updates need to be installed, and it won't go away!

Any ideas anyone?

TIA

Nick
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    Try the Windows Update Troubleshooter : http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/troubleshoot.aspx?ln=en

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    "NickT" <espamnjaytee@dsl.pipex.com> wrote in message news:MPG.1cb895044d5d7df9989691@news.individual.net...
    > Have automatic updates turned on.
    > I have downloaded and installed the updates
    > KB 839645
    > KB 841533
    > KB 841873
    > KB 893376
    >
    > ..and these are shown as successfully installed in the history.
    >
    > However, the automatic updates icon still keeps appearing in the tray
    > saying that these updates need to be installed, and it won't go away!
    >
    > Any ideas anyone?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Nick
    > Remove 's p a m' to reply
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    In article <eVPS$v5NFHA.3560@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl>,
    marfer_mvpREMOVE@hotmail.com says...
    > Try the Windows Update Troubleshooter : http://v5.windowsupdate.microsoft.com/v5consumer/troubleshoot.aspx?ln=en
    >
    >
    Thanks, but my problem isn't listed there! Knowledgebase doesn't help
    either

    Nick
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    Disable the windows update?:)


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    http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/needagain.htm
    Windows Update says the update is still needed
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;319109
    Windows Update Site Lists Updates That You Already Installed - WinXP

    NickT wrote:
    > Have automatic updates turned on.
    > I have downloaded and installed the updates
    > KB 839645
    > KB 841533
    > KB 841873
    > KB 893376
    >
    > ..and these are shown as successfully installed in the history.
    >
    > However, the automatic updates icon still keeps appearing in the tray
    > saying that these updates need to be installed, and it won't go away!
    >
    > Any ideas anyone?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Nick
    > Remove 's p a m' to reply
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    In article <MPG.1cb895044d5d7df9989691@news.individual.net>,
    espamnjaytee@dsl.pipex.com says...
    > Have automatic updates turned on.
    > I have downloaded and installed the updates
    > KB 839645
    > KB 841533
    > KB 841873
    > KB 893376
    >
    > ..and these are shown as successfully installed in the history.
    >
    > However, the automatic updates icon still keeps appearing in the tray
    > saying that these updates need to be installed, and it won't go away!
    >
    > Any ideas anyone?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Nick
    > Remove 's p a m' to reply
    >
    Having checked for some of the causes suggested, I now find that my XP
    Pro installation is reporting itself as pre-SP1, and that some of the
    updates listed are pre SP1 as well! Service pack 2 was installed some
    time ago, and my original installation if from the SP1 release!

    Ideas welcome!

    Have already tried system restore but no joy

    Nick
  6. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    In article <MPG.1cba2ea5d52c394c989693@news.individual.net>,
    espamnjaytee@dsl.pipex.com says...
    > In article <MPG.1cb895044d5d7df9989691@news.individual.net>,
    > espamnjaytee@dsl.pipex.com says...
    > > Have automatic updates turned on.
    > > I have downloaded and installed the updates
    > > KB 839645
    > > KB 841533
    > > KB 841873
    > > KB 893376
    > >
    > > ..and these are shown as successfully installed in the history.
    > >
    > > However, the automatic updates icon still keeps appearing in the tray
    > > saying that these updates need to be installed, and it won't go away!
    > >
    > > Any ideas anyone?
    > >
    > > TIA
    > >
    > > Nick
    > > Remove 's p a m' to reply
    > >
    > Having checked for some of the causes suggested, I now find that my XP
    > Pro installation is reporting itself as pre-SP1, and that some of the
    > updates listed are pre SP1 as well! Service pack 2 was installed some
    > time ago, and my original installation if from the SP1 release!
    >
    > Ideas welcome!
    >
    > Have already tried system restore but no joy
    >
    > Nick
    >
    But, I've just done an 'overwrite' install of SP2 in desperation, and it
    worked.
    I must have cocked up a regedit sometime.
    Nick
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