Use the appropriate Direct Download link in the More Information section of
(middle of the page)
Save the download to your desktop, then right-click on it and select "Run as
Administrator" to install.
Reboot for good measure.
Or you could...
Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
Support for Windows Update:
For more information about how to contact your local Microsoft subsidiary
for security update support issues, visit the International Support Web
For enterprise customers, support for security updates is available through
your usual support contacts.
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.net
> when I search for updates on the windows vista home edition windows
> i get this message
> to check for updates you must first install an update for windows update.
> your automatic updating settings will not change.
> when i follow the prompts to do this it and wait for the installation bar
> finish, it returns me to the original windows update screen. however when
> try to search for updates again it gives me the same message. i have done
> this several times over to no avail. any ideas?