RE: Windows updates won't install
Addendum to my first post:
After experiencing the problems mentioned in my first post, I went to
Windows Update where the three files mentioned in my first post appear.
However, each file is listed as 0KB and 0 minutes to download.
1) Could this be the reason I keep getting a yellow, diamond icon in my
systray (the three updates are repeatedly available) even after I repeatedly
tried to install the updates as mentioned in my first post?
2) If the answer to 1) is yes, how do I fix this problem?
> I am using a Windows XP Professional computer with service pack 3.
> When the update icon (yellow diamond) appeared in my systray I tried to
> install the following three updates:
> 1) Microsoft.Net Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2 Security Update for Windows
> 2000, Windows Server 2003, and Windows XP (KB974417)
> 2) Microsoft.Net Framework 3.5 SP1 and >net Framework 2.0 Security Update
> for Windows 2000. Windows Server 2003 and Windows XP x86 (KB979909)
> 3) Microsoft.Net Framework 3.5 SP1 Update for Windows Server 2003 and
> Windows XP x86 (KB982168)
> Although the updates completed, apparently they were not installed properly
> because the yellow update diamond icon repeatedly keeps appearing in my
> In Control Panel>Add/Remove Programs, only the first two updates (1) and 2)
> above appear in that list.
> From that Add/Remove Programs list, I tried uninstalling the first update
> (KB974417) and then manually installing it. This did not help. That file
> still keeps reappearing after I reboot the computer and then click on the
> yellow update diamond icon in my systray.
> I checked the web for advice on how to solve this problem. All I could find
> were solutions that either didn't work or were complicated and beyond my
> ability to understand them.
> To avoid having to wait for the updates to attempt to install each time I
> turn off my computer, I turned off the Automatic Updates feature. Of course I
> would like to be able to turn this feature back on if I can solve this
> What could be causing this problem of the yellow, update icon repeatedly
> reappearing in my systray after the updates apparently were installed?
> Is there a fairly straightforward way of correcting this problem?