I have Automatic Updates set to "notify me but don't download or install updates." Somehow I inadvertently downloaded the installation file for WinXP SP3 -- which I do not want on my computer -- and now I continuously have a message popping up telling me that SP3 is downloaded and ready to install.
I performed the following steps in an attempt to remove the SP3 installation file and stop those messages:
(1) Stop the Automatic Update service (run: services.msc)
(2) Delete the contents of the Download Folder (run: %windir%SoftwareDistribution)
(3) Start the Automatic Update service (run: services.msc)
This did not solve the problem – the SP3 installation file and those annoying message are still there. How can I get rid of that file and those messages?