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    new updates ready to install again & again (xp home)

    every time on startup I keep getting the bubble new updates ready to instal ( I'm set to auto download updates)on checking details it's the same two numbers every time 810577 security update. Q811630 critical update I installed these some time ago and there is a folder with these numbers in the programe files of windows update. I've installed these same numbers twice already.Surely something is not right here? any ideas?

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    Re: new updates ready to install again & again (xp home)

    To resolve this issue, delete the registry key that is associated with the update that you installed, and then reinstall the update:
    Click Start, point to All Programs, and then click Windows Update.
    On the Windows Update home page, click Scan for updates.
    Note the number of the Microsoft Knowledge Base article (a six-digit number) that is referenced in the update that you are trying to install.
    Close the Windows Update home page.
    Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
    Locate and double-click the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftUpdatesWindows XPSP1

    Under the SP1 key, locate and click the registry entry that corresponds to the number of the Microsoft Knowledge Base article (the six-digit number that you noted earlier).

    For example, if the Microsoft Knowledge Base article number that you noted was "309521," locate and click the following key in the registry:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftUpdatesWindows XPSP1Q309521

    Click Delete on the Edit menu, and then click Yes to confirm.
    Quit Registry Editor, and then restart your computer if you are prompted
    Reinstall the updates you deleted from Windows Update Center

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    Re: new updates ready to install again & again (xp home)

    not so sure I'm confident enough to go diving into registry cowboy, however it's something to think about. thanks

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    Re: new updates ready to install again & again (xp home)

    Thats OK I found that on Microsofts Knowledge Base. The only other option they gave was to go to Windows Updates Center and try to reinstall the ones thats giving you problems, then If that doesn't work your only other option is the 1st one I gave you. If you decide to try it { and your concerned } just create a restore point before you make changes to the registry and if you run into problems, just do a restore. If all you delete is the two {Updates that you listed} from the registry you shouldn't have any problems. From what I read about those two updates it won't be a problem. Plus the fact that if you follow those instructions exactly you shouldn't even be around any registry keys to delete that would do any major harm. This is what it looks like in the registry just delete the ones that you listed and then reboot and reinstall.

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    Re: new updates ready to install again & again (xp

    After reading Cowboy's good thoughts maybe you will like to know that I had the same trouble twice but no more. This is in the last day or so, right? The third time was the charm and I haven't had the bubble since. Hope you have the same experience.

    Yes, I'm also terrified of the registry. My guess is that once you go in there a bell rings in Bill Gates bedroom and he grins and gets a good night's sleep, knowing another user has bit the dust. <img src=/S/flee.gif border=0 alt=flee width=25 height=25>

    Old Willy

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    Re: new updates ready to install again & again (xp

    Iv'e been in registry so many times he stopped payen any attention to the bell. And he aint grinnen anymore ether. But he still gets a good nights sleep. Kinda hard not to when your the richest man on tha planet. So if you walk thru the valley of the dark registry, have no fear, for we will be with you, and thy restorer will protect the from the evils <img src=/S/aflame.gif border=0 alt=aflame width=16 height=16> of the dark keys. Well, <img src=/S/drop.gif border=0 alt=drop width=23 height=23> most the time anyway.

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