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Windows updates I appreciate your response to my question,I marked it as helpful. Automatic updates is downloading and installing the same updates and optional updates ,continually.How do I prevent this? Thank's, Ray...

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  • rayo49 Sep 12, 2008

    Thank's again Pattods,I'll update manually for now, and try to resolve the problem as you suggested. Thank's, Ray

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What you should do, is simply reset the auto update program. Basically, turn all automatic updating off and then reboot the computer. After that, reactivate the updater and see if it works correctly. If it still will not work correctly; I'd go about updating with the online updater.

http://update.microsoft.com/

Using that url, you should be able to access the online update system. It all depends on what version of windows you're using.

Now, if you're running windows Vista; there have been a LOT of updates recently. Such as daily windows defender updates, security patches, and yes, quite a bit of performance patches. It could be that you're just seeing the same names on some updates.

Also, if you switch it to notify you but don't download you can manually download and install each update at a time. This could help you find a possible fix if microsoft has already fixed that problem.

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