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Windows Update After i have reinstalled the pc, i have downloaded some updates for my computer. Then some updates cannot be installed. the is an icon in the (taskbar i think) anyway in the bottom right corner saying "updates are ready for your computer" i click it, the i select express and its installing.after a few seconds this pops up (see the image below)

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    NickFixYou May 21, 2008


  • NickFixYou
    NickFixYou May 21, 2008

    i did reboot. and the same thing happens. and when i got to windows update on the internet, i select install and still same happens.

  • NickFixYou
    NickFixYou May 21, 2008

    and how would you do that manual update?

  • NickFixYou
    NickFixYou May 22, 2008

    still the same happens. and i cant install windows media player 11 becouse it needs a certain update.

  • NickFixYou
    NickFixYou May 22, 2008

    i have installed SP3 from those updates earlier.

  • NickFixYou
    NickFixYou May 22, 2008

    but the update came automatically with some other what should i do?



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This is a well known bug Microsft has never fixed even though I've done it with PCs on my bench. It involves editing the registry. However, you can get rid of this annoyance another safer way.

Manually, go to Windows Update and let it scan for updates. When it finds the one in question you will notice a plus sign in a box next to the description, click on that icon. Then click on the box, don't show this update again or words to that effect.

Hope that helped you out.


Posted on May 23, 2008

  • Glenn Rogers
    Glenn Rogers May 24, 2008


    I looked those KB entries over on a few machines here at the office and the cumulative update for IE7 is not only extensive but complicated.

    From my experience, a WU failure is a result of one of two things, settings or bugs in Anti Virus software protecting the registry when it shouldn't or two: the update was installed but a DWord value for installed and valid are not entered but left with key values of 0 instead of 1.

    What to do first is open Reg Edit and do a search for each KB number individually and look across the key name value pairs for wrong entries for 'installed' and 'valid' if all the data is there for the KB in question but the data value number is 0 change that to a one. If there is a entry in the registry for the KB update but no DWord entry for installed and valid create them and give them a value of 1. That will keep WU from trying to update an update that is already updated and thus the glitch of repetitive update calls over and over again.

    For the KB update for IE7 you'll notice if this entry is in your registry you'll have to put your glasses on and grab some coffee as there are 38 String Entries and mulitple name/value pairs each.

    That's about all I can offer you for help on this. You may get lucky as I have almost all the time and find the installed name/value pair is missing or non existent.

    Hope you find your fix in this.


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Reboot then re update

Posted on May 21, 2008

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  • Dung Nguyen May 21, 2008

    i would try to do manually update

  • Dung Nguyen May 22, 2008

    select custome update

  • Dung Nguyen May 22, 2008

    load media player and update it from there... it under the help tab.

    What SP do you have right now ? if you havce sp2 ..your good enough .... im sure there sp3 standalone installation some where on the net.

  • Dung Nguyen May 22, 2008

    lol SP3 is still flaky, I didn't even update my system yet with that patch :)



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