Automatic updates problem

By ahmado
Aug 22, 2009
  1. Hi , everytime i boot the pc shows up automatic update of " security update for microsoft XML core services 4.0 service pack 2 (KB954430) ". i have service pack 3 . is it normal to update sp2 when iam having sp3 ? i downloaded the update but i doesn't go away. what should i do ?
  2. Jawshh

    Jawshh TS Enthusiast Posts: 392

    Its SP2 update for XML core services 4.0. Its not a SP update for the OS itself.

    what do you mean that it doesnt go away?
  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,335   +36

    This is critical upodate for both Windows XP and Vista. For a reason known only to Microsoft, this update needs to be installed manually. one frustrated user did this after the uopdate downloaded 13 times:
    See if that works for you.
    For Windows XP Service Pack 2, Windows XP Service Pack 3 and Vista.

    It sounds like you have Windows XP- it's always a good idea to tell us what operating system you're using. But on the chance that you have Vista, those users are also having the same problems:

    Installing this update on Vista:
    To run this, you must run as Administrator:;en-us;922708
    How to use User Account Control (UAC) in Windows Vista

    • [1]. Click Start> Run> type cmd> press ENTER.
      [2]. At the command prompt, type ren %windir%\System32\msxml4.dll msxml4.old> press ENTER.
      (Note After you press ENTER, you may receive the following error message> Cannot find the file specified> Ignore this message, and go to step 3.
      [3]. At the command prompt, type exit> press ENTER.
      [4]. Visit the following Microsoft Web site:
      [5]. Download and then install the latest MSXML security update.

    Many others have had the same problem and the 'trick' appears to be run as Administrator on the Command prompt.
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