Win Update keeps trying to update the same thing

By maXimus4444
May 22, 2008
  1. Hi everyone,

    I just built my first rig!!! w007

    I'm having some problems with windows update. When I boot up and load windows, the desktop comes up and the windows update popup appears. it tells me theres a new update:

    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 1.1 Service Pack 1 (KB928366)

    I attempt to install once it's finished downloading and it explains...

    Some updates could not be installed

    The following updates were not installed:
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 1.1 Service Pack 1 (KB928366)

    After i close the update window, it goes thru the whole cycle again. Saying theres a new download for me and so on.

    Any ideas?


    ASUS P5B Deluxe
    Intel Core 2 Quad 6600
    NVIDIA 8500
    2 x 1 Gb PNY ram
    Win XP Pro SP3
    250 Gb WD Caviar(SATA)
  2. Ruthe

    Ruthe TS Booster Posts: 70

  3. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    The first thing you have to do is check and see if you have the NET Framework installed:
    Control Panel> Add/Remove Programs> look for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 1.1 ..

    IF you do, try downloading the update from this Microsoft download site:

    I notice you got the SP3 update. Be advised that this update is causing a lot of users a lot of problems.

    IF this still does not work, look for a failed update. This will sometimes cause a subsequent update to fail. If needed, uninstall the NET v1.1, then run the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility:;en-us;290301

    Then download and reinstall the NET Framework v1.1 from this Microsoft download site:

    Then do the update.
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