> okay im running XP on a dell laptop. automatic updates has downloaded
> the .net framework 1.1 service pack 1 update and the little window pops
> up asking me to install the update. [...]
> finally after the desktop loads i get the little windows
> update popup bubble again telling me updates need to be installed so i
> click it and its the same exact update!
For some reason, the installation of the service pack fails, and/or its
installation is not correctly registered. Have you checked the log files and
the Windows Event Log for details? These might give you ideas why this is
On the other hand, do you specifically have .NET 1.1 applications that you
need? Or is it that you just want to keep your system up to date with the
latest patches? In my opinion, if you just happen to want to keep your
system with the latest patches installed (always good, of course), I might
simply ignore the patch, and mark it so that Windows won't prompt for it
again. I guess this wouldn't hurt much if you didn't have any .NET 1.1
applications that you require.