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Windows Update keeps showing up after it's successfully installed

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    Windows Update keeps showing up after it's successfully installed

    I received notification for recommended update KB 978506. I installed it. Soon the update notification showed in my taskbar again so I clicked to install again. When it showed up the 3rd time I checked my update history and see this item shows as installed twice today - successful in both instances. I restarted thinking that might do the trick but it's still saying I have this same update to install.

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    Re: Windows Update keeps showing up after it's successfully installed

    Quote Originally Posted by Nikilet View Post
    I received notification for recommended update KB 978506. I installed it. Soon the update notification showed in my taskbar again so I clicked to install again. When it showed up the 3rd time I checked my update history and see this item shows as installed twice today - successful in both instances. I restarted thinking that might do the trick but it's still saying I have this same update to install.

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    When you receive it again, do not install. Set it to hide, just right click on the update and choose hide.. You should not be bothered again.

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    Re: Windows Update keeps showing up after it's successfully installed

    I thot about doing this, and have gone ahead and done it now. But this is not really a solution. What has caused this to happen, and is it going to happen with all my updates?

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    Re: Windows Update keeps showing up after it's successfully installed

    I have heard of this situation, before; it is a bug in the system. If you hide that one update others should work as they were intended.

    I am sorry that you had this problem and I hope that this isolated incident does not diminish your enjoyment of Vista.

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    Re: Windows Update keeps showing up after it's successfully installed

    Hello Nikilet,
    Try downloading the update, and installing it as a standalone update. (link below)
    If this does not work, post this issue on the Windows Update page of this forum and Flavius will take a look at it for you. (He is our update specialist).

    Download details: Update for Internet Explorer 8 Compatibility View List for Windows Server 2008 (KB978506)

    I hope the stand alone version works for you, good luck and post your results.

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    Re: Windows Update keeps showing up after it's successfully installed

    Windows Update Icon Stays On
    I had the same problem in that Windows Update icon in the lower right corner stays on after I have downloaded the updates (three times for the same updates). Windows does show the updates were installed. So I did the “Hide” process and the Update icon disappeared.
    Thanks,
    Jerry
    9/13/13

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