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Windows Vista machine asking to install Windows XP Service Pack 3

  1. #1


    ukhuman1st Guest

    Windows Vista machine asking to install Windows XP Service Pack 3

    Hi.. I have Windows Vista Basic Home. I keep getting a message saying there
    are new Windows Updates to install. But the only one being recommended is
    Windows XP Service Pack 3. Why? I tried to install but, unsurprising,
    installation failed.. yet I still keep being prompted to install it. What
    should I do? (PS... I got an update failure error code, but when I looked to
    see what it meant, it wasn't listed!). Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: Windows Vista machine asking to install Windows XP Service Pack 3

    Release notes for the Windows XP Service Pack 3 :
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936929
    Windows XP Service Pack 3 Forum:
    http://forums.microsoft.com/TechNet/...2010&SiteID=17
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    "ukhuman1st" <ukhuman1st@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:7563BEB7-35C8-43D9-958F-60C0B292B4DB@xxxxxx

    > Hi.. I have Windows Vista Basic Home. I keep getting a message saying
    > there
    > are new Windows Updates to install. But the only one being recommended is
    > Windows XP Service Pack 3. Why? I tried to install but, unsurprising,
    > installation failed.. yet I still keep being prompted to install it. What
    > should I do? (PS... I got an update failure error code, but when I looked
    > to
    > see what it meant, it wasn't listed!). Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Colin Barnhorst Guest

    Re: Windows Vista machine asking to install Windows XP Service Pack 3

    I have seen reference to this before. It is a known problem. Check in the
    windows.update newsgroup. You can also hide the update by right clicking on
    it in Windows Update and checking "hide".

    "ukhuman1st" <ukhuman1st@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:7563BEB7-35C8-43D9-958F-60C0B292B4DB@xxxxxx

    > Hi.. I have Windows Vista Basic Home. I keep getting a message saying
    > there
    > are new Windows Updates to install. But the only one being recommended is
    > Windows XP Service Pack 3. Why? I tried to install but, unsurprising,
    > installation failed.. yet I still keep being prompted to install it. What
    > should I do? (PS... I got an update failure error code, but when I looked
    > to
    > see what it meant, it wasn't listed!). Thanks.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Windows Vista machine asking to install Windows XP Service Pack 3

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