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Windows Vista machine asking to install Windows XP Service Pack 3

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ukhuman1st

#1
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.
 

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Mark L. Ferguson

#2
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/ShowForum.aspx?ForumID=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.
 

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Colin Barnhorst

#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.
 

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