XP Keeps Installing Updates On Shutdown

September 18, 2010 at 11:35:23
Specs: Windows XP, 2.8 GHz / 2.0 Gb
Somebody can probably answer my question just based on the subject line, but I'll give you the details anyway.

The system is setup for automatic updates, which I know occur because on occasion the system tells me that updates were installed, it rebooted, etc. In fact, this happened just the other night.

I'll also tell you right up front that I installed Office Professional 2010 the other day, leaving Office 2003 also installed. After installing the full version of 2010, I used the control panel to disable everything except for Excel 2010.

This morning I went to click shutdown for the first time in month or so and the option had changed to "Install updates and shutdown system". I thought that was odd, but I clicked it anyway and it said "Installing 1 of 22 updates." It took a bit of time to install all of the updates and then shutdowmn.

A while later I started the system up again and everything was fine.

Soon afterwards I went to shutdown again (I'm doing some electrical work) and right now it's sitting there installing all 22 updates again!

Anybody know what's going on?


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September 18, 2010 at 14:15:17
... found this post might be of interest

... also might be worth checking: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/902093


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Grrrr... ...im

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