I updated today on the MS website. On the site and history of updates, the above shows red x with question mark and failed to install. However my add and remove programmes show the update as being installed. So is it??
I did the same thing yesterday, and tried to install this update about 5 times. Each tome I was told it had failed. Eventually, I downloaded it and manually installed it. It went in OK, and shows installed in the Add & Remove Window. However, like you, I now have 5 red crosses in the update history! I am still assuming that because I eventually installed it manually, these red x's will disappear when the Update Site realises that it is, in-fact, installed!
My understanding is that Windows Update History shows the full history of all downloads, failures etc. which occurred using Windows Update. Failures will continue to show since they are still part of that 'history'. Likewise any updates downloaded and installed manually and not through Windows Update will NOT show in that history. It is not a history of all updates installed, only activity through Windows Update.