I have a Packard Bell PC running ME and have always had it set to automatically download updates from Microsoft with no problems, until 5 days ago. Suddenly it has started to misbehave and everyday for the last 5 days has downloaded the same file for Windows Media player. Yesterday I changed the settings to ask before downloading which was ignored and today it has again attempted to download the same update. I spotted it in time and stopped the download. I have now switched off the automatically download feature. Is there anything else I can do, that will make the d**n thing work as it should again please? A very frustrated Colberly.
Thanks for your reply. According to my microsoft installation history the same file no Q320920 for Media Player has been downloaded and installed three times. Belarc advisor also shows the same installations. Microsoft gone mad? Cheers.
Looks like microsoft update has gone berserk. I decided to tick the automatic update again this AM and lo and behold the same file download again. It is Q320902 Media player 6.4. I have Media player 7 on my PC. So now according to installation history I have the file downloaded 5 times. The only thing that I can do is update manually in future it seems and switch off automatic updates. Unless anyone has any other solution. Cheers.