I have a PC which is running xp, there is nothing special about this PC compared to other PC's on site (e.g. Dell optiplex 740). I have been getting a windows update/config' managment pop up telling me that the deadline for 5 x windows security updates has passed and that I should install the updates. When I try to install the updates they all download but fail to install, I have however managed to install them manually via the microsoft support website. With updates installed I thought the problem would be solved but now I still have the config' management pop up appearing telling me the same as before - 'deadline passed etc'. So my question is, is there anyway that I can trick the config' manager into realising that the updates have already been installed?
It is basically a windows process as far as I'm aware. There is a small icon for the 'configuration management - update' in the task bar (i.e. by the clock) which appears a few seconds after start up.
Double clicking on the icon opens the config management (cm) window I described before (perhaps calling it a pop up before was incorrect). This then prompts for me to download and install the updates - they are official windows updates as I have managed to install them manually, but it's like the system can't tell that the updates are installed.
I can start the download/install process but the updates fail on the install part. I have tried removing those updates via control panel and then installing them via the cm window but they still won't update.
I'm wondering if I'd just save myself some hassle by saving the user's profile elsewhere and then wiping the system and performing a full reinstall.....perhaps, but other suggestions would be welcome too.