Windows XP update causes loop of .NET updates

Windows XP update causes loop of .NET updates
Microsoft getting calls over infinite update loop.

The problem seems to be with updates KB2633880, KB2518864 and KB2572073 on Windows XP. Some users report that the three updates download and install successfully, but then Windows Update insists on downloading them again repeatedly.

The updates were pushed out this month as part of Microsoft's regular update cycle. Microsoft's help desk service confirmed that it was getting plenty of calls about the issue and was waiting on a proper fix.

Users are being directed to a Microsoft Support page that details what to do when "Windows Update or Microsoft Update repeatedly offers the same update."

The page is located at:

Written by: James Delahunty @ 23 May 2012 19:03
Windows XP Windows Update
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  • JST1946

    Caused me a lot of problems but I finally got them downloaded and installed.

    23.5.2012 21:55 #1

  • plazma247

    Dont normally deal with XP, however had to rebuild a system for a customer and loaded SP3 and downloaded all the updates without issues.

    Anyone having an issue with this could possibly try stopping the bits transfer service and windows update, renaming the software distribution folder or better yet remove it and then run windows update again.

    Not sure if it will fix it, but when ive seen similar issues in the past this forces it to rebuild the update catalogue correctly.

    Maybe it will help someone.

    24.5.2012 04:52 #2

  • Virgil_B

    I had the same issue and I think that it finally resolved itself. More than likely Microsoft corrected the problem.

    25.5.2012 09:13 #3

  • moleculo

    had this problem for about 2-3 days, also it eventually resolved itself.
    but good to know it wasn't just me and there was something to do about it.

    25.5.2012 16:59 #4

  • kfir1

    There will not be any problem if XP users migrates to Windows 7. Problem solve.

    28.5.2012 10:06 #5

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