Re: repeated updates of KB837009
From: Robert Aldwinckle (robald_at_techemail.com)
Date: Thu, 3 Feb 2005 21:13:34 -0500
"UK Rob" <UK Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>I have read other posts from other people with the same problem and seen all
> the very helpful advice which I have tried to carry out as best I am able.
Did you see this one?
Did you use the Security Update CD originally too?
And do you see 887797 in your Add/Remove Programs list?
If so, it means that you probably already have a patch which
supersedes the one you are trying to apply and you should just
ignore any suggestions to install 837009. Perhaps eventually
WU will wake up to this possibility and you won't be reoffered
something you can't use.
BTW although it concerns OE this question is probably
best handled in a newsgroup which specializes in your OS,
since people there will be more familiar with its UI and
quirks such as the one you are seeing.
--- > Unfortunately, I am still locked in a vicious circle. When I download > KB837009 (I have tried many times from the Windows Update page and the > Microsoft download site), I get the message that it has been successfully > installed. However, it is not to be seen in the Add/Remove programs and is > not listed elsewhere e.g. in Belarc. When I run FIND, it appears as that odd > program icon ( the blue, white and red disk shape with the open yellow box in > front of it - no doubt it has a name). When I right click and try Open, I get > the message that this update requires Outlook Express SP1 to be installed. > When I attempt to download this by various routes, I get the message that the > IE6 SP1 needs to be installed. The IE6 SP1 does appear in the add/remove > programs and I have tried reinstalling SP1 to see if that wretched KB837009 > can at last be installed properly. But no... and the cycle just repeats > itself. None of the Microsoft articles addressed the issue so, I would much > appreciate if any kind soul could help. I am running Windows 98SE and my IE > version is listed as 6.0.2800.11061S. Thanks in advance. Rob