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KB2976978... again, and again !

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    KB2976978... again, and again !


    I have KB2976978 installed (install dated 18th June 2015). Today this update appeared again as an optional along with KB3065988. Both were installed successfully and PC restarted as requested. I then left things for 20 minutes and did another restart to ensure all files were placed correctly. Left again for 15 minutes and then I run disk clean + system file clean. All OK. I then rebooted for a final time and was presented with a 'Important Updates Are Available' message on the log in screen. Checking Windows Update shows KB2976978 once again available, even though it was successfully installed only an hour or so ago.

    Sounds to me like some aberration on the part of Windows Update. I'll wait and see if it disappears from the list tomorrow.

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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    I had 2 to day also.

    The KB# is the same but size was different.

    KB numbers just say for what it is, but, they are two different updates all together.
    Like the daily AV updates for Defender, one KB is for virus definition another is for spyware, and a third is for Defender version itself. Hope this helps
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  3. #3


    Hi again, Mooly. I have 2 desktops and a laptop dointg what you describe....over and over. I finally simply "hid" the update and it quit appearing again.
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    Thanks Cliff.

    So just to be clear, you had two KB2976978 updates offered today ? one after the other.
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    Thanks John, posted together I think. I'm going to wait and see if it drops off the update list.
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    Trying to Sith things out
    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


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    W10 x64 pro and W8.1 x86


    Hmmm, that's clear enough. And the size was different you say, suggesting it really is a different version.

    I'll think about it.
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    Looking under installed updates and I see only one entry which is todays. The previous date of 18th June, when this update was first installed and which shows in the normal update history, has no corresponding entry in June 'installed updates'.
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    OK, I've clicked it. My update screen now looks the same as Cliffs'.
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  10. #10


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    And its now asking again. This has to be a rogue update. Offered and installed twice in succession, and now its appeared for a third time.
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