Microsoft Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 updates repeatedly

 

Symptoms:

Windows updates pops up with the warning that Microsoft Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 updates repeatedly have to be installed. After a successful installation the pop-up windows starts again in a couple of minutes. Repetitive installation or new start does not solve the problem.

Cause:

The problem is caused by a false installation information in the msiexec-registry

Resolution:

Under command prompt run the following commands

net stop wuauserv

MsiExec.exe /uninstall {37477865-A3F1-4772-AD43-AAFC6BCFF99F} /passive
RD /S /Q %windir%\Softwaredistribution

[Del %windir%\system32\msxml4.dll]
net start wuauserv
wuauclt /detectnow
wuauclt /reportnow

Link:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/936181

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