Windows7 updates itself with KB2859537 again and again

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by pamadhilwankalan, Jul 24, 2014.

  1. pamadhilwankalan

    pamadhilwankalan MDL Junior Member

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    I am running Windows7 Ultimate. I noticed that for the past one month windows7 updates after every 7 days with an update called KB2859537 again and again. i install it and it appears in "update history" also. but when i see "installed updates" it appears nowhere. i doesn't appear. but "update History" shows it installed successfully. please help me again
     
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    Wazoo MDL Senior Member

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    Wazoo MDL Senior Member

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    Searching on Google shows lots of questions about KB2859537 and KB2859537 / KB2872339 continually attempting to install but no answers are given.
     
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  4. steven4554

    steven4554 MDL Addicted

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    KB2859537 is a botched update that caused no end of problems to end users, best to uninstall it, and if WU shows that update just right click on it and hide the update!
     
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  5. E_B_M

    E_B_M MDL Member

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    #6 E_B_M, Jul 26, 2014
    Last edited: Jul 26, 2014
    Couple things I would try, YMMV...

    1) Navigate to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download and delete the contents of the Download folder ONLY (not the Download folder itself) then manually run Check for Updates in Windows Update.

    If no joy...

    2) Remove Outdated Windows Updates Using Disk Cleanup. Run the cleanup then manually run Check for Updates in Windows Update

    If still no joy...

    3) Manually download & install the update. Run the .MSU appropriate to your system (x86 or x64) then manually run Check for Updates in Windows Update.

    If still no joy sorry, I'm out of ideas... I suppose you could "hide" the update as a last resort.:eek:

    PS: I wanted to post links to dl the update & good tute for Windows Updates Cleanup but was unable to add links due to low post count (long time lurker)

    DISCLAIMER: It would be a good idea to (at least) make a system restore point before you try these, a full backup would be better.
     
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