Windows Update Wants To Continually Install KB2518864, KB2572073, & KB2633880May 22nd, 2012 by KevinZ
Windows users may have noticed for the past couple days, that Windows Update continually identifies that the KB2518864, KB2572073, & KB2633880 updates for Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 need to be installed. This has been an intermittent issues since February of this year. Microsoft says that they have fixed the detection problem as of 10 AM PDT today May 22nd, 2012.
If you are still receiving Windows Update notifications for the KB2518864, KB2572073, & KB2633880 Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 SP2 updates, then do the following:
- Uninstall everything related to Microsoft .NET Framework Versions 2.0, 3.0, & 3.5.
- You can use the .NET Framework Cleanup Tool to uninstall .NET
UPDATE: (2012.05.12 12:27 PM EDT) It would appear that Microsoft has not fixed the infinite Windows Update loop for .NET KB2518864, KB2572073, & KB2633880 on Windows XP. Microsoft’s guidance on how to address the issue, last reviewed on May 18, 2012, can be found here. The advice given by Microsoft is not effective in resolving the Windows Update issue for .NET KB2518864, KB2572073, & KB2633880 updates.