Windows updates - updates

I recently had to uninstall .NET 2.0 and 3.0 from my system.  It was removed manually since the add/remove said I was missing the installation source for each version.  Anyway, I downloaded and reinstalled the .NET 2.0 and 3.0 from Microsoft's website and then updated to current SPs.  Yet, everytime I go to Windows Update, Microsoft still lists those applications and updates as being needed by my computer when in fact they are installed and all is working great.  Any recommendations to resolve this issue?

I have Windows XP Professional updated to current.  No SP3.
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I have gotten this a few times myself. I do not know the reason, nor a true fix, but I can tell you my work-around. When you are prompted that new updates are ready, uncheck that update and say not to remind you anymore. It will no longer list it as an update.
I would bet there is agood chance when you deleted the installation of the older .NET
files something was left in the registry which is fooling your system into think it is
already installed.. So when you ran the reinstall, it thought .NET was already installed|and never
copied over the necessary files.

I had problems with the .NET versions as well. Goto the MS website and grab the
Windows Install Cleanup Utility.. Read the instructions, it is fairly simple, and an effective
way to make sure all .NET components are removed. Then reboot, and after that, try
reinstalling the .NET components you need.

1.0 & 1.1 in most cases are NOT what you need on your system. 2.0 & 3.0 are the latest
framework files. These are NOT bad things to have! Developers need these to be installed
on your machine in order to run their apps. Here's the link to the tool at MS

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