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Windows  updates keeps prompting (Win XP)

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A client has said:

MY PC has a problem as it constantly is trying to install 5 Windows updates. Attached is a screen shot of the updates
 
The updates are
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2487367)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2468871)
Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008 x86 (KB2656351)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2533523)
Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008 x86 (KB2600217)
 
It says that the updates have been installed successfully – but wants to do it again, and again and again ……
 
This has been going on for about a month.
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I've seen suggestions that removing .NET4 (removal tool in source link below) and reinstalling this via downloading it from the Microsoft site (as opposed to downloading it via Windows Updates) should resolve this.

Source: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/w7itprogeneral/thread/5dea192c-f3ba-4068-89d9-fb6f74b9e510

Standalone installer: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/download/details.aspx?id=17718

The OS in question is different but the symptoms are the same.
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by:Smighty
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I'd go along with the complete deinstallation of .net 4 and reinstall it from scratch.
Don't forget to reboot when asked (especially after the Deinstallation)
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by:gerlis
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Thanks guys. I will advise my client to try this and give him your links.
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by:nobus
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change the update settings to ask what to install -  then you can deselect these updates
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by:gerlis
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My client says:

"I updated it over the weekend. The PC has been fine for a couple of days now"
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by:nobus
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let's wait a couple more days then
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by:arroryn
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Thanks for the update Gerlis, glad it seems to be fixed.
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