My WinXP "automatic update" installed the recent Feb. 8th Windows XP updates, including "Security Update for Windows XP (KB885250)." After that, I was unable to use "save as..." in either Excel or Word to rename documents to a Win98 computer I use as a file server. Eventually I tracked the problem down to the recent updates, and then to kb885250. By removing that update, 42 computers using WinXP Pro were fixed (talk about having evidence!). Unfortunately, on one computer that I had been experimenting with, I used "System Restore" to roll back to Feb. 7th, prior to my discovery of the problem with kb885250. So now, that computer actually has the kb885250 update installed on it, with its attendant repercussions, but the update doesn't show in "Add/remove programs" nor in the "Installation History" on the Win Update page. I tried installing and then uninstalling the update, sifting through the registry, etc., but to no avail. My quandary is, how do I uninstall something that the computer thinks is already uninstalled? Thanks for your help!
February 22, 2005 10:04 PM
March 4, 2005 6:19 AM