KB2862330 Windows XP Update Locked in Installation Loop

Windows XP users are now experiencing issues with a Patch Tuesday update

  The buggy patch also seems to be affecting Windows XP
I’ve already reported to you several times that one of the updates released this Patch Tuesday causes problems to Windows 7 users, but it turns out that more Windows versions are actually affected.

I’ve already reported to you several times that one of the updates released this Patch Tuesday causes problems to Windows 7 users, but it turns out that more Windows versions are actually affected.

According to postings on Microsoft’s Community support forums, the KB2862330 update is locked in an installation loop on a number of computers.

“I am running Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 3. I am getting the same 'Windows Security Update for Windows XP (KB2862330)' every time I l start up, even though it appears to have downloaded successfully and shows up on the list of updates as having been installed 7 days ago!” one user explained.

Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t provided any details regarding a possible workaround for this, but the company said earlier this week that it was looking into the matter to determine what went wrong with the update.

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