If you’ve tried to install the two new Windows Vista update packages Microsoft released this week (938979:Windows Vista Performance Update and 938194: Windows Vista Reliability Update), you may have encountered this odd error message:
What’s the deal?
Simple. The update doesn’t apply to your system because you already installed these updates. The beta versions, as it turns out, are identical to the final released versions. You can see for yourself by computing the checksum values for each one:
When you double-click the newly downloaded update, the Windows Update Standalone Installer checks your system, sees that it’s already been installed, and throws this misleading dialog box at you.
If you want to verify that the update is installed, go to Control Panel and click View Installed Updates, under Programs and Features heading. Each update has a KB number at the end of its name; look for KB938979 and KB938194.