From: gpfx on
That is, XP Pro SP2 vs SP3 that the previous two posters are running.
From: PA Bear [MS MVP] on
A few weeks from now, no updates will be offer or install.

Support for WinXP (x86) SP2 ends on 13 July 2010. After that date, computers
running WinXP (x86) SP2 "will no longer receive software updates from
Windows Update" (i.e., Automatic Updates will not work and Windows Update
website will not be accessible) until SP3 has been installed. Extended
Support for WinXP SP3 will continue through 08 April 2014.

• What does it mean if my version of Windows is no longer supported?

gpfx wrote:
> Add my name to the list of people that have this same problem.
> The only differences:
> 1) I am on SP2
> 2) Only #2 & #3 from the previous posts apply to me (that KB979909 &
> KB982168 keep reappearing)
> I can see that KB979909 appears in the installed programs list, but
> KB982168
> never does.
> Solutions by others that I have found in this forum do not help. "Turning
> off update" being the only one or part of other suggestions that does
> anything, which hardly addresses the issue. I've also tried uninstalling
> KB979909 & the previous update, letting them reinstall, with no fix to the
> problem.