Problem installing Update for Windows XP (KB898461)

trying to do automatic update and coming back with operation failed to install KB898461
 

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Last updated September 26, 2018 Views 8,054 Applies to:
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thepanoogie,
    What is the version of XP you are running and what service pack level?  This update shows to only be for Windows XP Home SP1.  If you are not running that setup then you may want to look and see if the update already shows as installed and is just being presented again.  If that's the case then look at this:

Troubleshoot Windows Update: repeatedly offered update


Also you may want to reset Windows Update and then test again.

Reset Windows Update Components


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