I cannot be the only one, who experiences this: Windows Update keeps recommending me updates to components (.NET framework of different versions, parts of MS Office), which I think I do not have on my machine. Having been tweaking the Win OSs for fifteen years I shouldn't think I am inexperienced, so it is embarrasing.
Right now, after a fresh OS install I have done my best to remove all .NET that had been pre-packaged with the OEM Win7 HE, 64bit. I have removed all v4.0 bits in the Programs list, applied the official dotnet cleanup tool and still am getting recommendations of .NET 3.5.1 security updates in Windows Update.
Is it possible that bits of .NET are purposely covered up? Could any of you gurus comment on (1) where I should look for the "hidden" remnants of .NET and (2) whether it is reasonable to ignore the updates as long as one is convinced that the framework to-be-updated is not present?
Many thanks! Daniel