In regards to KBN819696, the Microsoft article and download should fix that issue:
Security update for Windows (819696) is re-offered even though DirectX 9.0b is installed
Instead of installing DirectX 9.0b again, per the article's instructions, I suggest downloading and installing the newest 9.0c from the link below:
DirectX 9.0c End-User Runtime
By the way, the link above mentions a need to "Validate". Please be aware that you can choose "NOT" to validate at the next page and you can still get the download.
In regards the Internet Explorer 6 SP1 update, are you sure you're not seeing the "Cumulative Security Update" that is reissued when a new update is added. Check for the exact KB number. Are they different each time. It seems like once a month or so, there is a new Critical "Cumulative UPdate" for IE 6 SP1..If that's the case, then it's perfectly normal...Something is being added to the update and a new one is reissued.
Hope this helps.
I continue to receive messages from my Win ME Auto Update indicating that I need to install 2 critical updates...1) MS Internet Explorer 6 Service Pack 1 & 2) Security Update for MS Windows (KB819696). I get the same info when I try to do a manual update. I checked the installation history and it shows that the Service Pack 1 has been installed 4 times (twice on one day) and the KB819696 has been installed 5 times (three tines on one day). Are these updates revisions of existing updates, something new or another one of Microsoft's infamous Win ME problems ? What should I do ? I am a computer novice. Thanks