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#1 Desmic

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 07:52 AM

Every time I try to install nine Windows updates I get "installation failed" with no explanation.
Does anyone have the solution?

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:10 AM

Hello Desmic and welcome,

What updates are you trying to install?
Regards,

Alan.

#3 Desmic

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:15 AM

Hello Alan, the nine are,
KB890830
KB951748
KB951978
KB951698
KB951376
KB950760
KB950762
KB950759
KB942763

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:39 AM

Do you have the names that relate to the KBxxxxxx numbers? You may have to download them manually from Microsoft's download centre
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Posted 09 July 2008 - 08:39 AM

Try this free tool: http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fix

In particular, Flush the Software Distribution Folder, then run the Windows Update (WU) fixes.
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#6 Desmic

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:33 AM

Do you have the names that relate to the KBxxxxxx numbers? You may have to download them manually from Microsoft's download centre

I have downloaded the updates starting with 2, then seven, then nine, and in each case I got "failed to install"
I can give you the names of the updates if you think that will help.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:36 AM

Run the software mentioned by usama. It does wonders for AU problems
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#8 Desmic

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 10:38 AM

Try this free tool: http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fix

In particular, Flush the Software Distribution Folder, then run the Windows Update (WU) fixes.

Thanks usama, but I read the warnings and decided not to chance it.

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Posted 09 July 2008 - 12:10 PM

I use the tool that John mentioned quite a lot and have never experienced any problems with it.

But to manually do them you will need to download each file and run the installer.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details...;displaylang=en
Regards,

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#10 Desmic

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 08:25 AM

Try this free tool: http://wiki.lunarsoft.net/wiki/Dial-a-fix

In particular, Flush the Software Distribution Folder, then run the Windows Update (WU) fixes.


Problem solved. Thank you very much

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Posted 10 July 2008 - 09:24 AM

I was having the same problem with one of my systems and this utility worked for me. Thanks for the help.




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