Windows Updates Will Download But Not Install ?? Well what a surprise. It seems that this problem is affecting the whole world, it certainly has me. I have in common with the entire planet been trying to update the keyboard security patch KB2686509 for yonks and it fails every time. The web is full of fixes that vary from an MSc complex solution of playing with scripts etc. and most likely wrecking your machine to simple Hotfixes which do not work either. Microsoft is impervious to this curse on the planet which they are well aware of and have not yet offered a solution to their KB2686509 cock-up.
I have used the Microsoft FIXIT to examine my update system and it came up with 10/10 no problems. But still the update for KB2686509 plods on completely immune to anything that. So this pest is sitting on my PC and presumably stopping any further updates. I have tried to delete this update icon, but MS have decided that having planted a load of crap on my machine, then it stays put.
I have repeatedly tried to access the Microsoft Windows update site, the site comes up, but a panel shoots in front saying that an update needs attention ( presumably that damned KB2686509 ). Every time I click Install, Not install or the "X" it goes onto permanent Not Responding, I crash it and there goes another historic crap out. So this MS curse is stuck on my computer like a Bot-Fly maggot.
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Seeing that the entire world is having trouble with this Microsoft/Windows updating, can anybody possibly come up with an answer that we can all use and get rid of this MS plague for ever ?
I had great hopes that http://www.vivus.net/dl/ would fix it, but NO it does not work.
PS - I use Windows XP Home and SP3. The annoying thing is that I use Sandboxie to access the Internet and do not give a toot for Windows security patches. Once I am on the Internet, Sandboxie takes over and security is as near to 100% as you can get it.
Edited by yabbadoo, 02 July 2012 - 06:09 AM.
PM sent new OP - Hamluis.