View Full Version : MS Update failure KB917283

Mike S
27-08-2006, 11:39 AM
I'm probably a month behind the times, having been overseas for weeks and not touched my desktop PC. When I returned, Microsoft auto-updated my m/c and now I keep getting a failure message :-

"Updates were unable to be successfully installed

The following updates were not installed:

Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 2.0 (KB917283)"

I searched this forum for clues (using 917283 for the search) without success, so I did some web searching and arrived at http://www.mcse.ms/archive292-2006-7-2433501.html

Has anybody else in NZ had the problem?
Is the (complex/scary) fix at the above website the best way to make the update failure go away?
Is there a simpler way to fix the problem?
Any other comments please?

My O/S is XP Home edition

Mike S

Speedy Gonzales
27-08-2006, 12:02 PM
Is Microsoft.Net framework 2 installed?

If not dont worry about it.

If there isnt an entry in add/remove programs called Microsoft.Net Framework 2, dont worry about it.

Its not part of XP. Its for more recent programs that people have done using .Net Framework 1.1 and 2.

And these programs are needed for these programs to run / install.

Just go to Windowsupdate and scan then untick this update to fix the prob.

So it doesnt appear again.

Mike S
07-09-2006, 09:30 AM
They say a little knowledge is dangerous, well I have been guilty of going where angels fear to tread. I've been battling with my machine for days now, all the time convinced that I would crack the problems if I persisted - and I've just made it worse. Right now I have followed the advice at the web site previously mentioned and the fix failed.

Meantime IE6 started to pay up, giving error messages every time I opened it. Now after lots more tinkering IE won't open at all. I'm happy with Firefox which works well, but some things will open only in IE.

I tried loading IE7 Beta which does run, but I dislike it because it seems like a very cut down toolbar and appeared to lack a Help option; though it may be in some reduced form due to my tinkereing. I also noticed an odd side effect where the type in OE emails looks fuzzy plus it can't be enlarged and can't be deleted in emails I forward. So I restored to a point before my IE7 installation and that brought OE back to normal.

So I'm now desparate, clearly having compromised my system so it won't run IE6. Everything else runs OK. I even tried re-installing IE6, to no avail. I'm desparate to return to a system which runs IE6 and everything else as it was months ago with no mention of KB917283 (the number of which I now know by heart).

Any help for this self-confessed numb-skull would be deeply appreciated, and I promise to follow any instructions to the letter.

Maybe I should restore back to an earlier time (the earliest restore I can find is in June - when computer life seemed much more straightforward)

Mike S

07-09-2006, 10:38 AM
Yeah, a restore would be the first thing I'd try.

07-09-2006, 11:19 AM
Check out this link (http://http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2005/04/08/406671.aspx) to a very useful .NET removal tool. It worked for me on a machine that gave me continual grief after applying a .NET hotfix.

07-09-2006, 01:31 PM
I find that a good registry cleaner can help in these situations.
I would not be a bit surprised if your System Restore refuses to function.

Mike S
07-09-2006, 01:47 PM
Which cleaner would you recommend, PENTIUM? I have RegSeeker - is that any good?

And Mackin - I regret the link you supplied makes no sense to me at all. I don't dabble in http stuff. Also I see no mention there of .NET

Thanks for your quick replies you guys.

If I do restore, eventualyy the dreaded KB917283 thing is going to come up again: then what?

07-09-2006, 02:19 PM
I use Norton Windoctor and Registry Mechanic. Each picks up stuff the other misses. One machine recently had more than 600 Registry Mechanic errors, I am wondering if this qualifies for the Guiness book of records! It had similar problems to those you describe, but is now performing properly.

Graham L
07-09-2006, 02:40 PM
... If I do restore, eventualyy the dreaded KB917283 thing is going to come up again: then what?
There's a song (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Suicide_Is_Painless) ... :D

Mike S
07-09-2006, 03:00 PM
And the funny thing is that IE6 runs perfectly when my wife logs on under her user name. Thinks, if it's the .NET Framework 2.0 (whatever that is) then maybe I can capture hers and use it????

Daft idea probably - don't really know what I'm doing

07-09-2006, 10:33 PM
And Mackin - I regret the link you supplied makes no sense to me at all. I don't dabble in http stuff. Also I see no mention there of .NET

Sorry don't know what happened there. Here is the correct link. (http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2005/04/08/406671.aspx)