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    Default Windows updates won't install

    I have had first 1, now 2 windows updates insisting repeatedly to be installed, yet they consistently fail the installation process.

    A dialogue pops up saying, "Some updates could not be installed."
    These are the ones.

    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2656370)
    Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 on Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows Server 2008 x86 (KB2698023)

    I am running XP. SP3
    I have let this process repeat its self dozens of times and restarted my computer at least 20 times, to no avail.
    What can I do?

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    Default Re: Windows updates won't install

    What error code/s come up when updates fail?? Those updates can be a PITA with XP. Because sometimes they can get corrupt over time. In the end, you need the net framework removal tool, to remove all of those files / and their updates. And you have to reinstall them all over again.

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    Default Re: Windows updates won't install

    Try and reinstall KB867460 (.net 1.1 sp1), make sure you select Yes when it indicates it is already installed and asks if you want to reinstall. Then try KB2656370 and KB2698023 again.

    KB867460 (.net 1.1 sp1) can be found here http://www.microsoft.com/download/en...x?id=33&ppud=4


    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...8-eebc4e4660f0

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    Default Re: Windows updates won't install

    "...anyone who expects a source of power from the transformation
    of these atoms is talking moonshine..."
    - Ernest Rutherford (1871-1937)

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    Default Re: Windows updates won't install

    There are no error codes, just the information I supplied

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    Default Re: Windows updates won't install

    did you try reinstalling net 1.1 sp1 as I suggested - this apparently fixed a lot of people's comps with that exact same problem

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    Default Re: Windows updates won't install

    Not yet; but I will. Haven't slept much lately.

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    I tried reinstalling net 1.1 sp1 and this is what happened.

    "The feature you are trying to use is on a CD-ROM or other removable disk that is not available.
    Insert the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1'disk and click OK."

    I got .NET Framework 1.1 from Windows update; I have never had it on a disk.

    What next?

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    Default Re: Windows updates won't install

    If there are any later versions of net framework installed (2.3.4), on the hdd, you may have to uninstall them, then try and install 1.1 / and its updates, then install the later versions

    As it says here

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    Default Re: Windows updates won't install

    I have never tried the Microsoft Fixit Solution Centre programs, they maybe a waste of time, but it could be worth giving the update Fixit a go:

    http://support.microsoft.com/mats/windows_update/

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