"MowGreen" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Crossposted to: Windows Update newsgroup -
> Reply to *Windows Update NG*, please, as the Microsoft Update Catalog
> newsgroup deals with issues related to the MU Catalog.
> Just click the news link to set up the WU NG in Windows Mail.
> Have you checked to see if any error codes are generated, Kipper ?
> Open Windows Update in the Control Panel.
> Click the 'View update history' link.
> For the KBs you've listed, check to see what their Status shows.
> They should show as Failed.
> Then *right* click on them and choose 'View details'.
> The error code (s) are next to 'Error details'.
> *-343-* FDNY
> Never Forgotten
> "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked"
> Kipper wrote:
>> I am running Windows Vista Home edition and Office 2007. The following
>> KB 975960, KB 974561, KB 973704, KB 973593 and KB 973636 have
>> downloaded to my computer but will not install. Each time I switch they
>> try to install but then I get message saying that they failed to install.
>> I have searched high and low for some answers and tried all sorts of
>> remedy's suggested by people trying to help but nothing seems to work. I
>> have even tried to contact microsoft, but I ended up going round in
>> circles and ending up where I started without having achieved anything.
>> Can anyone help please?
After many attempts at resolving this problem I came across yet another idea
in the social forums from NYintelligentinvestor, although I have Office 2003
"Okay...I had the same issue with downloading the security updates for
Microsoft 2007. When I tried to install the updates I would receive Error
646. I finally resolved my issue by going to Microsoft's download center and
manually installing myself.
Here are the steps I took...which I believe should work:
1) Go to Microsoft's Download Center:
2) Search each update code which starts with the letters "KB" and followed
by a set of numbers (i.e, KB974234)
3) Click the link for the download and then click download and run. I
believe you will have to accept an agreement and then click continue or okay
4) Repeat for all the downloads that you are unable to install
5) Run Microsoft update again and click on check for updates and if the
updates were successfully installed they should no longer appear in the
updates that need to be installed.
"I can't believe all the research and suggestions from techs did not
work.....sometimes your own research is the best! "
End of quote
As (s)he also says - hope it works for you.
Of course it does not answer the question as to why the updates failed in
the first place.