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RE: Update for Windows Vista (KB929777)

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Old 06-07-2008
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RE: Update for Windows Vista (KB929777)
Same Problem DELL INSPIRON WINDOWS VISTA, 4Gb RAM, Going to ignore as
irritating as it is. value my sanity. To hell with KB929777

"Owen Carmen" wrote:

> Hi there,
>
> I too have the same problem trying to install KB929777.
>
> I have a new DELL Dimension XPS PC running Vista Ultimate with 3 gig of RAM.
> I have looked into the reasons for the update and it appears that the update
> is required on XP prior to upgrading to vista when you have more than 2 gig
> of RAM.
>
> Why then - I ask myself - is my pre-installed vista ultimate trying to
> install an update that it doesn't actually need?
>
> I was also flabbergasted to see Microsoft's workaround for the KB article
> was to remove the RAM from the PC to get the software installed. - Surely
> that is way off the mark? - No?
>
> I have Office 2007 and that's about it. There is no other software installed
> on the PC - not even an A/Virus package yet.
>
> Please help - I’m getting frustrated with constant reminders that there is
> an update that needs installing; only it fails every time I try.
>
> Many thanks,
>
> Owen Carmen
>
> "GarFish" wrote:
>
> > This fix came from Chris
> > <v-30chrd@mssupport.microsoft.com>
> >
> > Microsoft Windows Update Support Professional
> >
> > From the problem description, I understand that the update KB929777 failed
> > to be installed and the error code 8000FFFF was received. Please feel free to
> > let me know if I misunderstood the issue.
> >
> > I understand the inconvenience you encountered when trying to perform
> > Windows Update. Please be assured that I will do my best to help you.
> >
> > The issue may be caused by the following factors:
> >
> > 1. The installation is affected by some third-party security software.
> > 2. The downloaded installation file is corrupted.
> >
> > In order to narrow down the cause of our issue, let's refer to the following
> > steps:
> >
> > NOTE: Some third party programs can affect the Windows Update service. If
> > you are running any third party applications such as Spyblocker, Internet or
> > web accelerators (programs designed to boost the speed of the Internet
> > connection), security or anti-virus programs (Norton, McAfee, etc.), I
> > recommend we temporarily disable or shut them down and then try accessing the
> > Windows Update site later. Please be sure to enable them again when the
> > update process has been completed.
> >
> > Step 1: Reload the Update temporary folders
> > ===================================
> >
> > This step can help us reload the downloaded installation files.
> >
> > 1. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following
> > command in the opened window.
> >
> > Net stop WuAuServ
> >
> > 2. Click Start, Run, type: %windir% and press Enter.
> >
> > 3. In the opened folder, rename the folder SoftwareDistribution to Sdold.
> >
> > 4. Click Start, Run, type: cmd and press Enter. Please run the following
> > command in the opened window.
> >
> > Net start WuAuServ
> >
> >
> >
> > "Walter" wrote:
> >
> > > on update Update for Windows Vista (KB929777)
> > >
> > > error message "Failed:1 update
> > > Error(s) found:
> > > Code 8000FFFF
> > >
> > > I have tried to install it 4 times now I keep getting the same error message.
> > > So what is my problem?
> > >
> > > --
> > > Life is what you make of it,learn from your mistakes and be kind to others.

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