As I reviewed and applied information and advice from this thread I realized
that the problem seems to be a False Positive advertisement of this .NET 3.0
update. This is due to .NET 3.0 not being installed. It is not in
Add/Remove; it is not listed in the %systemroot%\\Microsoft.NET\Framework.
So of course if I first install it then any needed update will work.
However this only addresses the system and not the root issue. The .NET 3.0
software isn't needed but yet I've now had to install it merely to quiet a
noisy WU message. That isn't really smart but is a lesser of evils in
spending valuable time chasing that out. Perhaps one of the helpful MVP's
following this will look it this or pass it along the food chain.
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> i receive error code 0x643 as i failed to update "windows update" (microsoft
> .NET Framework 3.0: x86 (KB928416). how to install this in order to get the
> update. basically im using xp professional SP3. PLEASE HELP!