My Program Files continues to live on C:.
But, I have put almost all other programs (where the install program
allows me to change the destination folder) onto a different hard drive
and folder, e.g.: H:/Pgms.
I have never installed IE7.
But a visit to this forum provided a clue and allowed me to solve the
To wit several months ago I updated Google Earth, which does not allow
one to specify an alternate directory at time of install, so I modified
the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\ CurrentVersion, value
for "ProgramFilesDir" to point to "H:/Pgms".
After the successful Google Earth install, I incorrectly reset
"ProgramFilesDir" to "Programs" and not "Program Files".
So now when Windows Update searched for IE6 via ProgramFilesDir, IE6
was not found in the identified directory.
Thanks much for all your sleuthing and postings.
Yes, the IE6 update worked and was applied successfully.
This is my note to MS along with an abridged version of MSí note to me
to download and install IE7. Yes, I redacted a few words
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Subject: Re: Microsoft Case ID:
I found the solution myself and it did not involve downloading and
Via the Internet and some searching I found some forums that provided a
clue and now all works. Yes, I have successfully applied Windows XP
Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP
Bluntly, maybe Microsoft should search the Internet for the error code
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From: Kelly Huang (MS)
Sent: Wednesday, April 15, 2009 10:01 PM
Subject: Microsoft Case ID:
Thank you for contacting Microsoft Windows Update Support. My name is
Kelly, and I am glad to work with you. To contact me, you may send
emails to my account:
◊◊◊◊@mssupport.microsoft.com with the case ID
in the subject line.
First, I would like to apologize for the delay in responding to your
support request. Please be assured that you have successfully contacted
the correct support team and I will be working with you to address your
concerns as quickly as possible.
From the case log, I understand that Windows XP Cumulative Security
Update for Internet Explorer 6 for Windows XP (KB963027) cannot be
installed with the error code 0x80242008. If I have misunderstood your
concern, please donít hesitate to let me know.
I understand the inconvenience you have experienced. Please be assured
that I will do my best to help you.
The issue is caused by the corrupted Internet Explorer components. I
suggest we install Internet Explorer 7 to replace the corrupted
components. At this time, I suggest that we manually download it. The
detailed steps are below: [-remainder omitted for brevity-].
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