> I am on my 4th attempt at updating but keep getting the above failure code,
> has anyone overcome this before, if so how?
This update package could not be opened. Verify that the update package
exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to
verify that this is a valid Windows Installer update package.
Which edition of Windows; what Service Pack level is it on ?
Which updates are you attempting to install ?
You could try download and *saving* them from the MS Download Center and
then trying a manual installation of the updates.
If you do, be sure to download and *save* the *specific* updates that
match the *architecture* of your system ( either 32 bit, x86, or 64 bit,
x64 ): http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/Search.aspx?
"Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked