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Error Uninstalling Security Update 823559

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by thump3, Oct 6, 2003.

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  1. thump3

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    I can not get Security Update 823559 to install I found a solution on this thread http://forums.techguy.org/showthread.php?s=&threadid=165442
    That thread calls for uninstalling and then reinstalling however, I get this error when I try to uninstall
    Error: Could not locate INF file C:\Windows\INF\QFE\WinME\823559UN.INF
    Please help me I just want to get this critical update behind me I'm running Windows ME
     
  2. mobo

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    Sometimes uninstalling from safe mode works better.
     
  3. thump3

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    No such luck. :(
    Same error as before.
     
  4. mobo

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    See if you can locate C:\Windows\INF\QFE\WinME\823559 in a windows search and if found right click it and delete it.
     
  5. thump3

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    File is not present on my computer. There is no C:\Windows\INF directory even
     
  6. mobo

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    Search for 823559..
     
  7. thump3

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    Still nothing.
     
  8. mobo

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    Does it show in add /remove programs at all ?
     
  9. thump3

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    Yes and when I try to uninstall I get
    Error: Could not locate INF file C:\Windows\INF\QFE\WinME\823559UN.INF
     
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    Take note of the exact listing in add/remove programs. The right click on the start button and select explore. Click on c drive and scroll down to windows. then scroll a little further down again and you should see another windows folder. click on it and look for the update there and if found right click on it and delete.
     
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    Windows Millenium Edition Q823559 Update in add/remove programs
    Update nowhere to be found in windows explorer
     
  12. gmh

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    You might have received a bad download of
    823559 for Windows ME.

    Try downloading again ??
     
  13. thump3

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    Yeah and again and again and again and so on.
     
  14. mobo

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    If you check the history from the update page you will probably see that the download is full of erors, however there is something on your hard drive that is telling microsoft update that fact so you will have to figure its exact name and location to delete it .
     
  15. thump3

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    Finally got my problem resolved. Here is how I did it
    Alright first I went back to the Microsoft knowledge base article MS03-023: Buffer Overrun in the HTML Converter Could Allow Code Execution where I found that: This patch supports the following Setup switches:
    /t: path Specifies the target folder for extracting files.
    /c Extracts the files without installing them. If /t: path is not specified, you are prompted for a target folder.

    /c: path Specifies the path and name of the Setup .inf file or the .exe file.
    among others, but these are the key ones for my purpose so I ran the file using this in the run line like this because I had the file saved on my desktop for installation purposes. C:\WINDOWS\Desktop\823559.EXE /t:C:\Windows\Desktop /C
    This extracted the files onto my desktop and much to my surprise that missing file 823559UN.INF was among the extracted so I proceeded to put it in
    C:\Windows\INF\QFE\WinME\823559UN.INF INF is a hidden folder so I changed it to where I could view it I had to create a WinME folder within QFE and then copied the file over to the WinME folder created. I was then able to uninstall it from add/remove programs and when I reinstalled it manually all seemed to be going well. Went to Windows Update and scanned for updates there were no more critical update to be installed so the problem is now resolved. I hope my struggles with this update can help someone else.
     
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