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Solved: Microsoft Update (KB949810) Failed

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Joe Bagga, Sep 5, 2009.

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  1. Joe Bagga

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    Office Genuine Advantage Notifications (KB949810) Failed
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    All attempts to install this Microsoft automatic update fail !
    Note: all other updates pushed out on same day installed OK!

    It downloads OK - but fails installation.

    Anybody else having trouble with this Update ?
    Any Known Fixes ?

    Thanks 4 any Help !

    BVR
    Joe B!

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  2. Joe Bagga

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    Office Genuine Advantage Notifications (KB949810) Failed
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    I can't believe I'm the only one with a Windows XP Build that is having trouble installing this (possibly unnecessary & intrusive) MS Update.

    But - I don't find any Google posts from folks who are experiencing the same problem; so maybe it's just my system configuration settings ???

    I have my system locked down pretty tight, and have minimized the number of Microsoft Services running in the background. Maybe there's a gottcha there ?
    But I've researched and enabled all services needed for normal updates (remember - this was a slew of updates: only KB949810 failed to install) ??

    HELP is able !

    THANX !

    BVR
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    Joe,

    I can't explain why, but I get the same error on my desktop and laptop. I just figured it was an M$ issue since it happened on both.
     
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  5. Joe Bagga

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    Thanks for the condolences Ratboy !
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    Concur - this update is typical Microsoft Malware !

    I've disabled (hidden) this update in Microsoft Updates and aint going to worry about it. Maybe in a year or two I'll try it again.

    I'm becoming a bigger and bigger fan of Linux - Ubuntu and Open Office. I never seem to have the problems using their FREE stuff the way I have problems that I paid for with Microsoft!

    BVR
    Joe B!
     
  6. Joe Bagga

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    Office Genuine Advantage (OGA) Notifications (KB949810) fails to install in Automatic Updates

    Could this be because I have disabled ctfmon.exe IAW:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282599

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    Microsoft's "ctfmon.exe" has to do with the Language Bar just to the left of the System Tray (Notification Area).

    The Language Bar is annoying (if you don't use it / want it displayed) and "ctfmon.exe" is an auto-start process that even "msconfig.exe" can't kill (it will keep coming back). You have to disable it IAW Microsoft instructions (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/282599).

    I have Hidden the OGA (KB949810) Update (in Automatic Updates) because it always fails and is another example of Microsoft Malware !

    I'm guessing it (the constant Failure to Install) might have to do with me having ctfmon.exe disabled !!!!!

    Any Microsoft Wizzards (MCSE - MCSA) out there who can confirm / deny this ???

    Any information appreciated !

    BVR
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  7. Joe Bagga

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    This is the first FIX for this problem I've seen (no thanks to Microsoft - Thank you!)
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    http://www.microsoft.com/communitie...fc5-9bc1-2d1d0de6daee&lang=en&cr=US&sloc=&p=8

    Info: Office Genuine Advantage Notifications (KB949810) failure when Task Scheduler Not Running in Windows Update


    Phil Wilson 9/13/2009 12:41 PM PST

    This update will fail if the Windows Task Scheduler service is not running.
    Analysis of the failed MSI log indicates it's calling a custom action called
    CreateSchedule which is apparently dependent on the Task Scheduler service.
    If you're like me and routinely mark this service "manual" you'll see this
    error.
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    Phil Wilson



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    Office Genuine Advantage Notifications (OGA KB949810) General Information


    http://www.mydigitallife.info/2009/...-kb949810-v2-0-48-0-released-to-more-markets/
     
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