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Solved: Windows XP (KB896688) Update keeps failing to install?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Space Cowboy, Oct 30, 2005.

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  1. Space Cowboy

    Space Cowboy Thread Starter

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    Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP (KB896688)
    Date last published: 10/13/2005
    Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a computer running Microsoft Internet Explorer and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.
    System Requirements
    Recommended CPU: Not specified.
    Recommended memory: Not specified.
    Recommended hard disk space: Not specified.
    How to Uninstall
    This software update can be removed via Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel.
    Get help and support
    http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=50690
    More information

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/KB896688
     
  2. Byteman

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    Hi, Sometimes, simply uninstalling the specific update from Add/remove programs, then re-installing same works.

    I use Belarc Advisor, free utility, that shows you much about your computer, including what Updates are installed correctly and ones you need to redo.

    www.belarc.com

    Use the free download link there. Download to the desktop> run the file, it opens an IE page which will automatically update each time you start Belarc Advisor. Everyone should keep this profile of their machine handy for use during a reinstall!
     
  3. Schuette

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    I'm having the same problem as this but with Windows Installer - it just will *not* install. I've had a look at Microsoft's oh-so-helpful website and it said about resetting the COM permissions in regedit - done that and it made no difference - can anyone help?
     
  4. Schuette

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    Can no-one help? This is driving me nuts.
     
  5. Space Cowboy

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    Which kb # update is it?
     
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    No, no difference - just comes up saying access is denied - and then restarts my computer for me. Doesn't even ask, ungrateful whatsit.

    See, I'm now driven to talking to it. =S
     
  9. Space Cowboy

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    Sometimes you can move the file to a empty directory and extract all the files in the package and get it to install that way or manually do something to get it to work. Can be tricky.
     
  10. Schuette

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    It's ok - it somehow installed as I shut down rather than when I restarted. Weird thing - a month I've been trying and all of a sudden it does it.
     
  11. Space Cowboy

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    Had some free time and rebuilt the system again. Made a backup before tweakin anything but this update now installed. I'm thinking because I had removed Internet Explorer is why it kept failing. I sure wish they would make that thing a option. I'd prefer not to have it using up any hard drive space on my computer.

    Anyway's Thanks
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