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    Windows Update Problems

    I have been helping my friend with updating his Vista Home Premium 32 bit PC. There have been a number of problems with Windows Updates. I managed to sort most of them, and around 350 updates, including SP1 and SP2, have installed.

    The following updates failed:

    KB973540-Error Code 80073705 (failed several times).

    KB972145-Error Code 80070490 (failed several times).

    Net Framework 4-KB2600217, 2729449, 2737019 & 2742595.

    When I last checked for updates none of the above were reoffered.

    Does he need Net Framework 4, as a Home User, and are the first 2 still necessary, since they have not been reoffered, and if they are does anyone know how to successfully install them? (I tried installing from standalone installers from Microsoft Download Center, and also tried following the suggestions on the Microsoft Answers Forum, but no luck).

    Advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks and regards, Roy
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    Download Belarc Advisor onto it and that will tell you if any updates are missing and clicking on any links will take you to the direct download, but if there are more than one, you will have to reboot Belarc for each.

    Edit - Just had to dig this cmd out to read the Windows Update Log.

    Go Start - type %systemroot%\windowsupdate.log and press enter - the log will appear in Notepad.
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    Roy - is this a double Post ?

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    Sudo15, no it isn't. What made you think it was?

    Regarding my original post, is Net Framework 4 needed for a Home User?
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    Quote Originally Posted by royw View Post
    Sudo15, no it isn't. What made you think it was?

    Regarding my original post, is Net Framework 4 needed for a Home User?
    Any .NET version is only required if you have installed some program that needs it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by royw View Post
    Sudo15, no it isn't. What made you think it was?

    Regarding my original post, is Net Framework 4 needed for a Home User?
    Because you have this one open as well regarding Windows Updates http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...Windows-Update

    As Joe has said, if a program has been installed that used it, then the .NET Framework that came with it will be needed, but I think v4.5.1 superseded v4.0 although it was optional and when downloaded wiped out v4.0 and I believe MS are now bringing out 4.5.2 to supersede that.

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