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    Security Update KB2585542 Has Failed Dozens of Times. Why?

    This update has failed to install many many times since last Sept; yet all other updates have installed OK and everything is up to date. (Win7 HP x 64 bit) System is running just fine.

    Anyone got any ideas why?

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    Not enough information.

    Post the error number that you're getting when it fails.

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    You can use this link to try a manual update and then see if it gives you a fail error code. http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/Downl....aspx?id=28637

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sudo15 View Post
    You can use this link to try a manual update and then see if it gives you a fail error code. http://www.microsoft.com/en-US/Downl....aspx?id=28637
    .......or just say to heck with it!

    Seriously, I will give that a try.
    interestingly, two other Win7 HP systems have installed the same security update without issue. Wonder what the difference is?

    rstew

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    I think Win 7 machines are the same in name only and why some updates install okay for some and not others, seems to be an enigma that even MS can't solve.

    I've recently factory reset this Win 7 x64 laptop (3 times) and it was just this last time that I had any problems with the .NET Framework ones with the rest installing okay.

    Have you ran a sfc /scannow to see what that reports or checked Event Viewer ?

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    Out of curiousity do you have McAfee AV installed? Toward the bottom of this thread it mentions that McAfee had to be turned off to get that update installed. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...3-b571db272e8a
    It was referring to a VISTA x64 machine but may be relevant.
    OR try this google search as there are many hits on that problem https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...2585542+failed
    HTH

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    Quote Originally Posted by lumpy95 View Post
    Out of curiousity do you have McAfee AV installed? Toward the bottom of this thread it mentions that McAfee had to be turned off to get that update installed. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...3-b571db272e8a
    It was referring to a VISTA x64 machine but may be relevant.
    OR try this google search as there are many hits on that problem https://www.google.com/webhp?sourcei...2585542+failed
    HTH
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    Thanks for the tip, but no I don't run McAfee. Bad experience several years ago.
    I use AVG, which I know is not everyone's favorite, but it works for me.

    rstew

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    I remember about 5 years ago, there was a particular patch for XP that would install over and over again. It took me several days (or weeks) to even notice.

    There are at least a couple of reasons why a patch fails:

    1). The patch itself keeps changing, so Microsoft keeps re-queuing it for distribution. There are some patches out there that have gone on to infamy for this sort of thing. And the reasons for the patch changes seem to be diverse. Sometimes it is to correct bugs, but other times it's about incompleteness;

    2). The patch fails to install. The most obvious reason.


    Woody Leonhard (author and contributor to this site) is a good source for specifics on your patch.

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