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    KB913446 update fails (for me)

    One of today's crop of updates keeps failing installation on an XP Pro and an XP Home box. It's only 249 KB!

    Am I alone in getting this consistent failure?

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    Re: KB913446 update fails (for me)

    Me, too on two XP Pro computers. The Microsoft update list has a bunch of people complaining about this. You can download the update manually if you can find the KB article (took some searching).

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    Re: KB913446 update fails (for me)

    Thanks, I found it on a Google Groups search.

    John

    PS It would have been more accurate to say that it was the Windows Update download which failed, not the install!
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    Re: KB913446 update fails (for me)

    Well guys, at least I know I'm not out of it this time around.

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    Re: KB913446 update fails (for me)

    Here's some information on how to download/install KB913446 manually direct from Microsoft for all versions of Windows to which this update pertains. There is special information for those that experienced the "Failed" error when trying to install: KB913446.

    Go HERE: Marc Liron Newsletter
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    Re: KB913446 update fails (for me)

    Just a note to say that the manual download-update worked fine for me. ( after a few failures with the auto method.)
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    Re: KB913446 update fails (for me)

    Worse still, the symptoms the fix is supposed to prevent or cure (I'm not sure which) just happen to be identical to symptoms I have been experiencing for a number of days now on one computer, although my other two are OK.

    Anyway, I'll try the manual download and hope it cures it, but if what I have is what the patch is supposed to cure then there really is a problem in the wild, apart from a finicky fix.

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    Re: KB913446 update fails (for me)

    I get the bulletin via e-mail, with link to the monthly bulletin, but there are other ways to quick information. Now since this is such a major event every month, updates or no updates (to be, or not to be) <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>, finding them is not that hard.

    Some different approaches:
    1. <LI>From the main page: Microsoft Security Home Page click "This month's updates". You will get to the simple advice use MU or Automatic Updates. <img src=/S/sigh.gif border=0 alt=sigh width=15 height=15>
      <LI>Now, that is not what we want; there is a sentence: Note IT professionals and systems administrators should go to Microsoft TechNet. Click MS TechNet. (Saving this page, "current", will always get the latest Bulletin in search.)
      <LI>Finally click, in this case/month: Microsoft Security Bulletin Summary for February 2006
    Another way:
    If you have the page Microsoft TechNet: Home as a favourite, then this time in the month the bulletin will surely be at the top of the page, and so it is.

    Obviously it is at the top of the TechNet sub page "Security" as well.

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    Re: KB913446 update fails (for me)

    Success with manual download, separately, on three different computers (for test purposes).

    My only complaint is that Microsoft says to click on the Download button in the top right corner. If Microsoft doesn't know right from left, then what is the world coming to?

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    Re: KB913446 update fails (for me)

    John,

    MS has updated the security bulletin to say that the install issue with the various tools has been corrected.

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    Re: KB913446 update fails (for me)

    Joe

    Thanks for the info. At home I used the "manual download" method. At work, the automatic download seems to have happened, but it won't be until tomorrow that I can check all PCs. Oh, and the server!

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    Re: KB913446 update fails (for me)

    John,
    As Joe Perez noted the problem was apparently corrected. I had no problem downloading KB913446.
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