Following a (re)installation of Windows Vista, I had a series of updates,
including one session that included Silverlight, Windows Live Essentials and
Internet Explorer 8. As far as I know, all 3 installed correctly, but
intriguingly, I still got a 'Failed' message for Windows Live Essentials.
After installation of Windows Live Essentials, I was promted for a restart by
the Windows Live installation (apart from the usual yellow update restart
message). I hit the restart button, and before the restart commenced, I got
a red 'Failed' message, with the code listed as BC3 (WindowsUpdate_00000BC3).
After the restart, A Windows Live window popped up, asking me if I wanted to
sign up (I closed that window because I signed up long ago). I checked my
Windows Live folder in the Start Menu, and even attempted a reinstallation.
It appears that everything installed correctly. Strange that I would get an
That being the case, is there a trick to change the status of an item in the
Update History list, from 'Failed' to 'Successful', or remove the 'Failed'
item from the list altogether? As far as I know, Windows Live Essentials
installed properly, and the BC3 error popped up probably because I hit the
'Restart' button at the end of Windows Live's installation before Windows
Update finished its installation process and prompted me for a restart.
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