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64 bit sp2 breaks most subsequent updates

  1. #1


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    64 bit sp2 breaks most subsequent updates

    I've been using the windows update tool to manually keep security and bug
    patches current on my laptop but every time (tried four times over
    several months) I install sp2 it breaks most subsequent updates. After
    installing sp2 most of the subsequent updates fail with a nondescript
    error code that suggests corruption in system files when I try to install
    them.

    I use the system restore to go back to the point before sp2 is installed
    and everything is OK again.

    It passes the KB947821 update readiness tool without reporting any
    problems. Installation of sp2 itself never reports any errors. it's
    only subsequent updates that fail.

    hardware: Gateway P-78 64bit laptop
    OS: vista home premium 64 bit version

    supplemental software:
    visual studio professional 2005 (with 64 bit updates)
    directX sdk (august 2009)
    ffdshow
    msoffice 97 professional
    .net framework 1.0 sp3 developer
    .net framework 2.0 (32 and 64 bit versions)
    .net framework 3.5 sp1
    java 6 update 17
    nvidia opengl sdk 10
    nvidia Cg toolkit may 2008

    updates and patches:
    I'd post the list if there was a way to actually cut and paste
    the list.

    First question: Why does sp2 cause updates to break?

    Second question: How to fix it without wiping the system disk and
    restoring to delivered condition? (use restore disks and start over seems
    to be a too common suggestion in problems of windows corruption)


    Suggestions?


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    Re: 64 bit sp2 breaks most subsequent updates

    Reset Windows Update

    I have had issues with the Updates before and this resolve my issue - and the fix it runs on 64-bit
    So you can be lazy

    How do I reset Windows Update components?


    Good luck

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    Re: 64 bit sp2 breaks most subsequent updates

    On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 11:13:16 -0600, Timmah wrote:

    > Reset Windows Update

    > 'How do I reset Windows Update components?'
    > (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058)
    I'll download the msi and give it a try. Thanks.

    I just hope I've got enough restore space partitioned to restore to pre-
    sp2 if it blows up again. :^P

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    Re: 64 bit sp2 breaks most subsequent updates

    Update us on the results

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  6. #5


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    Re: 64 bit sp2 breaks most subsequent updates

    On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 10:07:42 -0800, no one wrote:

    > On Sat, 16 Jan 2010 11:13:16 -0600, Timmah wrote:
    >

    >> Reset Windows Update
    >

    >> 'How do I reset Windows Update components?'
    >> (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/971058)
    >
    > I'll download the msi and give it a try. Thanks.
    >
    > I just hope I've got enough restore space partitioned to restore to pre-
    > sp2 if it blows up again. :^P
    As expected: it blew up when after sp2 was installed and after 971058 was
    executed, I tried to install the next group of 26 updates. 6 passed and
    the rest failed with the typically MS nondescript error 80070490.
    rebooting and attempting to update again just causes the same 20 patches
    to fail again.




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