Cannot install update KB886903 (Security update for .NET Framework

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Alistair Shaw, Feb 27, 2007.

  1. Automatic updates has downloaded this update for me but it will not install,
    despite several attempts. I have tried downloading and installing manually
    but get an Error 1305: cannot read file. I cannot provide an error number for
    the installation itself as, when I click on the red update failed icon in
    Update history, nothing happens. Windows update log states: Update NOT
    required for C:\Windows\System32\wups.dll. Any help wold be gratefully
    received as I am continually prompted to install this update.
    Alistair Shaw, Feb 27, 2007
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  2. Alistair Shaw

    MCPCharlieG Guest

    I will repost a solution that has helped many people and was originaly posted
    by Oscar on 2/15/06. There have been some problems reported with steps 4 or
    5, this was usually resolved by continuing with the remaining steps and if
    still having the original problem to rerun the procedure once again. Hope
    this helps - Charlie
    Repost Begins Below:

    Well guys after 4 hours of messing with this I can tell you what worked for
    me. With any luck it can guide you too.

    1. Download Windows Install Clean-Up program at;en-us;290301 and install.
    (You can find it in the programs section of your start menu after install)

    2. Download .net framework 1.1 (file name dotnetfx.exe) at (dont install yet)

    3. Download .net service pack 1 (file name NDP1.1sp1-KB867460-X86.exe) at (dont install yet)

    4. Run Windows Clean-Up and remove the defective .net framework, Reboot.

    5. Go to the start menu, then run. Type in "msconfig" and set it to
    Diagnostic and then reboot to prevent other software from getting in the way
    of the install.

    6. Run dotnetfx.exe for a fresh new .net install

    7. Run NDP1.1sp1-KB867460-X86.exe, it will prompt that its already
    installed, do it anyways.

    8. Go back to msconfig and set it back to normal, reboot.

    9. Run the regular windows update thru website or automatic service.

    It should now do the update that previously resulted in errors. Good luck!
    MCPCharlieG, Feb 27, 2007
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