Code 646 in updates

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Glenn, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Glenn

    Glenn Guest

    All of tuesday's update went thru accept, Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007
    (KB973709), Office system (KB972581) and Office system (KB974234).
    I keep getting Code 646.
    I have tried a few things I found thru windows help boards but nothing works,
    please help.
    I am running Windows Vista Home premium 32bit and
    Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007
     
    Glenn, Oct 16, 2009
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    TracyLee Guest

    Glenn, did you find a solution. I keep getting the same message. Also, I get
    code 643. I am very computer stupid, so I don't understand a lot of the
    language. And it keeps wanting me to update, over and over. I click to
    update, it says it is doing it, but then my computer restarts, and asks me to
    update again. I have been doing this for HOURS. Can you help. I really need
    step, by step instructions.
     
    TracyLee, Oct 17, 2009
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  3. Have you tried inserting your Office 2007 CD into the appropriate drive bay
    before attempting to install the updates again?
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Oct 17, 2009
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  4. Glenn

    armyjim_2000 Guest

    Folks, I am getting the same error message. If you get an answer, let me know!
     
    armyjim_2000, Oct 17, 2009
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    pkritt Guest

    I've been getting the 646 error on all most all of my updates for the past
    week or so. I can click on "review your update history" and then click on
    each one and manually download and install them (which works) but with as
    many updates as Microsoft puts out, this is not a viable solution.
     
    pkritt, Oct 17, 2009
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  6. I to am getting this error , please help. Are these updates that important.
    Ive tried several things and Im still getting the error message.
     
    straightedge69, Oct 17, 2009
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    Jubi Guest

    I'm having the same problem. Updates a few days ago went thru fine. I can not
    get these 3 updates to update at all. Hope someone figures this out!
     
    Jubi, Oct 17, 2009
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    John Guest

    I have be getting the error code646 regardless if I try to install the 5
    updates I have all together or one at a time. My problem has only been since
    the 16th Oct so not been happening for long. (i am also using Windows Vista).
     
    John, Oct 17, 2009
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    F150 Guest

     
    F150, Oct 17, 2009
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    LINDA E. Guest

    My PC won't install these latest updates and I too get the code 646 error
    msg. Could it have anything to do with not having the new IE8 installed?
    Anyway, now I do not know how to shut the update icon down (bottom right
    corner) it is constantly telling me I have new updates to install. DUH! I
    know that, but they will not install. I hope someone finds a solution to this
    problem.
     
    LINDA E., Oct 17, 2009
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    bigalster Guest

    Hey Glenn and anyone else i too am getting code Ox643 when trying to install
    ..NET FRAMEWORK 1.1 SERVICE PACK1 SECURITY UPDATE,it will not install,anyone
    know how to fic this? Frustrated bigalster
     
    bigalster, Oct 17, 2009
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    oneputt Guest

    It has nothing to do with not havingIE8 installed, because I do and am having
    the same problems.
     
    oneputt, Oct 17, 2009
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    tracey676 Guest

    I can't install the three updates either, have tried everything suggested, no
    joy just keep getting unknown error 646, help please, they appear to be the
    same updates, also I have KB97363 which wont update
     
    tracey676, Oct 17, 2009
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    D.Duffer43 Guest

    d.duffer ,I thank it is something with the upgrade of Explorer 8, Reasons:Iam
    running Secunia PSI and it said that I had a 90 something secure and upgrade
    rate one of the highest for the whole state of KY... But that was before I
    tried to download an option of Internet Explorer 8 and then I now have the
    following unsecure programs 1. Ask toolbar 4x...2. Microsoft Internet
    Explorer 8....3. Real Player 11...My computer come with Vista Home
    Premium,and I am now running the Windows 7 Beta test... Which after
    researching thought Micrsoft Internet 8 had even more componets as well as
    some more new features is the only reason I tried it "What a big mistake that
    was"....
     
    D.Duffer43, Oct 17, 2009
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    bigalster Guest

    hey Duffer,i upgraded awhile ago for IE #8, i dont think it has anything to
    do with IE#8,this started happening to me as of yesterday and i haven't
    downloaded IE.My problem is i tried alot of fixes suggested including MS's
    site and none seem to be working for me.I also cannot get rid of the yellow
    shield showing updates.I am wondering whether it is necessary to TURN OFF WIN
    updates first and then try the fixes and then rebooting.It seesm to me that i
    tried that one too and still no success.If anyone had any idea of what the
    heck the fix is in plain simple steps,we would appreciate a stepby step fix:)
    bigalster on verge of nervous breakdown...:)
     
    bigalster, Oct 17, 2009
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    AMON LU Guest

    Hello, Sirs

    I am located in Taiwan. I had met the same problem (error 646) when I make
    the windows undate. So I trust the problem that is from Microsoft. I hope the
    Microsoft that can solve the problem soon.

    AMON
     
    AMON LU, Oct 18, 2009
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    KT Guest

    Ditto here, same trouble...I have tryed about 10 times over 4 days with no
    luck. If any one comes up with an answer please pass it along. Thanks so
    much!
     
    KT, Oct 18, 2009
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    TracyLee Guest

    I am w/bigalaster on this one. I too have said in several posts, if anyone
    has just plain language (not computer lingo, there are still a few of us out
    here who have no idean what you mean) step by step instruction that work,
    please tell us. I am getting to the point where I just want to unplug the
    computer and protect it that way. Is Microsoft even reading these posts? My
    gosh, you would think they could see that there are a ton of problems w/these
    latest update installations. They should fix then send a mass email to those
    of us who have windows that the problem is fixed now try it. Oh and does
    anyone know if Microsoft even has a ph.#. I know that sounds like a silly
    question, but I cannot find one. I am getting no answer or help online. Sorry
    this is so long.
     
    TracyLee, Oct 18, 2009
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  19. Glenn

    bigalster Guest

    TracyLee, why do you think Bill Gates is the richest man in the world? You
    try calling Microsoft and they turn on the good ole taxi meter,they do
    nothing for free,none of us do or would,but the issue here is that MS
    controls the computer world,they devised the software,they should notify and
    present fixes if their installation updates don't work,which is the case
    here.Maybe some conscientiousness MS manager will take pity on us fools and
    post a easy,step by step fix.
     
    bigalster, Oct 18, 2009
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    Raffy Guest

    i have the same problem...Someone help us!!!!
     
    Raffy, Oct 18, 2009
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