Code 646 in updates

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

  1. Glenn

    Reba Guest

     
    Reba, Oct 18, 2009
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  2. Glenn

    Reba Guest

    If you click on optional downloads and download them the rest will install
    also, KB973709 KB972581 KB974234 AND KB973636
     
    Reba, Oct 18, 2009
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  3. Glenn

    Reba Guest

     
    Reba, Oct 18, 2009
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  4. Glenn

    Reba Guest

    : I tried yesterday and this morning to download (KB973709)
    KB972581) KB974234 AND KB973636 They would not download till I clicked
    optional downloads I had 4 or 5 when I downloaded them the other 4 downloaded
    also
     
    Reba, Oct 18, 2009
    #24
  5. (cross-post added to Office Update)
    <QP>
    I have the same freaking thing!! I have gone to the point that I have
    totally uninstalled and reinstalled office 2007 home and student on
    windows vista basic system. I have tried installing them singly with
    no results. I am able to update everything except office 2007. I
    would sincerely appreciate help before this poor little laptop goes
    flying through the air. There has to be an easy solution here.
    Some please help :(
    </QP>


    <cmd_output OS="XPsp3">
    E:\>set /a c = 0x646
    1606
    E:\>net helpmsg %c%

    Feature ID not registered.
    </cmd_output>

    I think you're going to have to figure out what "Feature ID"
    is being referenced here. Search any files that the update
    creates or modifies as if they were diagnostic files, looking for
    instances of 646 and 1606 and report their context.

    BTW please figure out how to stop Google Groups from making
    your replies come as if they were HTML (Quoted Printable).
    Plain text is preferred in newsgroups.


    HTH

    Robert Aldwinckle
    ---
     
    Robert Aldwinckle, Oct 20, 2009
    #25
  6. PA Bear [MS MVP], Oct 21, 2009
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  7. Glenn

    Wes Guest

    i have found a way to download these updates, go to the download center,
    individually type in the updates code starting with KB and download them one
    at a time, it should fix the problem, it worked for me.
     
    Wes, Oct 23, 2009
    #27
  8. So what you are saying is the solution given several times over...

    Install the updates manually.

    It's not a solution, but a work around. Most who are having trouble and do
    this work-around will likely be back next month (second tuesday and after)
    asking the same question about how to install some update because of a
    failure to install. Until they fix their updates system, it will repeat
    each month.

    Also - the easiest way to download any update Microsoft releases and do this
    manually is to plug the KB######'s into this web page:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/######

    In this case:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974234

    From which you should click on the link for IT Professionals:
    http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/bulletin/ms09-060.mspx

    Where you can get the proper update for your version of Office.

    They will also want to check the original link given to ensure they meet the
    "Prerequisites to install this security update" and they might even utilize
    the section on "How to obtain help and support for this security update" to
    their advantage.
     
    Shenan Stanley, Oct 23, 2009
    #28
  9. Glenn

    hogan Guest

    I keep getting the same error code - I am wondering if it has to do with not
    having "Office 07, ie Word, Excel, and PowerPro" installed. When I bought
    my laptop I decided not to opt for Office 07 and instead I just use Works
    which came loaded. It seems these 3 updates are connected to Office
    products. Anyway - I just unselect the updates and only load the ones that
    aren't connected to these 3. So, this is my uneducated solution and I would
    really like to know what Microsoft is saying the reason is that these aren't
    loading...please if anyone knows - pass it along. Thanks
     
    hogan, Oct 23, 2009
    #29
  10. Glenn

    D. W. Hall Guest

    KB972363

    KB973709

    KB972581

    KB974234

    KB974810

    Go to start> Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Services> When you scroll
    down to this, right click on it and make it AUTOMATIC> Office Source Engine.
    Then click to apply then click the Start button. Then restart your pc, then
    manually download the updates above if they are (as this is what I had to do
    to get the updates installed on my Windows PC, I am running Windows Vista
    Ultimate 32bit system myself) the ones that you are having trouble with. Just
    copy and paste the above updates into this link and download them:
    http://www.microsoft.com/update I could not get to install using Windows
    automatic update. So this is the process that I had to go through for both my
    wife's PC as well as my own.
     
    D. W. Hall, Oct 28, 2009
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  11. Glenn

    D. W. Hall Guest

    KB972363

    KB973709

    KB972581

    KB974234

    KB974810

    Go to start> Control Panel> Adminstrative Tools> Services> When you scroll
    down to this (Office Source Engine), right click on it and make it AUTOMATIC>
    then click the apply button then click the Start button. Then restart your
    pc, then manually download the updates above it they are (as this is what I
    had to do to get the updates installed on my Windows PC, I am running Windows
    Vista Ultimate 32bit system) the ones that I could not get to install using
    Windows automatic update. This is the process that I had to go through to
    install these updates on both my wife's PC and my own PC.
     
    D. W. Hall, Oct 28, 2009
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  12. Glenn

    D. W. Hall Guest

    UPDATED as I noticed that I had left some small & possibably important parts
    of the instructions, I apologize for that!!!!

    KB972363

    KB973709

    KB972581

    KB974234

    KB974810

    Go to start> Control Panel> Adminstrative Tools> Services> When you scroll
    down to this (Office Source Engine), right click on it and make it AUTOMATIC>
    then click the apply button then click the Start button. Then restart your
    pc, then manually download the updates above it they are (as this is what I
    had to do to get the updates installed on my Windows PC, I am running Windows
    Vista Ultimate 32bit system) the ones that I could not get to install using
    Windows automatic update. This is the process that I had to go through to
    install these updates on both my wife's PC and my own PC.
     
    D. W. Hall, Oct 28, 2009
    #32
  13. Glenn

    Mateo Guest

    You need to install them manually. Go to Microsoft.com search for the KB
    number. Download and install. I was getting the same errors and this will
    correct4 of the 5. However I do not have MS Visio on my machine and for some
    reason it still thinks it need to install the patch. Which will fail since a
    pre-req is MS Visio.
     
    Mateo, Oct 30, 2009
    #33
  14. Glenn

    Shadows4 Guest

    (11/21/09) - I have Vista (64bit version), and I was getting this error for
    three weeks myself. Thanks to one the suggestions below, I got it to work.
    The suggestion that worked for me was to "manually" install each update
    "individually". I could not use the windows automatic update feature. Here's
    what I did (BTW, I did not have to turn off my firewall to do this):

    1) Went to Bing.Com
    2) Typed in the exact name of the update as it was displayed on the Windows
    Update Screen (e.g. Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel (KB######)
    3) Bing found the exact match to what I typed in on the Microsoft website
    4) I clicked on the link
    5) Selected "Download"
    6) And Viola, it worked :)
    7) I repeated this step four more times, and now I've successfully installed
    all five updates that I'd been trying to install for three weeks.
    8) Thanks again to all of the tips people listed below, that was helpful and
    the "manual" update tip worked for me.

    Hope this works for other people as well.
     
    Shadows4, Nov 21, 2009
    #34
  15. Glenn

    Shadows4 Guest

    Hi Glenn,

    (11/21/09) - I have Vista (64bit version), and I was getting this error for
    three weeks myself. Thanks to one the suggestions below, I got it to work.
    The suggestion that worked for me was to "manually" install each update
    "individually". I could not use the windows automatic update feature. Here's
    what I did (BTW, I did not have to turn off my firewall to do this):

    1) Went to Bing.Com
    2) Typed in the exact name of the update as it was displayed on the Windows
    Update Screen (e.g. Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel (KB######)
    3) Bing found the exact match to what I typed in on the Microsoft website
    4) I clicked on the link
    5) Selected "Download"
    6) And Viola, it worked :)
    7) I repeated this step four more times, and now I've successfully installed
    all five updates that I'd been trying to install for three weeks.
    8) Thanks again to all of the tips people listed below, that was helpful and
    the "manual" update tip worked for me.

    Hope this works for other people as well.
     
    Shadows4, Nov 21, 2009
    #35
  16. Glenn

    William B. Guest

    Linda, I have noticed, that all of the updates that this relates to are for
    Microsoft Office Home & Student 2007 is that true for you also, or did you
    start off with a trial version of the software, and then purchase another
    version from the store. These are related, I am sure, based on the history
    that I am seeing. On a quick note, I see no solutions indicated from
    microsoft. Typical of them.
     
    William B., Dec 12, 2009
    #36
  17. <snipped>

    Read everything here:
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsupdate/browse_frm/thread/6e20601bc2b6ea97/
    I can not emphasize enough how bad I think this advice is.

    Installing a *BETA* version of a software (unreleased and unsupported) to
    fix a problem *some* people (not all by a long shot) are having with a
    current and supported product... Horrible, horrid and unwise at best.

    Plus you are assuming everyone will want/can afford to purchase Office 2010
    (or has the knowledge/will to steal it) when it is actually released and the
    knowledge/skills to remove the beta and install the full version.

    Wow.
     
    Shenan Stanley, Dec 13, 2009
    #37
  18. Glenn

    Gary Guest

    I did all this and still failed. I turned off firewall and it went through 12
    of 13 installed then failed again. Any other suggestions.
    gary
     
    Gary, Feb 22, 2010
    #38
  19. Glenn

    Gary Guest

    I did it the old fasion way, which was slow file by file via manual download
    from MS . IT WOKED
     
    Gary, Feb 22, 2010
    #39
  20. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wok

    Or was that Elmer Fudd for "Rocked"? *grin*

    What operating system do you have?

    For example:

    Windows XP ______ Edition with Service Pack _ __-bit
    Windows Vista ______ Edition with Service Pack _ __-bit
    Windows 7 ______ Edition __-bit
     
    Shenan Stanley, Feb 22, 2010
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