error 646

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by jkremke, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. jkremke

    danny-boy Guest

    really fed up of this error now, due to issues with office 2007 - had t
    reinstall, I'm up to 13 updates to install inc. office SP1, trying th
    manual install route but if that doesn't work I'm buying 7 and binnin
    vista
    :cool:
     
    danny-boy, Nov 28, 2009
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  2. jkremke

    BilE Guest

    I believe you may be correct in that this problem is being ignored.
    There are loads (thousands) of reports of this on the web with no solid
    answer.
    I was able to do the Important Updates, manually one at a time. Very tedious
    and time consuming. The Optional Updates can not/have not be done since they
    don't have KB numbers and I didn't have the time to search for every last
    one. This nonsense hit 2 of my machines (the newer ones) plus 2 machines of a
    friend.
    I got to do them all, and as I said - they have to be done one by one,
    manually.
    Thanks for all the help MSft - not!! And now we're supposed to buy Win7?
    Yeah right.
     
    BilE, Dec 4, 2009
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  3. jkremke

    traceyck Guest

    I have been trying for weeks too. The lastest I get, when I manually try to
    update is: An expected version of the product was not found on the
    system...Last time I checked, I had MS Office 2007 installed so I don't know
    what to do now.

    Any ideas?
     
    traceyck, Dec 7, 2009
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  4. jkremke

    M.G.Singh Guest

    1.Go to the Control Pannel and under search put UAC
    2. Check it out and restart computer
    3.Go to updates and install updates
    4. It will work and go back to UAC and check it
    5. It will solve the problem
     
    M.G.Singh, Jan 13, 2010
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  5. I was having this same problem and I came here and didn't find any answers,
    so I started looking at all the stuff on the page where the error was.
    Before you install the update, click on the link on the page (can't remember
    what the link says) and it will give you the option to add OPTIONAL updates.
    Once I did that, it installed the optional update first, then had no problem
    installing the others (I'd been trying for a month now to install the
    "important" update). Hopefully that will work for you! Good luck!
     
    redneckangel74, Feb 8, 2010
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    Zaid Irshaid Guest

    Hi guys finally I found a solution for this error 646 ,just disconnect the network after downloading while the windows is installing if didn?t work just restart the computer and don?t connect to the internet ,go back to the windows update and press install ,because they will be already downloaded ,and it will work (vista SP2)



    redneckangel74 wrote:

    I was having this same problem and I came here and did not find any answers,so
    08-Feb-10

    I was having this same problem and I came here and did not find any answers,
    so I started looking at all the stuff on the page where the error was.
    Before you install the update, click on the link on the page (cannot remember
    what the link says) and it will give you the option to add OPTIONAL updates.
    Once I did that, it installed the optional update first, then had no problem
    installing the others (I'd been trying for a month now to install the
    "important" update). Hopefully that will work for you! Good luck!

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    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    error 646
    I have been trying to download updatees for widows vista. I keep getting
    "Windows encountered an unknown error" error 646.any suggestions as what to
    do? I have at least 5 downloads my computer needs

    Re: error 646
    jkremke wrote:



    1. Open Windows Update by clicking the Start button , clicking All Programs,
    and then clicking Windows Update.

    2. In the left pane, click View update history.

    3. Find an update for Windows that has failed to install, and then
    double-click the update to view more information.

    Updates that have failed to install will display Failed under Status, next
    to the update name.

    4. In the Windows Update dialog box, next to Error details, review the error
    code for the failed update.

    5. Either follow the links in the Windows Update dialog box under More
    Information or Help and Support to try to fix the problem, and then try
    installing updates again by using Windows Update in Control Panel or post
    back with the error code so perhaps someone may be able to assist further.


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    I don't think ou read the post.The error code is 646.
    I do not think ou read the post.

    The error code is 646. I am having the same issue.

    Please read the post first then reply.

    :

    I thought it was relevant to the original poster.
    I thought it was relevant to the original poster. Many posters fail to
    provide sufficient information to assist in the diagnosis of problems.
    I asked the OP for some more information, by checking the update history for
    failed updates to give more clues. Just saying yo have an error code 646
    doesn't mean that much really, does it?

    I suggest you contact Microsoft for support issues, visit the International
    Support Web site:
    https://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx
    To make sure you receive the appropriate support information for your
    location, select your region setting from the list and then click the arrow
    button


    TomofWC wrote:

    Re: error 646


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

    Feature ID not registered.
    </cmd_output>


    So, I guess you had better register your feature ID?


    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
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    I have been having this same problem and nothing that I do corrects it.
    I have been having this same problem and nothing that I do corrects it.
    Vista is awful! Give those of us stuck with the trouble prone OS back XP!!

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    Re: error 646
    How do you register ID?

    :

    Okay, finally, a solution. If you have Microsoft Outlook open (i.e.
    Okay, finally, a solution. If you have Microsoft Outlook open (i.e. program
    running) while you do this update, the update will be successful.

    :

    Re: error 646
    What update?

    rlouisd wrote:

    Junk filter update-- PeterPlease Reply to Newsgroup for the benefit of
    Junk filter update

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    Re: error 646
    Junk something...

    Peter Foldes wrote:

    Re: error 646
    Lol. Actually this one in particular

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...08-4cc0-4adc-b741-a9a0cbc2d0c4&DisplayLang=en

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    RE: error 646
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    Ah Ha!
    Ah Ha! I think cracked the code lol. Open Windows Update then you should see
    the "View Available Updates" link click that. Then the updates you need to
    install should then be listed. Each update should be checked. Right-click
    each update individually and choose "View Details". The info about the
    particular update's info should come up then you should see in bold in that
    window "More information:" then a link right under that. Click that and a web
    page should open with a download link this is the update download page. Click
    that button then run or save the installer package then proceed to execute
    the installer package. Repeat the process for each ailed update! At least
    that is how it worked for me.

    Hope that helps,

    Josh

    :

    Well done, Josh Davis - I have just used your method to download 3 updatesand
    Well done, Josh Davis - I have just used your method to download 3 updates
    and it worked first time. Thank you.


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    Yes Josh that worked for me a week ago and the day after and the day afterthat
    Yes Josh that worked for me a week ago and the day after and the day after
    that but after over a week of manually installing updates, this procedural
    method is getting old

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    I too having the SAME ANNOYING problem ...F87K !!
    I too having the SAME ANNOYING problem ...F87K !! seriously...I once was
    able to download from the supportsite..and correct each one...one by
    one, but now NO!
    I hate this sytem just for this error problems.

    Can anyone help with a simple solution. I AM NOT computer savy...so I
    need a simple fix (is it possible?)


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    This did not work for me.
    This did not work for me. I am on Vista, I have just upgraded to new version of
    Norton 360, and these 5 updates wont install. I have tried installing with
    Outlook open - did not work. Why has a faulty update been released? Can
    anyone help me with the next step?


    :

    Yes I think they caused this error.
    Yes I think they caused this error. Looks like everybody with a new vista OS
    is having the same problem. I just bought this computer so I will be getting
    win7 for free in about 2 weeks I hope then vista is gone forever for me..at
    least.
    Only 1 of the 5 updates was I able to install by going to the direct links.
    All the updates are as follows that refuse to install.
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (KB972363)

    Download size: 11.0 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 that could
    allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified web page is opened.
    This update resolves that vulnerability.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972363

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?LN=en-us
    Security Update for Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 (KB973709)

    Download size: 2.5 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 that
    could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified web page is
    opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/973709

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?LN=en-us
    Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB972581)

    Download size: 1.0 MB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    A security vulnerability exists in the 2007 Microsoft Office System that
    could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
    This update resolves the vulnerability so that the 2007 Microsoft Office
    System documents are handled appropriately.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/972581

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?LN=en-us
    Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB974234)

    Download size: 525 KB

    You may need to restart your computer for this update to take effect.

    Update type: Important

    This update resolves a problem that can cause programs that use the Outlook
    View Control with Forms 2.0, such as Microsoft Office Outlook with Business
    Contact Manager, to stop functioning as expected after Security Update for
    Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (KB972363) is installed.

    More information:
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/974234

    Help and Support:
    http://support.microsoft.com/?LN=en-us

    None of the support links seem to give any support, just the usual BS from MS.
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    :

    Same problemI have tried installing with Outlook running and with no other
    Same problem
    I have tried installing with Outlook running and with no other programs running.
    I have turned all Norton active features including Firewall off
    Still stuck with 7 updates including the ones mentioned here.

    These updates were ok on my laptop with Norton on it - installed without
    grief.

    Microsoft seem to be ignoring this problem and are hoping we will go away.

    Can anyone else help?

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    :

    I have about 40 updates which have failed since 10/16/09.
    I have about 40 updates which have failed since 10/16/09. In addition,
    when I click on the "Start" button in the lower left of the screen
    (Vista Ultimate, 64 bit), the "Shut Down" icon continuously shows the
    symbol for "installs updates then shutdowns your computer", even though
    I click on it and see updates install!

    There HAS to be some systemic problem. I connect to the internet fine.
    Any ideas?


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    I had a problem with these updates too. Nothing anyone suggested wouldwork.
    I had a problem with these updates too. Nothing anyone suggested would
    work. Then I saw that there were 7 optional downloads besides the 5
    important ones, so I downloaded the optional as well and they all
    actually downloaded. I hope that this helps. Below is a lit of the
    downloads that I had. I do not know if you will have the same as me but
    you can try to download all of the updates to see if it works.


    5 IMPORTANT DOWNLOADS
    Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB974234)

    Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 Junk Email Filter (KB974810)

    Security Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB972581)

    Security Update for Microsoft Office Visio Viewer 2007 (KB973709)

    Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 (KB972363)

    7 OPTIONAL DOWNLOADS
    Office Live add-in 1.4

    KME Inc. - Input - USB Human Interface Device

    Microsoft Silverlight (KB974331)

    Windows Live Essentials

    Synaptics - Input - Synaptics PS/2 Port TouchPad

    Atheros Communications Inc. - Network - Atheros AR5007EG Wireless
    Network Adapter

    Realtek - Network - Realtek RTL8101E Family PCI-E Fast Ethernet NIC
    (NDIS 6.0)


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    SOLUTION FOUND!
    SOLUTION FOUND!

    This has just worked for me- after trying all the other suggestions which
    did not.

    Go to
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...dc-b55c-4a64-a8bc-ee696b2d0eaa&displayLang=en

    In the search box enter the KB999999 number for each update that has failed
    and click on Go. This will take you to a results screen - for me it only
    found one result for each update - go to it and click on the download button
    near the top of the screen.
    Accept the download, click on it to run it and accept the usual warnings.
    All 7 of my failed updates worked - bit of a pain when you have to reboot
    after some of them.
    Then in Windows Update click on Check for Updates and hopefully it will have
    worked for you as well.

    So much time wasted - but it will be the same for Windows 347 apparently being
    released soon.
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    Banjulbell wrote:So what you are saying is the solution given several times
    Banjulbell wrote:

    So what you are saying is the solution given several times over...

    Install the updates manually.

    it is 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.

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    There are a lot of users having these problems.
    There are a lot of users having these problems. One solution is IF you
    have accepted the license (try to go back and answer YES if you don?t
    have done that, it`s easy to miss) -check out all questions/You maybe
    have to go back & activate (under resource for example)something in a
    new program you have recently installed) OR running low on diskspace
    -Try to remove the latest security updates, run cleanup and
    discfragment. Restart & try to update again. Kathe


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    Josh Davis;4622416 Wrote:Thanks for the detailed instructions.
    Josh Davis;4622416 Wrote:

    Thanks for the detailed instructions. I was getting frustrated
    everytime I tried to install the updates and they would not work, but
    your step-by-step instructions were the solution to my problem. Thanks
    for sharing!


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    Banjulbell;4658305 Wrote:thank you thank you !! this totally work !!
    Banjulbell;4658305 Wrote:
    thank you thank you !! this totally work !! your the best....and what a
    waste of time this has been!!! but I am good for now...see you next month
    yes?


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    Hey There,Same issue with no resolution, however noticed some unusal
    Hey There,

    Same issue with no resolution, however noticed some unusal updates
    under optionals that include platform and runtime library updates so
    trying those first to see if it may correct issue before installing the
    failed ones.

    BTW: Has anyone considered, based on the time frame this issue started
    to occur, that it is a ploy by MS to get us to upgrade to W7? I have
    never had an issue with updates until now.

    MKCygnus


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    MKCygnus wrote:<snipped>Yes - the conspiracy theorists have already come out.
    MKCygnus wrote:
    <snipped>

    Yes - the conspiracy theorists have already come out.

    Problem is that manyhave pushed the updates you are having issues with to
    1000's of machines already. I did not have trouble on any of my personal
    machines and I know many people who did not have problems with these updates
    on their personal machines.

    Something is wrong with *your* machine and a percentage of other people. So
    far - the problem has not had a universal resolution, so the 'something
    wrong' is different on a few levels/in a few ways.

    Third party software changes, bum OEM installs, etc - who knows. But the
    fact remains that you could run Windows XP until you bore of it. You do not
    even have to update if you do not want to - I mean - you do know there are
    still people running Windows 98 out there, right?

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    Same exact problem here."Banjulbell" wrote:
    Same exact problem here.

    :

    I am having this problem too, have been for like the past 2 months.
    I am having this problem too, have been for like the past 2 months.
    Any new info on this?

    Seehttp://lmgtfy.com/?
    See
    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=646+error+office+site:social.answers.microsoft.com

    Leucacious wrote:

    I have been having same problem and tried all the above--updates
    I have been having same problem and tried all the above--updates are
    downloaded, but installation always fails with the 646 error message...any
    new ideas?

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    <snipped>seng wrote:Manually download/installation means you visit the actual
    <snipped>

    seng wrote:

    Manually download/installation means you visit the actual KB###### article
    page for each and download the appropriate file to your system (save it so
    you can double-click and run it later) and then reboot and install each one
    individually - perhaps rebooting after you install each one successfully.

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/######
    (sub in the appropriate ###### for each one)

    Then visit the IT professional's page, find the appropriate file for your
    system (office version, OS, etc) and click on that download link, save the
    faile for running later, reboot after you have them all.

    Log in as a user with administrative rights and if it is a Windows
    Vista/Windows 7 machine - right-click and run as administrator for the first
    update. I'd personally reboot after each one and before doing the next
    one - but I *know* that is overkill.

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    I am using MS Office 2002 on Vista.
    I am using MS Office 2002 on Vista. I received two updates: one for Word
    2002 and one for Excel 2002. Both of the updates would not install and
    indicated Error Code 646. I tried all of the suggestions found here with no
    luck until I applied all of the suggestions (shut down firewall, open
    Outlook) and then also opened up Word and Excel and, probably most
    importantly, turned OFF the Administrator User Account Control (UAC), found
    at User Accounts, to allow changes to take place on the computer. The
    updates installed, I restarted the computer and all is well! I have
    encounted several situations where turning off the UAC allowed me to download
    and, at times, uninstall programs that otherwise I was not able to do. Vista
    works well, when you figure out how to navigate through it. Free MS tech
    support would be appreciated for MS system issues!

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    http://www.google.com/search?
    http://www.google.com/search?q=soci...d=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-US&ie=utf8&oe=utf8

    BlackRose94 wrote:

    hi, newbe here, had all the same problems,,,,turned off UAC andeverything
    hi, newbe here, had all the same problems,,,,turned off UAC and
    everything downloaded just fine, checked download history and everything
    was passed


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    hi, novice here. What does the UAC stand for? Thanks"hoohoo" wrote:
    hi, novice here. What does the UAC stand for? Thanks

    :

    I tried the Micosoft Outlook open and the update did not work for me.
    I tried the Micosoft Outlook open and the update did not work for me. Anyone
    with any other suggestions?

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    Ladylost wrote:Ladylost,Now is a great time to point you to one of the easiest
    Ladylost wrote:

    Ladylost,

    Now is a great time to point you to one of the easiest ways to find
    information on problems you may be having and solutions others have found:

    Search using Google!
    http://www.google.com/
    (How-to: http://www.google.com/intl/en/help/basics.html )

    Example...

    http://www.google.com/search?q=What+does+the+UAC+stand+for

    A little deductive reasoning... You should see rather quickly - in this
    context - it likely means:
    User Account Control

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    Hi there,I just solved my download problems for error 646, I have been having
    Hi there,

    I just solved my download problems for error 646, I have been having this
    problems for 2 months and nothings seem to help. Until I read one of the post
    in this forum that suggested that we try to download the optional download
    which I did and it works for me!

    You click on the review update and checked on the optional download and they
    will prompt u to accept the license agreement, checked that too. the optional
    download will be installed together with the important download. I hope this
    information is helpful to all of u who has the same problems as me.

    Thank u! this really worked for me!
    Thank u! this really worked for me! apparently some updates need to be
    installed manually...thats all! :)

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    Go to start search type in MSCONFIG. click on tools then UAC.
    Go to start search type in MSCONFIG. click on tools then UAC. slide it down
    to "do not notify" then re-boot. try windows update again and it should work.
    I returned it to s normal settings and will see if I have to do this all the
    time. I hope not but at least this will help

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    To Ladylost: UAC is user account control can be found in control panelwhere
    To Ladylost: UAC is user account control can be found in control panel
    where you set administrator rights,,For info purposes I use Vista Home
    Premium, ,,I keep it updated all the time and run my bug killers "all"
    the time after being online and even when I am not online,,,all my
    updates are installed,,,,There is a program called BelArc that you can
    download, it will show you what is on your computor and what you "need",
    it opens like a web page but does not access the internet unless you
    update it,,,very good system info product


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    (11/21/09) - I have Vista (64bit version), and I was getting this errorfor
    (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 is 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 have 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.


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    (11/21/09) - I have Vista (64bit version), and I was getting this errorfor
    (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 is 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 have 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.



    jkremke;1126001 Wrote:


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    Jan


    :

    really fed up of this error now, due to issues with office 2007 - had
    really fed up of this error now, due to issues with office 2007 - had to
    reinstall, I am up to 13 updates to install inc. office SP1, trying the
    manual install route but if that does not work I am buying 7 and binning
    vista

    Jan;1611474 Wrote:


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    http://social.answers.microsoft.
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistawu/thread/6e716883-7af4-4a9f-8665-2f4dd57eee8d

    danny-boy wrote:

    I believe you may be correct in that this problem is being ignored.
    I believe you may be correct in that this problem is being ignored.
    There are loads (thousands) of reports of this on the web with no solid
    answer.
    I was able to do the Important Updates, manually one at a time. Very tedious
    and time consuming. The Optional Updates can not/have not be done since they
    do not have KB numbers and I did not have the time to search for every last
    one. This nonsense hit 2 of my machines (the newer ones) plus 2 machines of a
    friend.
    I got to do them all, and as I said - they have to be done one by one,
    manually.
    Thanks for all the help MSft - not!! And now we are supposed to buy Win7?
    Yeah right.


    :

    I have been trying for weeks too.
    I have been trying for weeks too. The lastest I get, when I manually try to
    update is: An expected version of the product was not found on the
    system...Last time I checked, I had MS Office 2007 installed so I do not know
    what to do now.

    Any ideas?

    :

    after 4 failed attempts it worked followed the instructions here.
    after 4 failed attempts it worked followed the instructions here. Don't
    know if they all were necessary but it worked.

    Opened word, excel, and outlook. turned off master account and
    firewall.

    All eleven updates installed and automatically went to service pack two
    update

    thanks for the info


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    Kindly DISABLE/ TURN OFF the User Account Control [UAC] in ControlPanel-->
    Kindly DISABLE/ TURN OFF the User Account Control [UAC] in Control
    Panel--> User Accounts.

    - issue resolved.


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    I just want to post this as for the past several months I have had over10
    I just want to post this as for the past several months I have had over
    10 updates that I had not been able to install. I have an hp laptop so I
    called HP. They were unable to help me. I researched on the internet. I
    disabled the UAC, the pc firewall and my anti-virus firewall and they
    still would not go. I tried manually installing each individual update
    as well as many of the other solutions that people have found. As I was
    reading all of the posts on this web site hoping that maybe I find a
    solution that would finally work for me I came across someone who had
    said to go back and make sure that the optional updates had been
    installed as well. I remembered that several months ago I chose not to
    install a Windows Live Essentials Optional Update. I went back and
    installed that and ever since everything has updated without a problem.
    So the long and the short of it is to those of you who are still having
    trouble and this is something that you have not tried yet, maybe give it
    a try. I hope this helps someone else who has been frustrated by this. I
    know I was.


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    1.Go to the Control Pannel and under search put UAC2.
    1.Go to the Control Pannel and under search put UAC
    2. Check it out and restart computer
    3.Go to updates and install updates
    4. It will work and go back to UAC and check it
    5. It will solve the problem

    :

    I was having this same problem and I came here and did not find any answers,so
    I was having this same problem and I came here and did not find any answers,
    so I started looking at all the stuff on the page where the error was.
    Before you install the update, click on the link on the page (cannot remember
    what the link says) and it will give you the option to add OPTIONAL updates.
    Once I did that, it installed the optional update first, then had no problem
    installing the others (I'd been trying for a month now to install the
    "important" update). Hopefully that will work for you! Good luck!

    :


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    Des Guest

    I know this is over 6 months now, but has anyone been able to find the
    solution for error 646? I'm still unable to install the updates using all the
    suggestions above.

    I have three updates that won't run.

    Does anyone think this could be a virus?

    Thanks
     
    Des, Mar 31, 2010
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    Nivek Guest

    I have been having too many problems with Vista, the updates do not only,
    Java wants to be updated everytime I log in, my web cam works only once and I
    ahve to log out completely and try agian. In short I am fed up with Vista.
    Tell me what I need to do to restore the computer to its original status and
    start all over again.
    Kevin
     
    Nivek, May 4, 2010
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    whihathac Guest

    Hi All,

    You need to validate your copy of Office before installing the updates. teh
    Office copy may be illegimate.
     
    whihathac, May 22, 2010
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  10. I always thought Office was a bastard!

    PS: Ur spiel chukkers broke.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], May 22, 2010
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    Roger 1999 Guest

    Juat turn the computer off by sliding the switch on the front of the unit and
    then load the updates without the internet on and it will work
     
    Roger 1999, Jun 15, 2010
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    HippyChickKH Guest

    I have Windows 7, Keep getting the same error code 646 for seven different
    updates. I dont have Microsoft Office, I have tried a few things I found here
    but nothing is working. Does anyone have a clue of what I could do, This is
    so frustrating.
     
    HippyChickKH, Jun 28, 2010
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