Error code 0x663 - Visual Studio 2005 Service Pack 1

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by cvstebut, Feb 25, 2007.

  1. cvstebut

    cvstebut Guest

    when trying to update Visual Studio 2005 Express Edition C# using Microsoft
    Update, I'm keep getting the error code 0x663.
    Rebootet the machine, tried again: Same result.

    Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find something searching the internet.
    Does anybody have any pointers on how to proceed finding the cause?
    Any help would be highly appreciated.

    cvstebut, Feb 25, 2007
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    Lemmi Guest

    I got the same Problem with Visual Studio 2005 Professional Editon. W2K with
    SP4. Any suggestions?

    Kind regards

    Lemmi, Feb 27, 2007
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  3. Try searching your log files for the decimal equivalent, 1635

    E.g. here is what net helpmsg 1635 (in a cmd window) shows:

    This patch package could not be opened. Verify that the patch package exists
    and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is
    a valid Windows Installer patch package.

    If that doesn't yield a clear enough clue the other thing that I would try
    is doing a manual install and enabling any additional diagnostics that way
    --typically by adding a /verbose switch to the command line.

    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle
    Robert Aldwinckle, Feb 27, 2007
  4. I used the cleanup tool, re-installed .NET, then verified my
    installation using the guide and tools from Aaron Stebner's WebLog:

    The update worked after my re-installation. Hope this helps,

    [ d i t h e r f i x ], Apr 17, 2007
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