Error Code 0x80070643 with 7 Automatic Windows Updates

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Philippians 4:4-8, Feb 21, 2007.

  1. I have received the following 7 Automatic Windows Updates (even tried them
    as manual updates) several times in the past 2 days (2-19 and 2-20-2007):

    Office 2003 Update for Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB924885)
    Office 2003 Security Update for Office 2003 (KB929064)
    Office 2003 Update for PowerPoint 2003 (KB929060)
    Office 2003 Update for Office 2003 (KB925251)
    Office 2003 Security Update for Word 2003 (KB929057)
    Office 2003 Update for Excel 2003 (KB929058)
    Office 2003 Security Update for Office 2003 (KB920813).

    They download without a hitch, but never install correctly...all 7 updates
    result in a "Failed" status with Error Code 0x80070643.

    My entire system has been very slow and unstable since the repeated
    downloads, even though they have not been installed. Anyone with a solution
    on how to install these updates - I would GREATLY appreciate it!
    Philippians 4:4-8, Feb 21, 2007
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  2. I apologize for not providing the following information with my question
    above: I am using Windows XP for Home with SP2 on a Compaq Presario Desktop
    PC, 1 GB RAM, DSL connection, and use Oficce 2003 as my staple applications.
    Thank you.
    Philippians 4:4-8, Feb 21, 2007
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    MRQuay Guest

    Do you use a registry cleaner? If so, you may want to undo changes made in
    past couple of months OR see the following article on how to fix your
    MRQuay, Feb 23, 2007
  4. I recently began using a different registry cleaner, feeling the new
    application was more throrough. Sounds like it may be too thorough! I will
    read the article you recommended. Thx for the help!
    Philippians 4:4-8, Feb 25, 2007
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    Charles Guest

    I'm having the exact same problem! I'm running XP Pro. I've tried everything
    except reinstalling Office 2003 and I'm not about to do that.

    I do wish someone had an answer. I've wasted numerous hours trying to track
    the problem down.
    Charles, Mar 2, 2007
  6. I couldn't agree with you more! I did finally email MS Support and they
    responded back within a day with 2 pages of detailed instructions full of
    "trial and error" processes to follow. The typical, "try step A, if that
    won't allow the installs, try step B unless you got message 'xyz' in step A,
    then try step D", where each step looks like a 30-60 minute commitment. The
    support tech said "this problem will likely take considerable time to
    resolve" and indicated the problems likely had to do with my PC, or even my
    copy of Office 2003 being bad!

    But in addition to you and I, I have seen several posts with the identical I feel the problem is likely a glitch on the MS side; I hope
    they quickly release a new set of updates or a patch to make the installs
    work, etc.

    You may want to email MS Support. I can cut and paste the 2 pages of
    instructions they gave me, but you may get more decisive results. If so,
    please forward them if you don't mind. If I find my instructions work, I'll
    pass them along to you. Good luck!
    Philippians 4:4-8, Mar 3, 2007
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    Charles Guest

    I got their tech support trial and error of things to try. I did them all
    except reinstall Office and as I said before, since nothing else did anything
    but waste a lot of time, I'm not going to try uninstalling and reinstalling
    and waste another day.
    Charles, Mar 3, 2007
  8. 10-4. Time is too valuable these days, and we shouldn't have to go on a
    "scavenger hunt" to fix a problem that should have been caught before the
    updates were sent out. Good luck!
    Philippians 4:4-8, Mar 4, 2007
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    msboc Guest

    I'm having the same problem except that none of the updates are being
    installed. I've turned off my virus programs which I've never had to do. How
    have people resolved this? I don't want to fool around with my registry.

    msboc, Mar 6, 2008
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