error code 641

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by cj14, Nov 3, 2007.

  1. cj14

    cj14 Guest

    i keep trying to update with windows and it stops and tells me the they can
    not be updated and gives me a code of 641 can someone help me. I have windows
    vista.
    thank you
     
    cj14, Nov 3, 2007
    #1
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    PA Bear Guest

    Windows version?

    What updates cannot be installed?
     
    PA Bear, Nov 4, 2007
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    cj14 Guest

    i have vista, and trying to update windows, and I also keep getting a message
    that the windows installer can not be accessed. i went through the steps that
    i found on this site and it still did not work.
     
    cj14, Nov 4, 2007
    #3
  4. cj14

    PA Bear Guest

    Again, which updates are being offered that you aren't able to install?

    Is this a sudden, new problem or an ongoing one? In other words, have you
    ever been able to install updates on this Vista machine?

    Tip: Temporarily disable real-time protection by your anti-virus and/or
    anti-spyware applications (e.g., CounterSpy, Spysweeper, Spybot, AVG
    Anti-Spyware) and/or any third-party firewall (e.g., ZA) before attempting
    to install the update(s).

    ====================================

    Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527

    Support for Windows Update:
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport

    Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from
    Microsoft Product Support Services at 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no-charge for
    support calls that are associated with security updates. When you call,
    clearly state that your problem is related to a Security Update and cite the
    update's KB number (e.g., KB931678).

    In other countries, see
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=securityhome > "No-Charge
    Support...for virus and other security-related" issues in right-hand menu
    for localized contact information.

    For more information about how to contact Microsoft for support issues,
    visit the International Support Web site:
    https://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx
     
    PA Bear, Nov 4, 2007
    #4
  5. Sorry this is no help, but I'm getting the same, so if you get/have a
    answer, please let me know

    I HATE vista. I'm particularly annoyed right now at the way MS think
    it can take over my machine whenever it sees fit, no matter what I'
    doing and how important it is, and launch an update download that swamp
    the whole thing. That I don't need right now, if ever

    Yes, I know I can turn this auto update off, but the damn thing stil
    downloads - it just doesn't install. And then it persists in telling m
    that auto update is turned off, as an error. It's NOT an error, it's a
    INSTRUCTION! And now it doesn't even work

    Message for MS: this is MY computer, not yours. I will decide what goe
    on and when, not you. And if you're going to send me this stuff, the
    for God's sake make sure it works

    I want to decide when I download and install updates to your overblow
    O/S, not you. I'm busy
     
    David Hoggard, Mar 23, 2009
    #5
  6. Automatic Updates downloads shouldn't swamp the system, in fact they're normally
    invisible. Do you mean the computer starts running very slowly, or that your
    internet connection overloads?
    You can configure it to notify you and only start the download when you approve
    it, or you can turn it all the way off if you want.
    I believe you can turn this warning off as well, but as I'm not using Vista I'm
    not sure how to go about it. Someone else may be able to provide specific
    instructions.

    Harry.
     
    Harry Johnston [MVP], Mar 24, 2009
    #6
  7. cj14

    Morgfarm1 Guest

    Double Check to see that Windows Update service and Windows installer
    service are both Automatic and Started. I have an issue with Vista
    sometimes changing my Windows Backup settings somehow and i have to
    reset them in order to run my daily backup. Turns out in this case it
    shut off Windows Installer. To make sure its running go to: Control
    panel > System and Maintinance > Administrative Tools > Services.
    This Should Solve the issue.
     
    Morgfarm1, Aug 5, 2009
    #7
  8. cj14

    Mark Iloff Guest

    code 641 wil not install netfraimwork 3.5 sp 1.........mark



    cj1 wrote:

    error code 641
    03-Nov-07

    i keep trying to update with windows and it stops and tells me the they ca
    not be updated and gives me a code of 641 can someone help me. I have window
    vista
    thank you

    Previous Posts In This Thread:

    error code 641
    i keep trying to update with windows and it stops and tells me the they ca
    not be updated and gives me a code of 641 can someone help me. I have window
    vista
    thank you

    Windows version?What updates cannot be installed?
    Windows version

    What updates cannot be installed
    -
    ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear
    MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User
    AumHa VSOP & Admin http://aumha.ne
    DTS-L http://dts-l.org

    cj14 wrote:

    i have vista, and trying to update windows, and I also keep getting a message
    i have vista, and trying to update windows, and I also keep getting a message
    that the windows installer can not be accessed. i went through the steps that
    i found on this site and it still did not work.

    :

    Again, which updates are being offered that you aren't able to install?
    Again, which updates are being offered that you aren't able to install

    Is this a sudden, new problem or an ongoing one? In other words, have you
    ever been able to install updates on this Vista machine

    Tip: Temporarily disable real-time protection by your anti-virus and/or
    anti-spyware applications (e.g., CounterSpy, Spysweeper, Spybot, AVG
    Anti-Spyware) and/or any third-party firewall (e.g., ZA) before attempting
    to install the update(s)

    ===================================

    Start a free Windows Update support incident request
    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=652

    Support for Windows Update
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusuppor

    Customers in the U.S. and Canada can receive technical support from
    Microsoft Product Support Services at 1-866-PCSAFETY. There is no-charge for
    support calls that are associated with security updates. When you call,
    clearly state that your problem is related to a Security Update and cite the
    update's KB number (e.g., KB931678)

    In other countries, see
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?pr=securityhome > "No-Charge
    Support...for virus and other security-related" issues in right-hand menu
    for localized contact information

    For more information about how to contact Microsoft for support issues,
    visit the International Support Web site:
    https://support.microsoft.com/common/international.asp
    --
    ~PA Bea

    cj14 wrote:

    Sorry this is no help, but I'm getting the same, so if you get/have ananswer,
    Sorry this is no help, but I'm getting the same, so if you get/have a
    answer, please let me know

    I HATE vista. I'm particularly annoyed right now at the way MS think
    it can take over my machine whenever it sees fit, no matter what I'
    doing and how important it is, and launch an update download that swamp
    the whole thing. That I don't need right now, if ever

    Yes, I know I can turn this auto update off, but the damn thing stil
    downloads - it just doesn't install. And then it persists in telling m
    that auto update is turned off, as an error. It's NOT an error, it's a
    INSTRUCTION! And now it doesn't even work

    Message for MS: this is MY computer, not yours. I will decide what goe
    on and when, not you. And if you're going to send me this stuff, the
    for God's sake make sure it works

    I want to decide when I download and install updates to your overblow
    O/S, not you. I'm busy

    --
    David Hoggar
    Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com

    Re: error code 641
    David Hoggard wrote

    Automatic Updates downloads shouldn't swamp the system, in fact they're normally
    invisible. Do you mean the computer starts running very slowly, or that your
    internet connection overloads?


    You can configure it to notify you and only start the download when you approve
    it, or you can turn it all the way off if you want.


    I believe you can turn this warning off as well, but as I'm not using Vista I'm
    not sure how to go about it. Someone else may be able to provide specific
    instructions.

    Harry.

    Re: error code 641
    cj14;632133 Wrote:

    Double Check to see that Windows Update service and Windows installer
    service are both Automatic and Started. I have an issue with Vista
    sometimes changing my Windows Backup settings somehow and i have to
    reset them in order to run my daily backup. Turns out in this case it
    shut off Windows Installer. To make sure its running go to: Control
    panel > System and Maintinance > Administrative Tools > Services.
    This Should Solve the issue.


    --
    Morgfarm1
    Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com


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    Mark Iloff, Dec 29, 2009
    #8
  9. <snipped because of poor quoting/change of subject line>
    <The conversation was 2 years old anyway>
    <want to see it anyway?>
    http://groups.google.com/group/microsoft.public.windowsupdate/browse_frm/thread/e60aa3fef526d725/
    <there you go>



    Mark Iloff wrote
    Does not match your error exactly - but likely would fix you up.

    At this point - if the machine was mine - I would follow these directions:
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistawu/thread/ea20ba99-017e-4ae0-975b-1ef8b771dff8

    In other words... Use the .NET Cleanup Tool (Method 2), reboot and install
    the .NET Updates in this order:

    - .Net Framework 3.5
    (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=333325FD-AE52-4E35-B531-508D977D32A6)
    - .Net Framework 1.1
    (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=262D25E3-F589-4842-8157-034D1E7CF3A3&amp;)
    - .Net Framework 1.1 SP1
    (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=A8F5654F-088E-40B2-BBDB-A83353618B38&amp;)

    Should be good to go.

    Needs repeating in full?
    When installing updates using Windows update or Microsoft Update you may
    receive Error 0x643 or 0x80070643 (23 Oct-09)
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/976982

    =====================

    Step #1 => Before doing anything else, write down what .NET Framework
    versions are currently installed:

    How to determine which versions of the .NET Framework are installed and
    whether service packs have been applied
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/318785

    Step #2 => Now see Resolution Method 2 in this related KB article...

    When you try to install an update for the .NET Framework 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0,
    or 3.5, you may receive Windows Update error code "0x643" or Windows
    Installer error code "1603" (ignore the title, if need be)
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923100

    After running the .NET Framework Cleanup Tool, reinstall all .NET Framework
    versions (but only the ones you wrote down in #1 above) manually using the
    download links on the page then run Windows Update manually to install
    security updates for same.

    NB: If you remove .NET Framework 3.5 (SP1) using the tool, reinstalling .NET
    Framework 3.5 will also install .Net Framework 2.0 SP2 and 3.0 SP2; then
    Windows Update will offer .NET Framework 3.5 SP1.

    IMPORTANT! => If you remove .NET Framework 3.5 (SP1), reinstall your .NET
    Framework versions in the following order:

    1. .Net Framework 3.5, then...
    2. .Net Framework 1.1, then...
    3. .Net Framework 1.1 SP1

    NB: KB923100 references this page:
    http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/archive/2006/05/30/611355.aspx. Please read
    ALL of it as well as the related page
    http://blogs.msdn.com/astebner/pages/8904493.aspx before using the .NET
    Framework Cleanup Tool.
     
    Shenan Stanley, Dec 29, 2009
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    Rita Main Guest

    I keep getting error code 641 - the update will not install, I have Vista

     
    Rita Main, Jul 7, 2012
    #10
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    MowGreen Guest


    An update from 2007 or a more recent one ?
    If it's from 2007 ask Rod Serling, please -
    http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0785245/


    MowGreen
    ================
    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten
    ================
     
    MowGreen, Jul 8, 2012
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