Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 Security Update KB953297 Fails to install

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Shawn E. Hale, Oct 14, 2009.

  1. Windows XP Home
    Service Pack 3

    All other updates released this date installed fine with the exception of
    KB953297. Another home computer installed this update with no problem. The
    only difference I can find is that the computer where the install failed had
    ..NET Framework 1.1 Hotfix KB928366 installed. The article
    ( states that this recent update
    "supersedes" the hotfix. I tried to uninstall the hotfix but that lead to
    another problem where it could not find the "netfx.msi" file to continue.
    So I stopped that hoping to find another answer here. Any thoughts on what
    I should do?
    Shawn E. Hale, Oct 14, 2009
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    Randy Bell Guest

    Hi Shawn,

    I believe if you go to MS Downloads and download the manual installer for
    KB953297, you can open it and extract the "netfx.msi" file -- the installer
    is a self-extracting zipfile, so you need WinRAR or WinZip or similar
    utility to open it and extract the "netfx.msi" file .. HTH and good luck ..
    Randy Bell, Oct 14, 2009
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  3. PA Bear [MS MVP], Oct 14, 2009
  4. Thanks for the replies. After attempting several of the fixes mentioned in, all unsuccessful, I re-installed
    version 1.1 and then the new update installed fine.
    Shawn E. Hale, Oct 14, 2009
  5. I had the same problem, all 100pc's on the network were failing (due, I
    think, to previously installed Visual Studio .Net apps, which updated dot
    net). It appears that the installer is referencing a registry key to find
    the location of the netfx.msi file. When it fails to find the file it
    errors out.

    I grabbed the dotnetfx.exe file from,
    opened it with WinRAR (or use any comprssion program) and extracted the
    netfx.msi to our network. I then entered the network location into the
    registry key
    "1"=hex(2):<long hex string you will need to change to your netfx.msi

    Then I re-ran the updates and it installed fine.

    Hope this helps someone,
    Boxington Headmaker, Oct 14, 2009
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    sherlockomes Guest

    Hi Shawn: Had same problem.... Solution--Uninstall .Net Framework 1.1 from
    add/remove programs.This automatically removes an earlier hotfix which i
    think is causing the problem.Restart computer and go to windows update as
    normal and check for updates.If all is well you will reinstall .Net Framework
    1.1 and the problem update KB953297 successfully. This worked on both my
    laptops but for some reason i had to try 2 times before the update KB953297
    successfully installed on one of mylaptops. Good luck.. Scott.
    sherlockomes, Oct 15, 2009
  7. Shawn E. Hale

    Randy Guest

    Vista 32

    I am having the same problem. Found a post for an earlier solution for
    Windows XP and Windows 2000. Just type in KB953297 64c and it should come up.
    Randy, Oct 15, 2009
  8. Shawn E. Hale

    sherlockomes Guest

    Hi Shawn: Had same problem...What i did was to uninstall the .Net Framework
    1.1 programme from add/remove programmes.This also appears to remove an
    earlier hotfix which may be causing the problem. Restart as normal then go to
    update site and check for new updates..which will include the .Net Framework
    1.1 and KB953297 which should install with no probs. I did this on both my
    laptops and worked except i had to try twice with the KB953297 update on one
    of them but it did solve the problem.. Hope it works for you ... Scott.
    sherlockomes, Oct 15, 2009
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    nyislander Guest

    I have the same problem as Shawn with update 953297.

    Windows XP Home
    Service Pack 3
    nyislander, Oct 15, 2009
  10. Shawn E. Hale

    Thiggy Guest

    My experience was to use the Framework Cleanup Tool to remove all versions of
    Framework. Then using MS Update custom, added versions from lowest to most
    recent one restart at a time. All Framework versions and updates installed

    Just to mention, uninstalling all Framework versions caused a problem with
    Roxio 2009 install, so had to uninstall Roxio and reinstall after the
    Framework installs.

    Yeh... seems if there's an update failure, it's alway seems to be .Net
    Thiggy, Oct 15, 2009
  11. Shawn E. Hale


    Oct 16, 2009
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    I did as suggested by sherlockomes and it fix the problem

    I was having the same problem, I couldn't get the SP1 (KB953297) to install properly.

    I did as suggested by sherlockomes and that fix the problem, although I didn't reboot at all after uninstalling .NET Framework 1.1, reinstalling the .NET Framework 1.1, installing the HotFix or the Update SP1 (KB953297). The reason I didn't want to reboot is because my laptop takes forever to restart, so I thought, if it doesn't work without rebooting, then I try rebooting :)
    Last edited: Oct 16, 2009
    giuliano, Oct 16, 2009
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    BigDocD Guest

    Hi Shawn, I've had the same problem with KB953297. I used the Cleanup
    facility mentioned by Thiggy in his message but only for 1.1. Then, when I
    tried to load SP1 for 1.1 directly from its own page I got the message
    "C:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\V2.0.50727\mscorwks.dll could not be
    This obvious Microsoft programming bug referring to V2 instead of V1.1
    folder is probably the problem occurring for everyone, or if they don't also
    have V2 on their machine it's just crashing.
    Microsoft, in their great wisdom, don't seem to have an email address to
    report these obvious bugs found (I'm a programmer/designer retired after
    almost 40 years in the field - pre Microsoft I might add).

    So, if the Microsoft person responsible for reviewing these messages can
    pass this on and get the problem fixed, please do it.

    And Microsoft, I've also had problems with KB970892 as well, but I don't
    have that debugged for you yet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Al Doherty
    BigDocD, Oct 16, 2009
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    Or see the "How to obtain help" section of and/or
    ~PA Bear

    BigDocD wrote:
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Oct 16, 2009
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    nyislander Guest

    sherlockomes your solution worked well for me. Thank you!
    nyislander, Oct 16, 2009
    robert aussie, Oct 17, 2009
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    OzzieMike Guest

    OzzieMike, Oct 17, 2009
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    OzzieMike Guest

    Thanks Mate - worked a treat - uncomplicated and efficient
    OzzieMike, Oct 17, 2009
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    Don Guest

    sherlockomes, your solution worked flawlessly for me, as well. Thank you!
    Don, Oct 17, 2009
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    blader1956 Guest

    Is it necessary to have the .Net Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 Security Update
    if you have .Net Framework 2.0 Service Pack 2
    blader1956, Oct 17, 2009
  20. PA Bear [MS MVP], Oct 17, 2009
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