Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System KB967642 Error Number 8007066F

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by EagleOne, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. EagleOne

    EagleOne Guest

    Vista Business Pro upto date

    Office 2007 current except for KB67642

    This fix was available from MS 4/28/2009

    Obtain error:
    Update for 2007 Microsoft Office System KB967642 Error 8007066F

    Any thoughts greatly appreciated

    EagleOne, Apr 29, 2009
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  2. PA Bear [MS-MVP], Apr 30, 2009
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  3. EagleOne

    EagleOne Guest


    Thanks for your time and knowledge.

    I got the following:
    "UPDATE for 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB67642)"

    The detection, failed, this can be due to a corrupted installation

    Any thoughts? Eveything has been fine for all updates since 1/2007
    until this update.

    EagleOne, Apr 30, 2009
  4. I have nothing further to add other than pointing you to
    microsoft.public.officeupdate newsgroup and...

    How to troubleshoot failures updating your Office installation...
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Apr 30, 2009
  5. This didn't help me at all.
    The problem persists.

    Thanks / Tomas
    WhiplashInfo.se, May 1, 2009
  6. Feel free to begin a new thread about /your/ problem to avoid confusion.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], May 1, 2009
  7. EagleOne

    DanL Guest

    The following solution worked on several of our computers that ran into this
    exact same problem. I'll give you a detailed step-by-step procedure since I
    have no idea what your level of computer knowledge is.

    I ran into the same problem on two of our computers trying to install the
    Office 2007 Service Pack 2 issued April 28, 2009.

    First you should actually download the service pack file and save it to your
    hard drive. You can download it from:

    You're going to have to do some simple editing in your registry to overcome
    this problem.

    Before going into the registry you would be very prudent to establish a new
    System Restore point from the Control Panel (Performance and Maintenance) as
    a safety valve.

    Using the "Run" command from the Windows Start button, type in "regedit"
    (without the quote marks -- I'm using this convention throughout).

    Then in the Registry Editor click on File | Export... and export your
    Registry to your desktop just as another safety valve.

    Now in the left hand window of the Registry Editor go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT

    Click on the plus sign to the right of HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT to expand the
    listings underneath. Meander past all those keys that start with a period way
    down to the "Installer" key and expand it too. Underneath it you'll find
    "Products". Expand it.

    You're going to find a slew of keys with long names like
    00002105501100000000000000F01FEC. The first 16 or so are for various
    components of Microsoft Office 2007 (if your computer is like our computers,
    these will all start with 0000210. You can see what product each is for by
    clicking on the lengthy name in the left hand window and looking at the
    ProductName in the right hand window. The data column tells you which product
    this is for. If it's anything to do with Office 2007, expand the key on the
    left window and select the key "Patches". Hit Function Key 2 or right click
    and select "Rename". Simply change the name to "Patches_old". Do this for all
    of the Office 2007 keys (like I wrote, there are about 16 of them, depending
    on your installation). The entries to change include those for Microsoft
    Office Shared Setup Metadata MUI (English) 2007; Microsoft Software Update
    for Web Folders (English) 2007; Microsoft Office Excel MUI (English) 2007;
    etc. -- everything involved in Office 2007.

    When done renaming keys you can install Office Service Pack 2 opening your
    file manager (most likely the dreadful Windows Explorer) and double clicking
    on the name of the file you downloaded. Before installing, be sure to
    disconnect from the Internet and turn off your Internet Security/Anti-virus
    application and other running applications -- these can, and will, interfere
    with installation of the Service Pack.

    After the install works (be patient, it takes some time), be sure to reboot.
    Go back into the Registry Editor. A new "Patches" key was automatically
    created for each registry entry you changed that was invovled in the upgrade
    to Service Pack 2. A few of the keys you changed will not generate new
    "patches" keys -- for these you should rename them back to "patches". I
    strongly suspect that you can then delete the "patches_old" keys, but I am
    not certain.

    Good luck. I think this should work for you too.
    DanL, May 2, 2009
  8. EagleOne

    mark Guest

    Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB967642)
    ! NOTE
    Google cacche for KB967642 goes to
    !! Update for the 2007 Microsoft Office System (KB967642
    Followed Google link for Update for KB967642 goes to
    !! Posodobitev za sistem Microsoft Office 2007 (KB967642
    !! Sometime after 17 Jul 2009 19:48:46 GMT the page was changed and now
    Vista 64 is reporting an error
    "Windows installer stopped working and was closed A problem caused the
    application to stop working correctly. Windows will notify you if a solution
    is available." [Close] button
    mark, Jul 30, 2009
  9. To avoid confusion, please begin a new thread about your specific problem
    instead of hijacking someone else's thread...again. State your IE version
    and full Windows version (e.g., WinXP SP3; Vista SP2) in your first post.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jul 30, 2009
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