Fix Problems Installing Microsoft Updates KB979906 and KB979909

Tech Supporton July 12th, 20106 Comments

Are you having problems installing Microsoft updates KB979906 and KB979909?  If you’re getting this error message:

Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070643: Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 SP1 Security Update for Windows 2000 and Windows XP (KB979906).
Luckily, the fix is easy. The problem turns out to be an issue with VBScript, not the patch itself.  If you go to the CMD prompt and run:
regsvr32 scrrun.dll
This will re-register the DLL and now, when you go back to install the patch, it will work perfectly.
Hope that helps…

6 Responses to “Fix Problems Installing Microsoft Updates KB979906 and KB979909”

  1. bob says:

    This fix does nothing.

    • DaVe says:

      This worked for me on every computer I tried. It re-registers that DLL and allows these updates to be applied successfully.

  2. Pete says:

    Sadly, didn't work for me either? Bewildered Pete!

  3. Smithy says:

    I've tried it and it didn't work on either of my machines

  4. Ed Korzeniowski says:

    This fix did not work for me.

  5. DMM says:

    flat out doesn't have anything to do with re-registering dll's. microsoft has been very poor in dealing with this issue. I have it on 4 computers and the only temp fix is to hide the update.

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