Skip to comments.Anyone Having Problems With Latest Microsoft Updates?
Posted on 10/12/2012 11:28:24 AM PDT by Lmo56
I had one update from the latest Microsoft download fail. It is KB2687483 [Security Update for Microsoft 2003].
Error Code is 0x80246007.
Have searched the Internet and can find no resolution [and I have already tried a few suggestions].
Has anyone else experienced this problem and found a solution?
If you respond to this thread, please keep it confined to the specific problem [and resolution] above.
Appreciate any help ...
Typically a restore point is created when updates are applied.
Try rolling back to the previous point.
It is not that there is a problem - just that the latest security update for Office 2003 will not install.
Rolling back to another Restore Point will not work - it will only get rid of the other 6 seurity updates that did install.
Check your services and see what it says about Background Information Transfer System (which is associated with qmgr.dll). I had this error, discovered the somehow the file had been deleted, such that Background Information Transfer System was no longer running as a service, such that I could no longer get updates to Windows from Microsoft. I never did figure out a fix for this.
I had to turn off the updates. One totally screwed up my IE, made it unusable, and I have to have it for a particular website I use daily in work. Had to go back several days and do a system restore. Like the previous poster, turn off updates, then use the restore to a previous day. You’ll probably have to go back several days. Good luck.
Go to http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/search.aspx?q=kb2687483 and perform the download manually.
Then just roll back and unselect the bad update and keep the 5 good ones. There is nothing else you can do about an ustable update except don’t install it.
Try going to C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\Download
Delete all contents of that folder & run windows
If that doesn’t work try Linux Mint :)
Yes for the last 20 years......Go MAC life is to short
Isn’t it astounding they push an update out and you get an error code, yet no information is available on why or what to do? Then you go to forums where people discuss stuff they tried, and often didn’t work. For example there were constant spooling errors with HP printers but no definitive resolution of the problems.
I already downloaded the stand-alone update previously and tried to install - same failure, same error.
However, as per another poster’s suggestion, I checked the BITS service and it had not been started. I started it and am attempting to run update now.
Already deleted files in Software Distribution - did not correct problem.
Also tried to correct by using LISTool.exe [Microsoft’s suggestion] - no dice ...
Dunno....after 30 years of IBM PC category computers, I just switched to a Macbook Pro with Retina display and all the solid state memory it can hold and all the bells and whistles (expensive).. for the Word crap, I got the $200 Office pak....
It automatically inserted itself in my environment with no problems....router, printer (airprint), remote desktop, etc....I’m impressed....
Couple days ago I got an automatic MSFT download on my almost new computer.
Next time I used my computer, total screen freeze after I went to IE-9.
Had to shut down manually by holding the on/off button down.
Then, when I got back in, all my password required sites and programs - like Free Republic - had erased my screen name and password.
Had to manually re-enter all access info on each site.
Computer is working fine now.
I vaguely recall that an IE-9 security alert was issued a few weeks ago, and that MSFT was working on a patch.
My MAC starts every time and works no questions asked.
I always thought people who used APPLE computers were pretentious dolts till I switched.
Probably not directly helpful, but ...
I’d look into upgrading to a new version of Office - 2003 is, or will be out of support, so things like application security for elements exposed to the web would be suspect through time, and vulnerable to exploits.
OR - I’d look at Libre Office (formerly Open Office). It is a very good MS Office replacement, offering word processing, spreadsheets, database, presentations, etc. It is open source and community supported - in other words, FREE. I’ve used it, and it’s good. And it can be used to both read and write in MS Office compatible formats. If you’re looking only for single-user functionality (not a business office environment), I think you’d find it very good.
I suppose you could try removing and reinstalling service pack 3 for office 2003. Then reapplying updates.
If BITS was on your service list, you have a different, less serious, problem than I had.
Did turning Bits on work? If not, google your error code and run the microsoft fixits that come up.
When you try to install updates...you may receive a "0x80246007" error code (from the MS website).
I had one fail a few days ago when it came through as a stand-alone update. It installed a few days later when it was installed with a group of other updates. Maybe one of the other updates cleared the problem. You may just need to wait a few days.