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MS Update and "Works8.msi"

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Old 13-08-2008
Sterling
 
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MS Update and "Works8.msi"

Hi,

I just did an update to my Windows XP SP3 (Media Center Edition) machine.
All updates (17) installed w/out a glitch except for one: a Works 8 update --
(KB955428).

"The feature are are trying to use is on a network resource that is
unavailable" ... "Enter an alternate path to a folder containing the
installation package Works8.msi".

I have the Works 8 DVD but when I insert it, as I have done before for Works
8 updates, nothing happens. I've already tried 3 times to install the update
but it keeps failing.

Sterling

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Old 13-08-2008
MowGreen [MVP]
 
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Re: MS Update and "Works8.msi"

Browse the DVD [ or is it a CD? ] to see if Works8.msi is on it.
If you find it, copy it to the MSOCache folder on the root drive.
That's the drive where Windows is installed to, usually, C:\
Then try to install the update again and use Browse to point the
installer to Works8.msi in the MSOCache folder.

Or, using Internet Explorer, see if the update will install here:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/do...incatalog.aspx
( If you're in a different location than the US, click the (change) link
at the top right of the page and set it to your locality )
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Old 13-08-2008
Sterling
 
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I'm afraid I wasn't able to find either the Works8.msi or MSOCache folder. I tried searching both items and Windows didn't find either. I went to the
Office Update site you linked me to and it says that there weren't able
updates available.

But I think I have good news! I was able to find the update on microsoft.com
(link below).

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...DisplayLang=en

I downloaded the file -- KB955428_en-US.cab --, ran it, rebooted and once I
was back on the desktop, I got a balloon informing me that there was an
update ready. I installed it, went to MS Update and the update that was
giving an issue now appears as a successful update.

Yeah. I have Automatic Updates enabled but not once that I can remember has
it pushed out any updates except for unexpected updates, such as the one for
Windows Live Photo Gallery. Almost all updates that have been installed on my
machine have been done so by going to MS Update.

I think I'm going to look into downloading the updates via MS Download Center.
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Old 13-08-2008
MowGreen [MVP]
 
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Re: MS Update and "Works8.msi"

You're mowst welcome, Sterling. Glad to hear that you located the update
in the MS Download Center and that it installed properly.
BTW, that's where I grab the updates when they come out on Patch
Tuesday, too. It's faster than waiting for them to come down
automagically when one is stuck in a queue of who knows how many other
systems.
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Old 13-08-2008
Anton Lebedev
 
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Re: MS Update and "Works8.msi"

Thank you very much, Sterling. The procdure which you have described
(download installer via provided link, then runn it and then run update)
helped also in my case. The only difference was that I have used the
different language version =)

Have a nice day!


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Old 13-08-2008
tete
 
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Re: MS Update and "Works8.msi"

hi sterling,thank you very much when you shared link...i entered and
installed that and i didn't receive "Error Message".....i hope that we can
share a lot of link for computer or updates.....thanks again...take care....
tete
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Old 13-08-2008
Upstate SC_L
 
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Re: MS Update and "Works8.msi"

Sterling, thank you so much for posting your solution!! Worked for me
also:-) Been going round and round with this update all morning.

I'm afraid I wasn't able to find either the Works8.msi or MSOCache folder. I
tried searching both items and Windows didn't find either. I went to the
Office Update site you linked me to and it says that there weren't able
updates available.
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Old 14-08-2008
Sterling
 
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Hi Anton, jabo, tete and JB,

Glad my suggestion was able to fix the issue you were having with the Works
8 update.

The reason why I suggested to download the file to your desktop is because
you'll more easily know/remember where you download the file to.

Once you've downloaded the .cab file from microsoft.com, double-click the
icon on your desktop, a windows will open with a file in it, double-click
that icon and select Extract (to Desktop). Once the extraction has finished,
close the window and double-click the new icon on your desktop -- this icon
(file) is the one you extracted from the .cab download. When you double-click
the icon, the update will install.
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Old 15-08-2008
Graceful/Graceless
 
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Upstate, I went to that link that you and Sterling used successfully. When I downloaded that file and right-clicked it, the file never "ran". I.e., when
I click on OPen, it offers me only "Extract" How do you "run it" before
returning to Windows Update? Whenever I return to Update, it reports that
the KB955428 hs been downloaded and ;prompts me to install. When I do, it
still aborts withthat bit about "insert CD"...etc. ?
What am I doing wrong when I go to your offered link, downloAD the KB file
to my desktop, but am unable to "run it" as I do every other download
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Old 15-08-2008
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Re: MS Update and "Works8.msi"

Just right-click and select "Extract" or double-click it, then apply the
subsequent unzipped file byt either double-clicking it or right-clicking and
selecting Apply.

That's the 3rd place in this thread I've posted this. Hopefully you'll see
one of them.
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Old 18-08-2008
Air Tong-ngam-tae
 
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Thank you every one for information,but I Have a problem. That is I can'T download File KB955428_en-US.cab because when I click download link Below appear

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...5428_en-US.cab

but I Find Address not Found. or Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage.

I don't know how it be. Maybe I'm in Thailand so it can't download.

someone please help me (Send that file to me)
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Old 20-08-2008
Rural Guy
 
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I don't have Works8.msi. I have Works 7. I done the steps and the programs
knows I don't have works 8. So I am puzzled as to why the update keeps
coming at me? I get the following comment when I click apply.

" The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service
because the program to be upgrade may be missing, or the upgrade patch may
update a different version of the prgram. Verify that the program to be
upgrade exists on your computer and that you have the correct upgrade patch"

I have the disk for 7 but not Works 8, therefore why is the automatic update
trying to update Works8.msi? Having problems with updating XP service pack
3 also, perhaps this has something to do with it? What do you think?
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Old 30-08-2008
InNeedofHELP
 
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Re: MS Update and "Works8.msi"

SOLVED. Issues around upgrading Works 9 to Office Suites (including
Professional, Small Biz) still exist. Solved by spending $45 to purchase a
Works 9 package at local computer store. Downloaded patch from MS
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/943290/en-us . Installed new Office Suite
effortlessly.

I had been running into 2 key problems with the MS "fix" download:
1) Insisted on having a physical disk for a .msi file. Didn't have because
Works was OEM and could not locate the file on recovery disks.
2) During upgrade, kept getting MS error message that Works 9 is an
ineligible program for the upgrade even though it clearly states that Works 9
is eligible on the Suite box!
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Old 06-01-2010
Howard31
 
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Re: MS Update and "Works8.msi"

Hi Sterling!

I know its now a year after you started this thread, but I want to thank
you! As it helped me too. In my case it was a problem with an update for
Works 8 (KB973636) which the automated updates couldn't install.
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