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Thread: Windows Vista update error 652 failed , anyone help?

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    Steve Guest

    Windows Vista update error 652 failed , anyone help?

    Windows Vista update error 652 failed , anyone help?
    Last night Nov 11, 2008 tried updates, and an IMPORTANT update failed, I
    tried over and over and it kept failing, with code 652 error, can anyone
    help? Thanks!
    I tried disabling firewalls and virus protection it stil did failed over and
    I don't want to be without an important update.

    Here is the update
    Security Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 (KB954430)
    Download size: 5.4 MB

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    TaurArian Guest

    RE: Windows Vista update error 652 failed , anyone help?

    Hi there, please read the known issues here:

    If appropriate either manually install the update or seek assistance from MS
    regarding the update.

    "To work around this problem, manually install the security update from the
    Microsoft Download Center, and then click Ignore when the error message is
    displayed. To confirm that the installation was successful, verify that the
    version of the Msxml4.dll file in the %SystemRoot%\System32 folder is

    "How to obtain help and support for this security update
    For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
    the United States and Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
    subsidiary. For more information about how to contact your local Microsoft
    subsidiary for support issues with security updates, visit the Microsoft
    International Support Web site:
    North American customers can also obtain instant access to unlimited
    no-charge e-mail support or to unlimited individual chat support by visiting
    the following Microsoft Web site:
    For enterprise customers, support for security updates is available through
    your usual support contacts. "

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    Steve Guest

    Re: Windows Vista update error 652 failed , anyone help?

    So how do I get to go to %WINDOWS%|SoftwareDistribution\Download
    where do I type it in?
    I thank you for your help, I am sorry I have to be told things step by step.
    Yes, I know I am rather new at this.

  4. #4
    Engel Guest
    go to %WINDOWS%|SoftwareDistribution\Download and delete everything.
    then re-run windows update and re-download the patch.

    Go to COMPUTER
    Double click C:
    Open the folder WINDOWS
    Search for the folder SOFTWARDISTRIBUTION and open it.
    Look for the folder DOWNLOAD and open.
    Delete ALL the content. (Keep the folder DOWNLOAD)

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    Robert Aldwinckle Guest
    Nobody even bothered to check whether the code was decimal or hex...

    <cmd_output OS="XPsp3">
    E:\>net helpmsg 652
    652 is not a valid Windows network message number.

    E:\>set /a c = 0x652

    E:\>net helpmsg %c%

    Another installation is already in progress. Complete that installation before proceeding with this install.


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    Join Date
    Nov 2009

    Re: Windows Vista update error 652 failed , anyone help?

    I was having same problem error 652, I followed instruction from engel and now my updates dont work, my internet connection has an X thru it, spy bot says in not running as administrator,Disc clean freezes and other weired stuff.

    Why? please help

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jun 2010

    Re: Windows Vista update error 652 failed , anyone help?

    the reason you get that 652 error message is you got version 3 already you need to remove it 1st then install the new version 4 it will work

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    Join Date
    Jul 2010

    Re: Windows Vista update error 652 failed , anyone help?

    I had the same error code and all i did was erase some things off of my c drive .. then it worked :o)

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