I am running XP Home Edition Version 2002 with Service Pack 3.
I am experiencing repeated Microsoft update failures with the update for
Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistibutable Package (KB973923)
and the update for Microsoft Silverlight (KB970363). The error code on the
first is 0x02 and on the second 0x663.
In relation to the first failing update and taking a hint from some of the
other discusions on similar problems I looked in Control Panel/Add Remove
programs to see what was installed and found Microsoft Visual C++ 2005
Redistributable (5.12 MB) and Visual C++ 9.0/Visual C++ 2008 x86 Runtime
v184.108.40.206729.01 but no reference to Visual Studio as such. Using Explorer I
found 3 files presumably related to Visual Studio namely:
C:\Programs\Microsoft Visual Studio\Common\IDE\IDE98\ASP.TLB,
D:\Programs\Micrsoft Office\Office10\VSRuntime\VisualStudioTeamCore.dll and
D:\Programs.......\VSRuntime\1033\VisualStudioTeamCoreUI.dll. Itried to
uninstall Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable which failed getting a
message "This installation package could not be opened." I also downloaded
and tried to run the Windows Installer cleanup utility (msicuu.exe) (found at
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290301), but it failed with the same message.
I have not yet tried anything (other than a repeated attempt to instal the
update) in relation to the failing Silverlight update.
Could someone point me to the way to sort these failing updates out?