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Error 0x80070670 when updating office 2003

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Old 27-09-2005
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Can you check the following keys under the following registry location:

Check the CodePage for 936, 949, 950 - if the string value is
empty/missing, please populate it with:

c_936.nls (like the rest of the values in this section of the registry)
and the other values, respectively, c_949.nls, c_950.nls, etc. etc.

If this resolves the issue, can you please POST HERE and let everyone know

IŽd like to say thank you because your advice worked.
I had the same problem updating office 2003 and after changing the values
that you said in the registry I could finally update it without any problem.
Thank you very much
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Old 07-11-2005
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RE: Error 0x80070670 when updating office 2003

The reason this is happening is probably that Windows "Office Source Engine"
Service has been disabled. Suggest you right click on My Computer, open up
"Services" under "Services and Applications" and double click on the "Office
Source Engine".

1. Set the Startup type to be Automatic
2. Manually start the service.

Unless I'm very much mistaken, you will find that any current and future
office updates will install without any further complaint.
Reinitialising/Reinstalling Office as others have suggested will fix the
problem, but it's a bit of a sledgehammer solution to a minor configuration
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Old 12-11-2005
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I tried what you suggested and my registry already had the correct values
for 936 and 950. Adding the 949 value in did not make any difference. I
still get the same error code for Office 2003, Junk Email and Visio 2002
updates. I rebooted but still fails I then tried the suggestion made by
"MartinShort" on 11/7/2005 and that did not work either. I even tried
shutting down my firewall, SpySweeper and Antivirus, but still no help. Any
other ideas? This error code and update failure is a real pain in the rear
with no help offered yet by Microsoft. Thanks

Would you mind telling me as to how I could go to the registry location.
I'm experiencing problem with the updates as well.
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Old 27-05-2009
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Re: Error 0x80070670 when updating office 2003


Your solution worked for me. I noticed that the 949 didn't have a string
value so I added. After I made that change, all 13 updates completed
successfully. You have no idea how frustrating this was. I uninstalled,
reinstalled, repaired, etc the office 2003 install and no luck. I was getting
ready to reformat and reinstall windows.
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