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  #1  
Old 13-01-2006
jdocop
 
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error code: 0x66A

the auto update keeps telling me to download and install a couple of
updates: for Outlook 2003, this one: KB892843, and this one: Microsoft
..NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1.
they simply will not install (one of these has been trying since November of
last year), but the updater keeps trying. What am I supposed to do?

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Old 19-01-2006
Eric Brodish [MSFT]
 
Posts: n/a
Re: error code: 0x66A

Hi,

I suggest we follow the steps below to uninstall Microsoft .NET Framework
and then
install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1 Service
Pack 1
to resolve this issue.


First, let's use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove Microsoft
..NET
Framework.

1. Please download msicuu2.exe from the following link.

<<<http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...8-983A48D5E1BD
/msicuu2.exe>>>

2. Open it, we should be able to see the msicuu2.exe file. Double click
msicuu2.exe
to install the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility.

3. After installing it, please go to the Start menu => All Programs and find
the
Windows Installer Clean Up item.

4. Remove any items that are related to Microsoft .NET Framework (including
Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 and 1.1) in the Windows Installer Clean Up
window.

After that, please download Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 from the
following
link and reinstall it.

<<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...89-4842-8157-0
34d1e7cf3a3&DisplayLang=en>>

Then, please download the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 from
the
following link:

<<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...8e-40b2-bbdb-a
83353618b38&displaylang=en>>


If they cannot be installed, please try the following suggestions.

Delete or rename the Microsoft .NET Framework installer.
-----------------------------
1. Click Start => Run. Input "installer" (without the quotation marks) and
click
OK.
2. Then the installer Windows Explorer window will be opened.
3. Click View => Details.
4. Then click View => Choose Details. Check the Comments check box in the
Choose
Details dialog box and click OK.
5. Then please check the Comments column to find the Microsoft .NET
Framework
related items in the installer folder and delete or rename them.

6. Please restart the computer and try to reinstall Microsoft .NET Framework
1.1.

Thank you

Eric
"jdocop" <jdocop@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2A4A9686-8397-4534-925A-6D6D0AA7393A@microsoft.com...
> the auto update keeps telling me to download and install a couple of
> updates: for Outlook 2003, this one: KB892843, and this one: Microsoft
> .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1.
> they simply will not install (one of these has been trying since November
> of
> last year), but the updater keeps trying. What am I supposed to do?



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  #3  
Old 19-01-2006
jdocop
 
Posts: n/a
Re: error code: 0x66A

Thanks, again, Eric. (I believe you had a helpful response to another
request that I recently made, having to do with moving my OS to a new hard
drive). I will try this suggestion of yours, but most likely not until the
weekend, when I have more time (of course, if I get the new hard drive
working, I may not have this problem any longer, and this discussion will
become moot).


"Eric Brodish [MSFT]" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I suggest we follow the steps below to uninstall Microsoft .NET Framework
> and then
> install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1 Service
> Pack 1
> to resolve this issue.
>
>
> First, let's use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove Microsoft
> ..NET
> Framework.
>
> 1. Please download msicuu2.exe from the following link.
>
> <<<http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...8-983A48D5E1BD
> /msicuu2.exe>>>
>
> 2. Open it, we should be able to see the msicuu2.exe file. Double click
> msicuu2.exe
> to install the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility.
>
> 3. After installing it, please go to the Start menu => All Programs and find
> the
> Windows Installer Clean Up item.
>
> 4. Remove any items that are related to Microsoft .NET Framework (including
> Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 and 1.1) in the Windows Installer Clean Up
> window.
>
> After that, please download Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 from the
> following
> link and reinstall it.
>
> <<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...89-4842-8157-0
> 34d1e7cf3a3&DisplayLang=en>>
>
> Then, please download the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 from
> the
> following link:
>
> <<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...8e-40b2-bbdb-a
> 83353618b38&displaylang=en>>
>
>
> If they cannot be installed, please try the following suggestions.
>
> Delete or rename the Microsoft .NET Framework installer.
> -----------------------------
> 1. Click Start => Run. Input "installer" (without the quotation marks) and
> click
> OK.
> 2. Then the installer Windows Explorer window will be opened.
> 3. Click View => Details.
> 4. Then click View => Choose Details. Check the Comments check box in the
> Choose
> Details dialog box and click OK.
> 5. Then please check the Comments column to find the Microsoft .NET
> Framework
> related items in the installer folder and delete or rename them.
>
> 6. Please restart the computer and try to reinstall Microsoft .NET Framework
> 1.1.
>
> Thank you
>
> Eric
> "jdocop" <jdocop@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2A4A9686-8397-4534-925A-6D6D0AA7393A@microsoft.com...
> > the auto update keeps telling me to download and install a couple of
> > updates: for Outlook 2003, this one: KB892843, and this one: Microsoft
> > .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1.
> > they simply will not install (one of these has been trying since November
> > of
> > last year), but the updater keeps trying. What am I supposed to do?

>
>
>

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  #4  
Old 19-05-2006
Tomarn
 
Posts: n/a
Re: error code: 0x66A

Thanks Eric, I kept getting messages in MS update that . Net Framework 1.1
SP1 had been downloaded and needed to be installed. The installation had
failed several times over. I had Net 1.1 and NET 2.0 plus Net 2.0 distrib
pkg. I followed your instructions and removed all .Net Framework programs,
went back and installed .NET Framework 1.1 ,then tried the install in the
update that kept failing.
Lo and behold it installed without any hitches. Thanks again.
--
Tomarn


"Eric Brodish [MSFT]" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I suggest we follow the steps below to uninstall Microsoft .NET Framework
> and then
> install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1 Service
> Pack 1
> to resolve this issue.
>
>
> First, let's use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove Microsoft
> ..NET
> Framework.
>
> 1. Please download msicuu2.exe from the following link.
>
> <<<http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...8-983A48D5E1BD
> /msicuu2.exe>>>
>
> 2. Open it, we should be able to see the msicuu2.exe file. Double click
> msicuu2.exe
> to install the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility.
>
> 3. After installing it, please go to the Start menu => All Programs and find
> the
> Windows Installer Clean Up item.
>
> 4. Remove any items that are related to Microsoft .NET Framework (including
> Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 and 1.1) in the Windows Installer Clean Up
> window.
>
> After that, please download Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 from the
> following
> link and reinstall it.
>
> <<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...89-4842-8157-0
> 34d1e7cf3a3&DisplayLang=en>>
>
> Then, please download the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 from
> the
> following link:
>
> <<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...8e-40b2-bbdb-a
> 83353618b38&displaylang=en>>
>
>
> If they cannot be installed, please try the following suggestions.
>
> Delete or rename the Microsoft .NET Framework installer.
> -----------------------------
> 1. Click Start => Run. Input "installer" (without the quotation marks) and
> click
> OK.
> 2. Then the installer Windows Explorer window will be opened.
> 3. Click View => Details.
> 4. Then click View => Choose Details. Check the Comments check box in the
> Choose
> Details dialog box and click OK.
> 5. Then please check the Comments column to find the Microsoft .NET
> Framework
> related items in the installer folder and delete or rename them.
>
> 6. Please restart the computer and try to reinstall Microsoft .NET Framework
> 1.1.
>
> Thank you
>
> Eric
> "jdocop" <jdocop@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2A4A9686-8397-4534-925A-6D6D0AA7393A@microsoft.com...
> > the auto update keeps telling me to download and install a couple of
> > updates: for Outlook 2003, this one: KB892843, and this one: Microsoft
> > .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1.
> > they simply will not install (one of these has been trying since November
> > of
> > last year), but the updater keeps trying. What am I supposed to do?

>
>
>

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  #5  
Old 23-07-2007
jlsommer
 
Posts: n/a
Re: error code: 0x66A

Eric - after I loaded the Windows Installer Clean Up - I looked for
Microsoft.Net Framework 2.0 - if I removed this version, will I be going
backwards in versions? The second question, if you suggest not to remove,
why is the scan showing I need an upgrade? Thanks for any help
--
John


"Eric Brodish [MSFT]" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I suggest we follow the steps below to uninstall Microsoft .NET Framework
> and then
> install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1 Service
> Pack 1
> to resolve this issue.
>
>
> First, let's use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove Microsoft
> ..NET
> Framework.
>
> 1. Please download msicuu2.exe from the following link.
>
> <<<http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...8-983A48D5E1BD
> /msicuu2.exe>>>
>
> 2. Open it, we should be able to see the msicuu2.exe file. Double click
> msicuu2.exe
> to install the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility.
>
> 3. After installing it, please go to the Start menu => All Programs and find
> the
> Windows Installer Clean Up item.
>
> 4. Remove any items that are related to Microsoft .NET Framework (including
> Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 and 1.1) in the Windows Installer Clean Up
> window.
>
> After that, please download Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 from the
> following
> link and reinstall it.
>
> <<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...89-4842-8157-0
> 34d1e7cf3a3&DisplayLang=en>>
>
> Then, please download the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 from
> the
> following link:
>
> <<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...8e-40b2-bbdb-a
> 83353618b38&displaylang=en>>
>
>
> If they cannot be installed, please try the following suggestions.
>
> Delete or rename the Microsoft .NET Framework installer.
> -----------------------------
> 1. Click Start => Run. Input "installer" (without the quotation marks) and
> click
> OK.
> 2. Then the installer Windows Explorer window will be opened.
> 3. Click View => Details.
> 4. Then click View => Choose Details. Check the Comments check box in the
> Choose
> Details dialog box and click OK.
> 5. Then please check the Comments column to find the Microsoft .NET
> Framework
> related items in the installer folder and delete or rename them.
>
> 6. Please restart the computer and try to reinstall Microsoft .NET Framework
> 1.1.
>
> Thank you
>
> Eric
> "jdocop" <jdocop@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2A4A9686-8397-4534-925A-6D6D0AA7393A@microsoft.com...
> > the auto update keeps telling me to download and install a couple of
> > updates: for Outlook 2003, this one: KB892843, and this one: Microsoft
> > .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1.
> > they simply will not install (one of these has been trying since November
> > of
> > last year), but the updater keeps trying. What am I supposed to do?

>
>
>

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  #6  
Old 30-07-2007
jpataki
 
Posts: n/a
RE: error code: 0x66A

I am also getting this error message, and following the instructions of Eric
Brodish did not help. I did not see anything related to Microsoft.NET.

"jdocop" wrote:

> the auto update keeps telling me to download and install a couple of
> updates: for Outlook 2003, this one: KB892843, and this one: Microsoft
> .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1.
> they simply will not install (one of these has been trying since November of
> last year), but the updater keeps trying. What am I supposed to do?

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  #7  
Old 17-08-2007
Mike Yates
 
Posts: n/a
RE: error code: 0x66A

Yes this is still a problem.
I "hid" the "Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 2.0
(KB928365)"
for months.
Just came back from holiday and followed prompt to unhide it but it failed
again.
It was failing 0x66A in June and July too.


"jpataki" wrote:

> I am also getting this error message, and following the instructions of Eric
> Brodish did not help. I did not see anything related to Microsoft.NET.
>
> "jdocop" wrote:
>
> > the auto update keeps telling me to download and install a couple of
> > updates: for Outlook 2003, this one: KB892843, and this one: Microsoft
> > .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1.
> > they simply will not install (one of these has been trying since November of
> > last year), but the updater keeps trying. What am I supposed to do?

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  #8  
Old 10-12-2007
Adam UK
 
Posts: n/a
Re: error code: 0x66A

Hi, ive tired all of the below and all i get is "The upgrade patch cannot be
intalled by the windows installer service because the program to be upgraded
maybe missing, or the upgrade patch may update a different verison of the
program. Verify that the program to be upgraded exists on your computer and
that you have the correct upgrade patch"

No matter what i do i cant get rid of the update.

HELPPPPPPPPPPP

Please

Adam



"Eric Brodish [MSFT]" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I suggest we follow the steps below to uninstall Microsoft .NET Framework
> and then
> install Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 and Microsoft.NET Framework 1.1 Service
> Pack 1
> to resolve this issue.
>
>
> First, let's use the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility to remove Microsoft
> ..NET
> Framework.
>
> 1. Please download msicuu2.exe from the following link.
>
> <<<http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...8-983A48D5E1BD
> /msicuu2.exe>>>
>
> 2. Open it, we should be able to see the msicuu2.exe file. Double click
> msicuu2.exe
> to install the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility.
>
> 3. After installing it, please go to the Start menu => All Programs and find
> the
> Windows Installer Clean Up item.
>
> 4. Remove any items that are related to Microsoft .NET Framework (including
> Microsoft .NET Framework 1.0 and 1.1) in the Windows Installer Clean Up
> window.
>
> After that, please download Microsoft .NET Framework Version 1.1 from the
> following
> link and reinstall it.
>
> <<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...89-4842-8157-0
> 34d1e7cf3a3&DisplayLang=en>>
>
> Then, please download the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1 from
> the
> following link:
>
> <<http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...8e-40b2-bbdb-a
> 83353618b38&displaylang=en>>
>
>
> If they cannot be installed, please try the following suggestions.
>
> Delete or rename the Microsoft .NET Framework installer.
> -----------------------------
> 1. Click Start => Run. Input "installer" (without the quotation marks) and
> click
> OK.
> 2. Then the installer Windows Explorer window will be opened.
> 3. Click View => Details.
> 4. Then click View => Choose Details. Check the Comments check box in the
> Choose
> Details dialog box and click OK.
> 5. Then please check the Comments column to find the Microsoft .NET
> Framework
> related items in the installer folder and delete or rename them.
>
> 6. Please restart the computer and try to reinstall Microsoft .NET Framework
> 1.1.
>
> Thank you
>
> Eric
> "jdocop" <jdocop@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:2A4A9686-8397-4534-925A-6D6D0AA7393A@microsoft.com...
> > the auto update keeps telling me to download and install a couple of
> > updates: for Outlook 2003, this one: KB892843, and this one: Microsoft
> > .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1.
> > they simply will not install (one of these has been trying since November
> > of
> > last year), but the updater keeps trying. What am I supposed to do?

>
>
>

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  #9  
Old 13-01-2008
james
 
Posts: n/a
RE: error code: 0x66A

Has any one yet found a solution to this problem yet ?

"Mike Yates" wrote:

> Yes this is still a problem.
> I "hid" the "Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework, Version 2.0
> (KB928365)"
> for months.
> Just came back from holiday and followed prompt to unhide it but it failed
> again.
> It was failing 0x66A in June and July too.
>
>
> "jpataki" wrote:
>
> > I am also getting this error message, and following the instructions of Eric
> > Brodish did not help. I did not see anything related to Microsoft.NET.
> >
> > "jdocop" wrote:
> >
> > > the auto update keeps telling me to download and install a couple of
> > > updates: for Outlook 2003, this one: KB892843, and this one: Microsoft
> > > .NET Framework 1.1 Service Pack 1.
> > > they simply will not install (one of these has been trying since November of
> > > last year), but the updater keeps trying. What am I supposed to do?

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  #10  
Old 22-01-2008
Matt
 
Posts: n/a
RE: error code: 0x66A

"james" wrote:

> Has any one yet found a solution to this problem yet ?


No, I have the same problem.
Ver. 1.1 & 1.1 SP1 installed no problem, but version 2 refuses to install.
Can anyone help please?

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  #11  
Old 22-01-2008
antioch
 
Posts: n/a
Re: error code: 0x66A


"Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:DC364F13-FEF4-4039-9A7F-9D3425244E99@microsoft.com...
> "james" wrote:
>
>> Has any one yet found a solution to this problem yet ?

>
> No, I have the same problem.
> Ver. 1.1 & 1.1 SP1 installed no problem, but version 2 refuses to
> install.
> Can anyone help please?
>


If you start your own thread you might get an answer , as the thread you
have tacked onto is a good month old - read the below and provide basic
info.
and post in the updates group in the discussion group you are using.

How to ask a newsgroup question:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375

How Not to Get Help in Newsgroups
http://users.tpg.com.au/bzyhjr/liszt.html

Antioch



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  #12  
Old 23-01-2008
Matt
 
Posts: n/a
Re: error code: 0x66A

"antioch" wrote:

> If you start your own thread you might get an answer


I've already tried that but its not letting me. When I click on < New <
Question , nothing happens :-) ? ?

Matt

> Antioch


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  #13  
Old 23-01-2008
TaurArian
 
Posts: n/a
Re: error code: 0x66A

To access newsgroups using Outlook Express
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...ps/reader.mspx


Windows XP Newsgroup Setup Instructions for Outlook Express
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/e...roupsetup.mspx

How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
--
====================================
TaurArian [MVP] 2005-2008 - Australia
====================================
http://taurarian.mvps.org/index.htm
Emails will not be acknowledged - please post to the newsgroup so all may benefit.


"Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:A0DF2213-5B48-408F-806F-9C06C8632CF9@microsoft.com...
| "antioch" wrote:
|
| > If you start your own thread you might get an answer
|
| I've already tried that but its not letting me. When I click on < New <
| Question , nothing happens :-) ? ?
|
| Matt
|
| > Antioch
|


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  #14  
Old 23-01-2008
Matt
 
Posts: n/a
Re: error code: 0x66A


"TaurArian" wrote:
> How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375


I already know this.

I repeat: "When I click on < New < Question , nothing happens :) ? ?"

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  #15  
Old 23-01-2008
TaurArian
 
Posts: n/a
Re: error code: 0x66A

I repeat - try using OE as your newsreader, then you only have to click "new post".

K

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====================================
How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
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"Matt" <Matt@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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|
| "TaurArian" wrote:
| > How to ask a question: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555375
|
| I already know this.
|
| I repeat: "When I click on < New < Question , nothing happens :) ? ?"
|


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