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  1. #1
    DwightM Guest

    Code 78F

    Trying to do Updates. Two failed. Received Error Code 78F. What is this error
    code? What does it mean? How do I resolve this problem? My OS is Vista
    Ultimate. My Office package is Office Ultimate 2007. Please advise. Thank you!
    --
    DwightM

  2. #2
    Robert Aldwinckle Guest

    Re: Code 78F

    <cmd_output OS="XPsp2">
    F:\>set /a c = 0x78f
    1935
    F:\>net helpmsg %c%
    1935 is not a valid Windows network message number.
    </cmd_output>


    Do you get any different results for net helpmsg 1935
    on Vista?


    Try a search? Tip: for most hits search with all possible representations
    of a code. E.g. hex code, hex code with a 0x prefix and decimal equivalent.


    <title> System Error Codes (1700-3999) (Windows) </title>
    http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms681386.aspx

    (Live Search for
    (78F OR 0x78F OR 1935) codes site:microsoft.com
    )

    <quote>
    ERROR_AUTHENTICATION_FIREWALL_FAILED
    1935 Logon Failure:
    The machine you are logging onto is protected by an authentication firewall.
    The specified account is not allowed to authenticate to the machine.
    </quote>

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
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    3
    Hi,
    I am having the same problem vith vista busines edition (original) and office 2007 enterprise edition (not original). If i try to instal the SP1 from the windows update i receive the error code 78F and if i try to download the file from microsoft page and then install on the end of instalation i receive the message the program stop working, checking for solution and thats it.
    But on win xp sp2 (not original) i have the same office and install the sp1 without any problems.
    Do anyone have some idea how to install SP1 on vista?

    thx in advance,
    marjan

  4. #4
    wps Guest

    Code 78F

    I get same error on XPP SP2 DT. No prob on XPP SP2 NB.

    No clue as to cause.

  5. #5
    DiverJustin Guest
    I've had the same problems loading MS Office Suite SP1 on my laptop which
    runs Vista Home Premium. Comes up with installation failed and a 78F error code.
    Any ideas from anyone?

  6. #6
    Join Date
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    3
    @PA Bear
    And then what to do? Just live inside and try again to insat SP1 or?

    Thx 4 the answer.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1
    i have the same problem as well i tried the help links but it tells me to install windows installer 3.1, but when i do it says there is not enough space though i have 30 GB free space


    dont know what to do... advice is appreciated

  8. #8
    SalemCat Guest

    Re: Code 78F

    I have Vista Ultimate, Office 2007 Pro - same problem: Code 78F

  9. #9
    SalemCat Guest

    Re: Code 78F

    I have 193GB Free Space; my System has 1 Partiton only. I don't think lack of
    Free Space is responsible.

  10. #10
    SalemCat Guest

    Re: Code 78F

    I got all my Updates installed - FINALLY.

    All I did was reboot, install a single Update, reboot again, install another
    etc.

    I needed to do this several times. Afer a few tries the Updates were
    successful.

    At one point I was asked to install MS SilverLight, which I did.

    http://www.microsoft.com/silverlight/#4_0

    I have no idea if SilverLight is needed to Update or not. But it's worth a
    try, I suppose.



  11. #11
    Join Date
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    I did it no problems with code 78F.
    I have just put my install CD with Office 2007 into CD/DVD drive and start installing SP 1 from windows update. It works properlly and no problems at all.
    Hope these can help someone.
    see ya

  12. #12
    Join Date
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    Error Code 78F

    I run Vista Home Premium 64-bit with Office Enterprise 2007. I had the same problem even with downloading Office 2007 SP1 and installing it from my hard drive. To solve it I had to uninstall Office 2007 using Control Panel "Programs and Features". I re-install Office 2007 and was able to install Office 2007 SP1 without any problem. I use CCleaner to clean my registry. May be it cleaned it too well. In any case Office 2007 SP1 is installed and everything is fine.

  13. #13
    Jupiter Jones [MVP] Guest
    Registry cleaners can be good when properly used.
    But sometimes they remove something that seems unimportant until much
    later.
    I suggest when using a registry cleaner, do not remove any keys unless
    you positively identify them as not needed.
    If you do not know or are unsure, leave it alone.
    Unfortunately that means you need to understand the registry or know
    someone who does.

  14. #14
    Dragon fire Guest

    Re: Code 78F

    I'm having difficulty installing the updates but I have the trial software
    pre-installed, would that be the cause of my failed updated?


    "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:

    > Thank you for letting us know that you resolved your problem.
    >
    > The Windows Update team is actively working this to determine why it
    > is happening.
    > It seems there are a variety of solutions with the one you tried
    > working for some but not all.
    >
    > --
    > Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    > http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    >
    >
    >
    > "Gordon" <Gordon@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:EA9FFE76-ECBD-44A9-B835-49ADFCAE8651@microsoft.com...
    > > This posting has helped me. I have been trying for days to get 2007
    > > Office
    > > SP1 to install -- just kept getting the 78f error. I inserted my
    > > Office 2007
    > > DVD in the drive and tried the install again -- and it was
    > > successful!
    > >
    > > My comment is -- why should this update be so difficult and the
    > > solution so
    > > obscure? If insertion of the DVD is needed, why isn't this important
    > > fact
    > > BOLDLY stated on the Windows Update page?
    > >
    > > "Jupiter Jones [MVP]" wrote:
    > >
    > >> Justin;
    > >> Have you solved the 78f error yet?
    > >> If not have you tried with the Office 2007 DVD in each of your DVD
    > >> drives?
    > >> Insert the Office 2007 in the drive before going to
    > >> Microsoft/Windows
    > >> Update.
    > >> Then start Windows/Microsoft Update.
    > >>
    > >> If you still have problems, can you contact me at the "E-Mail Me"
    > >> on
    > >> this page:
    > >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/feedback.htm
    > >> I may be able to point you to a resolution.
    > >> If you drop the "1" it will get to me a little faster.
    > >>
    > >> If you are not having the 78f error, this does not apply.
    > >>
    > >> --
    > >> Jupiter Jones [MVP]
    > >> http://www3.telus.net/dandemar
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> "DiverJustin" <DiverJustin@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
    > >> message
    > >> news:28047393-2935-4B14-B129-0B8F171B0A8C@microsoft.com...
    > >> > Thanks. Tried this but the same thing happened and I got the 78F
    > >> > error.
    > >> > Should I have done anything with the MS Office disk, apart from
    > >> > just
    > >> > put it
    > >> > in the CD/DVD drive?
    > >> >
    > >> > Justin
    > >>

    >
    >


  15. #15
    ternabout Guest

    Re: Code 78F

    I must have tried a dozen times to install update for Office 2007 SP1 with no
    success. Finally found this forum and followed the suggestion to insert my
    Office 2007 disk in the optical drive. BINGO! INSTALLED FIRST TRY!
    --
    WLKDHNC


    "grofsi" wrote:

    >
    > Hi,
    > I am having the same problem vith vista busines edition (original) and
    > office 2007 enterprise edition (not original). If i try to instal the
    > SP1 from the windows update i receive the error code 78F and if i try
    > to download the file from microsoft page and then install on the end of
    > instalation i receive the message the program stop working, checking for
    > solution and thats it.
    > But on win xp sp2 (not original) i have the same office and install the
    > sp1 without any problems.
    > Do anyone have some idea how to install SP1 on vista?
    >
    > thx in advance,
    > marjan
    >
    >
    > --
    > grofsi
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