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Windows 7: Kids laptop update failure.

16 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Kids laptop update failure.

My daughters laptop (old HP ze 4300) running xp sp3 keeps getting the yellow triangle in the notification area stating that MS has some updates. I click on it and does it thing and then it keeps saying that it fails to load/install. Update (KB953297). I know this is way off topic but I need help fixing it or stopping this update from popping up.
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16 Dec 2009   #2

Vista Ultimate x64

KB953297 is an Update for .NET Framework 1.1. I took a quick look around and found that quite a few people have had this issue.

Try this, found it on the Microsoft Site. Here's the link to the forum post if you want to look further into it.
Windows Update KB953297 (Net Framework 1.1) Will not install
Your solution worked perfectly for me and I didn't have to uninstall .NET 1.1.

Here's exactly what I did:

1. Download DotNetFX.exe for the .NET 1.1 version.
2. Run the DotNetFX.exe install package only to the point of gettting it to extract the installation media.
a. Find the aforementioned installation media and COPY IT to a location of your choice. I found mine in c:\Documents and Settings\{youruserid}\Local Settings\Temp\IXP000.TMP\
b. Cancel the installation process initiated in step 1. You will still have your copy if you performed step 2a as instructed.
3. Download KB953297 (NDP1.1sp1-KB953297-X86.exe) as Adamjv12345 suggested.
a. Run NDP1.1sp1-KB953297-X86.exe.
b. It will fail but will give you the opportunity to point the process at the folder containing netfx.msi AND At this point, browse to the folder where you copied the DotNetFX.exe extraction from step 2a above.
c. The KB953297 update should complete successfully.
4. Since I manually control my Windows Updates, I double-clicked the Windows Update shield icon on my system tray where the annoying KB953297 was waiting to be applied ... for the umpteenth time.
a. Let KB953297 run from Windows Update. It will quickly see that it has already been applied (step 3 above) and will complete successfully and will go away forever. Good riddance to KB953297!! Sometimes you just wanna kick the sloppy Windows Update developer and QA team. It just shouldn't be this much of a hassle to apply a stinking security patch. Enough squaking on my part ...

Good Luck!
I know it's not the easiest way to go about it, but that's what I found out on the net.

Take a look out on google for "KB953297 Install Failure" or something similar, and see if you can find a better explanation.
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