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Windows 7: Windows Update error 80070663 (Win7 SP1 x64)

16 Jun 2015   #11
Rincewindwiz

32 bit Ultimate
 
 

OK - survived another weekend :-)

So in case the error about SP1 not installed was relevant, I have uninstalled Office 2013 (I have to use Fixit 'cos it does not uninstall completely)
Then I reinstalled Office 2013; rebooted, Installed SP1 separately, Ran windows update, rebooted, Ran windows update
MS Office 2013 updates still fail to install.
MS Office repair still does not run
SFC /Scannow reports no errors
Ran SURT - logs appended
What next?




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16 Jun 2015   #12
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

All of the (hundreds of) significant errors in the WU log are of this form
Code:
2015-06-16 07:39:01:847 1432 5d68 Agent WARNING: Failed to evaluate Installable rule, updateId = {B79C6541-A50E-44FA-BD85-650B9F29A600}.200, hr = 80070663
...obviously the source of your problem.
My problem is working out what's causing it!

I'll do some research and get back when I can.
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16 Jun 2015   #13
Rincewindwiz

32 bit Ultimate
 
 

Indeed so - though why now is a mystery. They were not there last time (Before the last reinstall)

A number of web poages suggest there may be some interaction with Office 2010 so I'll get rid of those (2010 and 2003) and try again
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16 Jun 2015   #14
Rincewindwiz

32 bit Ultimate
 
 

Well that was fun. What a waste of time.
1. Uninstalled Office 2013 (Mr Fixit again) This damaged Office 2010 and 2007 so they would not work properly. Rebooted
2 Installed MSO 2013 - OK
3 Installed SP1 and rebooted

Windows update failed on 16 items all to do with MSO 2013

Well other office installations are now properly screwed up so I uninstalled all of them. (All required Mr Fixit to get rid of them)
Then I installed MSO 2013 followed by SP1 and a reboot
Then Windows Updates (59)
50 installed successfully; 9 were not required. SUCCESS

So this problem is solved.

BUT now how do I run other versions of Office?
MS says it can be done but clearly it doesn't work (The early offices were installed ages ago and have worked fine. Problems only occurred with MSO 2013 and then only when this latest set of updates arrived).

I suppose I can go down the virtual machine path but that is hardly convenient. Alternatively I can spend days trying to install MSO of various ages in the hope that I can find a sequence that works.

Or maybe I just ignore these updates and carry on?
Actually, I think I can MSO 2013 and go back to 2010 which it seems can be run with 2007 and 2003.
Any thoughts?
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16 Jun 2015   #15
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

why do you need multiple versions of office?
2013 can open any Office file back to O95... and I think it can still save files in formats that old.
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16 Jun 2015   #16
Rincewindwiz

32 bit Ultimate
 
 

2013 - because its what I use
2007 becaiuse I have an excel software product and 2007 is the lowest common denominator of Excel's the product supports and I need to develo in 2007 (to avoid inadvertently using later features)
2003 because I have a web site developed in the 2003 FrontPage. later versions are into CSS and I have neither the time nor inclination to change.
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17 Jun 2015   #17
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

Heh - I used to use FP myself.
I don't know if you've tried Expressions Web? - I found it easy to use, and it eased the transition to CSS (which is far more powerful than I realised, and really easy once you get into it! - at least for anything that FP could do)
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17 Jun 2015   #18
Rincewindwiz

32 bit Ultimate
 
 

I might give it a go - but I really want a hassle free minimum effort maintenance tool and learning something new is never that however easy and good it might be.

Still I'll have a bit of time now that I am not spending every waking moment trying to get Windows Update to work!

Thanks for you help
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17 Jun 2015   #19
NoelDP

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 x64 Home Premium (and x86 VirtualBox VM)/Win10
 
 

You're welcome - sorry we couldn't get the total solution for you!

Good luck.
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