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Windows 7: .NET Framework Update Failure. Error 80070005.

18 Jul 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional x64
.NET Framework Update Failure. Error 80070005.

This has been an issue that's been ongoing for months. Here are the two updates that never seem to want to work:

MS11-039: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2: June 14, 2011

MS11-044: Description of the security update for the .NET Framework 4 on Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, and Windows Server 2008 R2: June 14, 2011

I've restarted on several occasions. It used to be one update, then it became two. The updates would sit there and act like they had been installed. My computer would tell me to restart. When I restarted, the same two updates would still be there. So the other day, I went and uninstalled all my .NET Framework updates and decided just to let Windows Update reinstall them. Bam, 30 new updates. So I let it run for a few days and I come in this morning. There are 3 new updates. One manages to install and the two same blasted ones are still there.

Here's a little bit what my update history looks like: wuapp FAIL

Now I want to mention though, that I'm on a shared network and typically, our server handles all of the updates. I've heard that alone could be an issue, but I have yet to see a solution based on that. I would be fine living without two updates if they weren't "Important" updates and were blocking me from installing any updates after 6/15/11. I'm pretty much at a loss at this point.

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18 Jul 2011   #2

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Hello ConureDelSol and welcome to Seven Forums.

Try re-setting and re-registering the Windows Update components. (See Option Two in this tutorial.)

Windows Update - Reset

After doing that try installing the updates from the hidden administrator account. (See Option Two in this tutorial.) I'd also temporarily disable your real-time AV in case it's causing a conflict. And, if you get more than, let's say, 5 updates to install, I'd do just 2 or 3 at a time.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable
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