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Windows Search 4.0 for Windows Vista


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Hello Everyone:

I recently went to my friends house, and he runs Windows Vista Basic on his laptop. When he does Windows Updates, there is an update available for Windows Search 4.0 for Windows Vista When he attempts to install this update There is no green progress bar, and then it will say:

"Some updates were not installed (Failed: 1 Update) Errors Found: Code 80073712 (Get Help)
Most recent check for updates 6:50 Am 9/17/08

It seems that this update will not install and I have tried it 2-3 times. Is this Update an update that is really required, and if it is, I would like to install it, in case it is stopping other updates from being detected and installed. I can install other updates, but want to make sure this one wont crash the system.

Does anyone have any experiences with this update?

Brian

Edited by **Brian**, 25 September 2008 - 08:18 AM.

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There's quite a few people with this problem Most fixes involve deleting the update agent and reinstalling it, from websites like this one.

http://www.windowsre...windows-update/

Even going thru the Microsoft website does not have any other fixes available.
But i also read that many find the fix did not help, so the usual fix then is a reinstall of windows Vista.

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There's quite a few people with this problem Most fixes involve deleting the update agent and reinstalling it, from websites like this one.

http://www.windowsre...windows-update/

Even going thru the Microsoft website does not have any other fixes available.
But i also read that many find the fix did not help, so the usual fix then is a reinstall of windows Vista.

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SRX660:

Thank you for this information!! Unfortunately, searching for the problem using the name of this update, and the words Install Failed deals with only SP1 for Vista. My question is, why would M$ put out an update to upgrade its Seach Facility if the update won't install as it should? I would think that M$ would give us some answers for this problem that do NOT involve reinstalling Vista.

The problem is, that if I follow these directions, and I have a crash, I am not sure that my friend has a physical Vista DVD disc to do the reinstall. He has a recovery partition, so I am not sure how you would do this (Computer is a ACER ASPIRE 3100 Laptop, and apprears to have SP1 for Vista Basic installed) Has anyone had this update work properly? I don't want to have to reinstall without making sure that I wont have to redo all his updates.

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I find it an annoyance on my XP, so I turned it off. Here is what it's for and possibly a manual download (rather than from Windows updates)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940157
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I find it an annoyance on my XP, so I turned it off. Here is what it's for and possibly a manual download (rather than from Windows updates)
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940157

Jacee:

How does one go about disbling this: Google search doesn't really tell much on this? :)

Thanks for all the help so far!!

Brian

further info found:

Block WS4 - Using a Registry Fix

It looks like it worked but I still see this update, but it said that one was NOT needed - I followed the directions EXACTLY, but don't know if it did what it was supposed to do.....

Any thoughts??

Brian

Edited by **Brian**, 25 September 2008 - 11:51 AM.

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I unchecked it in the start up using msconfig. :)
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I unchecked it in the start up using msconfig. :)


Hi Jacee :)

Well, today I was able to fix my friend's machine. I ran the WS4 reg fix, adding what it told me to, but it still showed in available updates. My buddy then reported that there was an update that was optional that was for his ATA controller that I was able to hide, so I HID the Windows Search 4.0 recommended update and other optionals that do not seem to impact his laptops operation until I can check these further, as they failed the last time.

Brian
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