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I have a Windows 2003 server x86, which I have manually installed .Net 3.5 SP1, but now, the Windows Update:

Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Service Pack 1 and .NET Framework 3.5 Family Update for .NET versions 2.0 through 3.5 (KB951847) x86

failed to install with error:

Error Code: 0x80070643
Try to install the update again, or request help from one of the following resources.

What to do?

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Have you tried running the installation package outside of Windows Update? You find the package in %WINDIR%\SoftwareDistribution\Download\Install once you've tried to install it. Normally, this way you get better error messages

Updated: You may try this: Stop service Windows Updates from services.msc and delete or rename SoftwareDistribution folder afterwards. Start Windows Updates again and it should recreate the folder structure (at least when new updates arrive)

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There is an old package in there (KB958481). I'm running in right now, but it get stuck. Maybe this is the real problem... –  Eduardo Molteni Sep 24 '09 at 14:24
    
Maybe it's just an old installation package...Try again or see my updated answer to "clean" this downloaded stuff –  Scoregraphic Sep 24 '09 at 15:37
    
Embarrassing: There problem was not enough disk space on the system disk. –  Eduardo Molteni Sep 24 '09 at 15:39
    
I had this one before with SP3 for SQL Server ;) –  Scoregraphic Sep 24 '09 at 17:28

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