Microsoft Error Code 0x80242008

  SPSBrianB 17:39 15 Jul 2006

I get the above error code when attempting to download and install Microsoft updates KB 917344 and KB916281.
What is going wrong, and how can I put it right?

  johnnyrocker 19:49 15 Jul 2006

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  Tangenta 07:54 26 Jul 2006

After repeated failures to install MS Patch KB916281 on my XP system. I discovered that I was receiving Error Code: 0x80242008 which MS has little to say about.

This is what worked in my case.

I had moved my Program Files Directory to my D:/ drive using TweakUI some time ago and have found this causes troubles time and again applying MS patches properly.

Steps Taken:
1. Move Program Files directory back to C: drive using TweakUI.
2. Install KB916281 using Windows Update
3. Copy all files & directories from C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ directory
4. Paste and ovewrite files in the 'Tweaked' D:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\ directory. (Recommend creating a Restore point before doing this!)
5. Move Program Files directory back to D: drive using TweakUI.
6. Try Windows Update again and Voila!

I still cannot understand how MS does not take into account that not all people have their Program Files directory on the original C: drive.

I hope this helps many others like myself.
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