Security Update for Internet Explorer KB916281

  voxoz 07:12 30 Jul 2006
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Has anyone else had repeated failure of this update ?? 28 times Update has tried and failed since 11 July..

The MS site is daunting and the info is either gibberish or rather generic eg.

**Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP (KB916281)
Security issues have been identified that could allow an attacker to compromise a computer running Microsoft Internet Explorer and gain control over it. You can help protect your computer by installing this update from Microsoft. After you install this item, you may have to restart your computer.

Get help and support
click here **

The support options are flimsy, so any clues about this from anyone very welcome.
I have the IE 7 Beta (trouble on a stick ??)
tho' mainly use Firefox, save for the few sites that just don't work with it.
Running
XP SP2 on AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual 3800+

Thanks all

  rsinbad 09:04 30 Jul 2006

could be a solution click here

  voxoz 02:12 31 Jul 2006

Thanks for that rsinbad, unfortunately did not resolve the issue, tried a variety of permutations in case there was a typo, but all to no avail......grrr

  €dstowe 08:52 31 Jul 2006

Could it be that KB916281 refers to issues with IE 6 (and before) and you are trying to load it into IE7?

  Stuartli 08:56 31 Jul 2006

>>The MS site is daunting and the info is either gibberish or rather generic>>

The MS website is one of the best laid out and clearly written on the Internet - the Search feature is especially effective if you use it properly.

You can manually download your update for your version of XP at:

click here

Current security updates can be downloaded manually at:

click here

  voxoz 01:30 01 Aug 2006

I wondered about the IE6 or 7 thing too........ thought that the assessment done by MS when checking to see which updates the system required would have figured out that I had IE7, but who would know.
MS Help & Support pages are neither, you can't ask anyone anything.
As far as being "one of the best laid out and clearly written on the Internet" that really only applies if you can fathom what they are talking about and don't nod off while trying to wade through all the detail...... BTW, the q was regarding IE, not XP, but thanks anyway.

  Stuartli 08:23 01 Aug 2006

>>BTW, the q was regarding IE, not XP, but thanks anyway.>>

In case you have never realised the fact before, Internet Explorer is an integrated part of XP.

Hence, in your own copied line, the reason for the words: "Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer for Windows XP (KB916281)."

  €dstowe 08:30 01 Aug 2006

Doesn't IE 7 overwrite (or at least disable) IE 6?

KB916281 would most likely not recognise a piece of software issued later than itself and IE7 is still only beta anyway

  Stuartli 08:37 01 Aug 2006

KB916281 applies to IE 5.01 and 6 and the appropriate download for various flavours of Windows are listed in the first link of my earlier posting.

  Sethhaniel 08:49 01 Aug 2006

click here
Belarc Advisor - it tells you which microsoft updates are missing/needed for your system

and its free

  Jackcoms 10:03 01 Aug 2006

This problem is well-documented in the Forum and this fix has worked for a lot of members click here

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