On some of our computers we see that the Office 2010 updates will not install anymore through Windows Update. When we try to install these update packages manually it returns an error 17044. According to the Microsoft Technet page Error codes for Office 2010 update packages the error message is "Installer was unable to run detection for this package.". In the eventlog of the affected computers and in the verbose Windows Installer log file, which were created during the manual installation, we can not find any clue's for the reason of these errors.
Why won't these upates install and how can we fix these problems? The only solution we found was removing and installing office 2010.