getting code 52F when trying to install updates

I am getting code 52F when trying to install updates. Cannot find out what the code 52f means. Help!

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Last updated September 8, 2019 Views 8,800 Applies to:

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Do you have MS Office 2003 installed?  If yes here is an article that leads to information about the issue.

Windows Update error 52F

Applies to all editions of Windows Vista.

Which edition of Windows Vista am I using?

If you receive Windows Update error 52F while trying to install updates, the Local Installation Source (LIS) for Microsoft Office 2003 products is corrupted. LIS is the software that Office 2003 products use to install programs and updates for Office programs.

For more information, see this Knowledge Base article on the Microsoft Help and Support website or go to the Windows Update Support Center website to request support by email.

Help and Support search term: WindowsUpdate_52F



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