Security Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB976382)________Installation status: Failed____Error details: Code 57E________

Can someone please give me some clues.  

My computer will not allow this update. 

What is happening?  Other updates today ok.

This one a no go for two weeks + ?


Security Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB976382)

Installation date: ‎4/‎06/‎2010 9:14 PM

Installation status: Failed

Error details: Code 57E

Update type: Important

A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office 2003 that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened. This update resolves that vulnerability.

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Try downloading and installing it manually by downloading it to your desktop and installing it. Insert the KB number to get the right updates and choose the one appropriate for your version of Vista:

If that doesn't work,try a clean boot  If the problem goes away then it's just a matter of tracking down the culprit causing the problem.   Follow the procedures in the article.  Once found, delete, remove, deactivate, or uninstall it.  Once done be sure to reset Vista back to normal status as explained in the procedures. If the problem occurs in clean mode then just restore the system to normal status and reboot - this solution is not going to work.

Also read and perform the steps in

If that doesn't help, please repost your question in the Windows Update Forum at: where experts in updates will be happy to assist you.  Please post with the info requested here:What to post in the Windows Update forum

I hope this helps.

Good luck!


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