Enough people seem to be having trouble with this automatic update. I get error 8007 0663 and ...0643.
The offered solution is usually to uninstall all versions of dot net (2.0, 3.0 and 3.5) then start all over again. I did that once a year or so ago with the help of an MS support person. It took hours. I feel like maybe this is the easiest answer, rather than the right answer. I don't want to have to take a day off every time dot net fails. Actually, I don't even have a problem except that the update wont run.
I compared automatic updates on my two computers. The other computer never got this update, so why did the one with the problem download it. This update seems fairly old. Did it think it needed to try to refresh dot net? My automatic updates - even to dot net have been running just fine.
I can't find a way in the update program to turn this update off. Is there a way to delete the downloaded copy which it keeps using, and try a fresh download.
This computer was also rerunning kb982168 and reporting it successful each time. Now it seems to be back in the queue and maybe waiting for the problem update to complete.
Anybody have an idea how to get this update downloaded clean so I can try to run it? Or any other ideas?