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it keeps freezing on me.. like its stuck during the installations phase. specifically on the new .NET framework update... b/c it is stuck, if i try stopping the installation, the rest of the stuff fails to install and i have no clue how to attempt a reinstall of the updates.

does anyone have an idea how to reinstall failed updates?
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it keeps freezing on me.. like its stuck during the installations phase. specifically on the new .NET framework update...
Re-boot the computer, and manually run windows update.....

...and have patience grasshopper....

.netframework 3.5 takes and exhorbant amount of time (i mean a real long time) to initialize for some reason... I would bet you just got impatient.
 

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Re-boot the computer, and manually run windows update.....

...and have patience grasshopper....

.netframework 3.5 takes and exhorbant amount of time (i mean a real long time) to initialize for some reason... I would bet you just got impatient.
is 30min to an hour too short of an amount of time?
 

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Just install the others except that one?
 

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If you go to windows update and view available updates can you uncheck .net and install all the other updates? That would leave only .net 3.5 to install. I have vista ultimate 64 as well and had no problems installing 3.5 I cant remember how long it took.
 

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is 30min to an hour too short of an amount of time?
I helped a friend update a P4 3.0ghz running XP SP3... because he experienced a similar problem,

although maybe a little different....

He told me that he cancelled the update part way through, because it was taking so long to install.... he also said that although it went into the cancel routine, that also got stuck.

Everytime he started windows, he was prompted to install the update (updates are ready to be installed)... with the same results...

After prying it out of him, I found out that he didn't wait for the .net update to completely cancel, and but instead Ctl-Alt-Del and ended windows update.

When I got to his house, .net 3.5 was shown as having been installed in add-remove programs, but windows update kept offering it. It couldn't be removed from add/remove... because it didn't exist in it's entirety and the uninstall routine would fail.

After messing around with it for a while... I finally emptied his temp files (where the update still was)... rebooted... ran windows update... this caused windows update to have to re-download the update, rather than update from the files in the temp directory... after hanging around about a half hour... I left and tiold him just to let it run a while... 2 hours later he called me and told me the update finally completed succesfully...

go figure...

On my vista installation...I don't think it took more than 10 minutes... but maybe it was longer
 
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