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  • I have downloaded the windows virtual pc for my operating system. Windows 7 professional 64 bit... this is what I have installed on my system. I was able to download the application fine, when I run it I get the agree to the terms message I click okay and then it initializes the installation and begins the install, then as it is installing I get a message that a problem has occurred (no information on what the problem was), but then right away another message pops up ( I dont have time to read the whole  message on the previous error screen). The new window that pops up says some updates were not installed. "The following updates were not installed: update for windows (KB958559)"

    This is the virtual pc update that I was trying to install. Rebooting the machine or temporary turning off MS security Essentials does let me install the application. I have also tried to install it in a clean mode, where I turned off all services except for the MS services and disabled all startup items. Then rebooted.

    When I check the event viewer under windows logs under setup I see a number of errors such as the following:

    Windows update "Update for Windows (KB958559)" could not be installed because of error 2147956498 "The component store has been corrupted." (Command line: ""C:\Windows\system32\wusa.exe" "C:\Users\Robert\Documents\computer & software support\xpmode\Windows virtual_pc.msu"        ")

     How can I solve this error message?

    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 6:09 PM

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  • Windows update "Update for Windows (KB958559)" could not be installed because of error 2147956498 "The component store has been corrupted." (Command line: ""C:\Windows\system32\wusa.exe" "C:\Users\Robert\Documents\computer & software support\xpmode\Windows virtual_pc.msu"        ")

     How can I solve this error message?

    Your WinSxS folder is damaged.

    Please start the command prompt (cmd.exe) with admin rights [1] and run sfc [2]:

    sfc.exe /scannow

    Is it able to find and repair broken files (create the txt file shown under [2] and look if all files are restored)? if this doesn't fix it, run the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows 7 [3]. Check the genrated checkSUR.log is everything is ok. if the VPC still can't be installed, run an InPlace Upgrade [4][5] to repair your windows. Your programs are still usable after doing the InPlace upgrade. This repairs all missing/damaged files. Now install VirtualPC.


    best regards
    André

    [1] http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/How-do-I-run-an-application-once-with-a-full-administrator-access-token
    [2] http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
    [3] http://support.microsoft.com/kb/947821
    [4] http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2255099
    [5] http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html


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    • Marked as answer by Juke Chou Monday, April 25, 2011 9:07 AM
    Wednesday, March 30, 2011 8:17 PM