When I attempt to install several of the recent compatibility and reliability updates manually from the Microsoft downloads web site, I recieve the following error message:
Installer encountered an error: 0x8007000d
The data is invalid.
In the event log, the error reads:
The Windows update could not be installed because of an error: 2147942413 "The data is invalid." (Command line: ""C:\Windows\system32\wusa.exe" "C:\Windows6.0-KB941649-v2-x86.msu" ")
The specific hotfixes are:
I honestly have no clue where to start with this one. Couldn't find anything relevant online or MS's site. I thought it might be firewall/antivirus blocking problem, but even turning those off accomplished nothing. Any ideas as to what I could try???
**(Also posted in Windows Setup Forum)
Could be an unsigned security update from the past, try this to locate and destroy the update:
- Click Start > Run
- Type "SIGVERIF" (w/o quotes) Press OK
- Click Advanced
- Select "Look for other files that are not digitally signed"
- In the "Look in this folder" box type in C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CATROOT
- Check Include Subfolders
- Click OK, then click Start
When the report completes it should list any unsigned files, CAT files. If we see any here we will want to locate them and move them out of the CATROOT folder.
Download and install the updates from Windows Update.
I suppose you already tried this:
- stop Windows Update service
- delete contents in %systemroot%\SoftwareDistribution, both folders Datastore and download
- restart the service
also looking in the WindowsUpdate.log file could tell you why something crashes. Some KB article can decrypt the contents hereby...
Personally, I had some troubles in the past with the Updates, and had to re-install once, but now for some months all works fine for me... Also try some restore points, and re-install... should this doesn't work: as a last resort, but maybe not a bad idea at all: reinstall Vista.
Hi, I had the same problem, I could not install that update. But I read about a solution on another forum...and it WORKS.
You go into Control Panel>Uninstall a Program click the 'view installed updates' and then find the update and unistall it. Then you download it and reinstall it. It appears that microsoft came out with a new version of it, but it is still named the same as the old one. Hope this works for you guys.