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Tue, May 8 2012 23:04 bradley

KB2686509 repeatedly fails with Error code 0x8007F0F4

Yes. The detection logic for the security update package identified as
KB2686509 performs an eligibility check of the system in order to verify
whether the system meets the requirements to activate the fix applied by
KB2676562, which addresses CVE-2012-0181. If the system meets the
requirements, both KB2686509 and KB2676562 will be successfully
installed on the system and the vulnerability described in CVE-2012-0181
will be addressed. Otherwise, KB2686509 will be re-offered until the
system does meet the requirements. Successful installation of both the
KB2686509 and KB2676562 update packages are necessary to be protected
against CVE-2012-0181 on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 systems. If
your system does not meet the requirements to install the update, please
follow the guidance documented in Microsoft Knowledge Base Article
2686509 <http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2686509>.

MS12-034: Description of the security update for CVE-2012-0181 in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003: May 8, 2012:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;2686509

I have an XP at the office getting this offered up over and over again, and it doesn't have faultykeyboard.log file.

So I'm calling support tomorrow as noted to make sure that Microsoft is aware that folks are hitting this.

...and I'm not the only one - http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-windows_update/kb2686509-repeatedly-fails-with-error-code/0deeacb6-115c-419d-ac37-03ff8927b79c

Hang loose while we figure out what's up.

 UPDATE:  See http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2012/05/09/kb2686509-repeatedly-fails-with-error-code-0x8007f0f4-fixed.aspx for the resolution in my case.  If this does not work for you, call 1-800 Microsoft and set up a support case.  It will be a free call as it's a security patch case.

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# re: KB2686509 repeatedly fails with Error code 0x8007F0F4

Friday, May 11, 2012 3:47 AM by W. Baldauf

KB2686509 repeatedly fails without giving any Error code

My system is Windows Home Edition SP3

# re: KB2686509 repeatedly fails with Error code 0x8007F0F4

Wednesday, May 23, 2012 10:04 PM by don

why cant this be downloaded

# re: KB2686509 repeatedly fails with Error code 0x8007F0F4

Friday, May 25, 2012 9:10 AM by don

why does my computer not let me download this

# re: KB2686509 repeatedly fails with Error code 0x8007F0F4

Monday, June 11, 2012 12:32 PM by mad

Everyone having a problem can and should skip contacitng Microsoft as they'll get no help.

Instead contact the Federal Trade Commission and file a compliant. Also for those in Europe contact and file with the Eurpoean Union.

# re: KB2686509 repeatedly fails with Error code 0x8007F0F4

Monday, June 11, 2012 12:34 PM by mad

Everyone having the problem should bypass Microsoft for help and instead contact the Federal Trade Commission and file a compliant. Also those in Europe do so with the EU.

# re: KB2686509 repeatedly fails with Error code 0x8007F0F4

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 12:00 PM by Bobby Jones

MAD is absolutely right about Microsoft on this one although they are obligated to fix update problems they create, they want to SELL you support to fix this one.  They read scripts of how important is is to keep your security updates current and try to scare you into paying for a service they should supply free.

# re: KB2686509 repeatedly fails with Error code 0x8007F0F4

Tuesday, June 12, 2012 7:59 PM by mad

I just took a look at the boardreader link with 318 posts, what a bunch of bad information.

First off that one idiot who keeps suggesting its your XP system that's broken. Pure load of BS, as Microsoft wrote the code to begin with and thus responsible for it, the computer will run the code not write it.

That VB script is worthless as unless a person has the VB compiler can't use it.

By looking at the various posts it appears all the numerous registry entries to be deleted aren't in a single location but tossed at random wherever all over in the registry.

So here's my simple 3 step solution.

1) use start regedit and use Cntrl-A

2) next Shift-Del

3) load Linux

All the registry is bottom line is a junk bin for creating problems for users.