Damn this error
The upgrade patch cannot be installed by the Windows Installer service because the program to be upgraded may be missing blah blah blah…….
This has been annoying me no end, and am pretty sure I am not the only one. If you don’t believe me do a Google search,
In my case however I found that .NET 1.1 Service Pack 1 was not even installed (WTH), so first I did the install to satisfy the dependency. /rant Surely Windows Update should know not to install this patch though for something that it not installed….. grrrrrr. Anyway after installing the service pack I extracted the installer (C:Tempdotnetfx.exe /t:c:Temp /c) to have the netfx.MSI available and then ran the patch installer. When it asked for netfx.msi I just pointed it to the file under “c:temp”, however it so far has only asked once out of the three times installed.