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Programs, Updates, Features Will Not Install Or Uninstall


Installed win 7 os without issues. Began installing my programs and applications, all working fine. Found a more recent version of boinc was available so tried to install, installation hung, no progress, got an error something like 'installation process not responding would you like to try again', said yes and left the machine. After about 10 mins installation still hung, shutdown the machine. Now no applications will install or un-install, including windows updates and windows features. Everything else seems to be working fine.

Os; win 7 64 bit
Pc; dell xps 420
Intalled applications:
Ms office 2003
Boinc v6. 6. 36
Norton ghost 14
Norton 360 v3


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Security update for microsoft office visio viewer 2007 (kb973709)
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**Original title**

Trying to post to windows vista but it keeps posting to windows 7. Anyway, i haven't been able to upload any windows updates for quite some time.


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(Security update for the 2007 microsoft office system)kb982331

(Security update for the 2007 microsoft office system)kb983486
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