System Won't Install Automatic Update Kb973688

Having a repeated problem with this installation. I receive a: code 643 windows update encountered an unknown error. This also applies to kb954430. I've come across other info on this site to fix this problem but so far with no success. (http://social.

I've read the article on this issue. I've downloaded the update and tried to install manually but that didn't work. The info said press the ignore button but i don't get this option. The only option is an ok button at which point the installation rolls back. I've tried updating the windows update component by using the microsoft "fixit" program but i get the same error: an error occurred during the installation of assembly component


The setup dialog has the status as: publishing product information

I then tried to uninstall the msxml4 file by going to the remove programs in the control panel but it states that there are no updates on the computer. Probably got wiped out by one of the pc "cleaners" i've used (ccleaner and the such). Other than this problem, the machine is up-to-date and all other updates have installed successfully. Also tried it with the firewall and antivirus turned off. This is a six week old machine running windows 7 64.

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