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Posted by Andy Brown on 02 November 2012
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KB2716442 Security Update for SQL Server 2012 Fails
I have a Dell Precision laptop running Windows 7 Professional. For the last week or two it's installed an update every time I shut my laptop down. Here's how I solved this (in the hope that it may help someone else).
Viewing your Windows Updates
Click on the Windows START button, and type in Windows Update:
Type in Windows Update, and you'll be able to see and run the Windows Update program.
You can now choose to view your update history:
Click on the link shown to view your udpate history.
Here's what I saw when I did this:
The same update keeps failing ...
Solving the Problem
The solution, it turns out, was to repair SQL Server 2012. To do this, type CMD into the Windows Start button box and press ENTER:
As most readers will know, there are many other ways to bring up the command window than this.
Now type in the following command into the command window as shown in thie Microsoft discussion forum, and press ENTER:
The command is setup /action=repair.
Work through the installation screens which appear, and hopefully it will solve the problem (it did for me!).