Uninstalling Internet Explorer (IE)

June 18, 2015

Today I’ve met a weird issue when IE11 was partially installed. Windows Updates sees that IE11 should be installed, but fails during the installation with an error in \Windows\IE11_main.log file

ERROR:   A newer version of Internet Explorer is already installed on the system.
ERROR:   Internet Explorer version check failed.
INFO:    Setup exit code: 0x00009C48 (40008) – A more recent version of Internet Explorer is installed.

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Windows Update. [Error number: 0x80248015]

March 7, 2015

Even though Windows 2003 is going to be out of support in a few month, it still needs to be updated regularly. However, after patching cycle in February 2015 I could not get to update.microsoft.com. Well, actually I could, but the site showed the 0x80248015 error

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.NET v4 Update Gives Error Code 643

April 16, 2011

During the .NET Framework v4 update installation I received the error code 643. Neither restart nor re-installation did help. Read the rest of this entry »


How to uninstall a device that is required to boot up the computer

January 27, 2011

Some devices cannot be easily uninstalled from the device management console. Pretty often this is the network cards and related hidden devices, such as WAN Miniport or Packet Scheduler. Windows does not allow to delete these devices. The following message appears:

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Scripted Windows Updates Installation

September 9, 2010

This article contains only several links to the documents I found when I was trying to automate Windows Updates installation. However, this set of links could be very useful.

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