Error 0x800f0900 installing windows vista SP2 or .net framework 3.5 sp1 update

I get this error shortly after starting the installer for either of these updates
Error 0x800f0900 installing windows vista SP2 or .net framework 3.5 sp1 update

this happens with both the windows update installers and the stand alones.

The system has always been protected with kaspersky and has not been compromised by viruses etc.  
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hagoogAuthor Commented:
nothing has fixed it... giving up on it.
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