Visio 2003 Fails to Update

All Microsoft updates updates work except for Microsoft Visio 2003 (KB979356).  It keeps failing.

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This is a patch for a memory vulnerability.  It won't stop your computer from running - but without it, someone could (if they happened to find your computer) corrupt the memory and gain access to the computer.

Microsoft provide a help line link - and some of their help is free.  This would be worth a try in this instance
Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
Another thought: the patch description for which werafa provided the link above includes this prerequisite information:

you must have Microsoft Office Visio 2003 Service Pack 3 installed on the computer
Select Help>About in Visio to find out whether you have SP3 installed. If not, you can download SP3 here.

lbharrisAuthor Commented:
The patches don't affect inability for Visio to auto update.I am already running Visio SP3.  The Visio auto update is still not working.
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Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
Have you tried downloading and installing the security update manually? If that works then the next autoupdate shouldn't try to install it.
lbharrisAuthor Commented:
YEs I tried that but again it would not update.  I am totally perplexed.  I gave up on Office 2003 and upgraded to to Office 2007 whicg resolved this issue for that product.  I do not want to upgrade Visio 2003.  I am currently deployed with the Air Force and do not have my program disk or I would uninstall and reinstall.  Any ideas?
Scott HelmersVisio Consultant, Trainer, Author, and DeveloperCommented:
I'm not sure that uninstalling/reinstalling will solve the problem but it would be worth a try. Do you have your product key? Or can someone at home provide that to you? If so, I can make arrangements to get install software to you (I won't do it here but you can contact me at the email address in my profile).

That is one option...

Another would be to upgrade to Visio 2007, though I know you said you're not anxious to do that.

And then there's the option of just ignoring the error message :-)>


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