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IE 11 update fails due to prerequisite updates (KB2729094)

IE 11 update requires the following prerequisite updates – link.

Even after installing those (most of which are already there) IE 11 install will complain and fail. The log files are in C:\Windows\IE_.main.log.

In my case I was getting the following error (seems to be the same for others too):

Thing is I already had this hotfix installed, so there was nothing more to do. Found this useful support post where someone suggested running the hotfix install and side-by-side launching the IE install. Might need to do it 2-3 times but that seems to make a difference. So I tried that and sure enough it helped.

That post is worth a read for some other tricks, especially if you are sequencing this via SCCM. I found this article from Symantec too which seems helpful. Some day when I am in charge of SCCM too I can try such stuff out! :)

Update (from Herbert Hall, who emailed me this):

Rename the KB2729094 to KB2729094_amd64.msu

Start the install for IE11. When the folder for the install is created in C:\temp hurry and copy the file in there. This made it work for me.

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