googled and tried some stuff before I posted here.
Working System: Vista 64 home premium Non working system: Vista 64 Ultimate
Neither system has that manifest xml file that supposidly can fix the problem I cannot download it nor any code updates from mcafee as I am just a user and not "macafee admin contact". I am admin on both systems and have disabled that "user account control" that vista supports.
Did an uninstall and reinstall of 8.5 then tried patch 4
Tried registering all dll's in the x86 program file directory. for %m in (*.dll) do regsvr32 /s %m the above seemed to work even though I do not have write access to the following C:\Program Files (x86)\McAfee\Common Framework I removed the "/s" to verify that the dll's were indeed registered. I do have write access to "McAfee" but not the subdirectory "Common Framework" By "no write access" I mean I cannot put the batch file "fixreg.bat" in that directory. I can run the contents of the file by typing "for %m in (*.dll) do regsvr32 /s %m" but I cannot run that script from a batch file.
I got the following error messages associated with that "Failed to initialize common updater ..."
ffff?@? (failed to write it down but I remember the ffff) with 8.5 patch 1 then i uninstalled and then installed 8.5i but not the patch yet.
Got 8007076@2 after patch 4 went in I got 800706b5@3 I also ran that registration stuff a 2nd time after trying patch 4.
If someone can tell me what registery entries to save, I can export the registery entry from my Home Premium x64 system to the Business Ultimate x64 system.
If someone can email me that manifest xml file I would appreciate it. In the meantime I am downloading 5942xdat so i can get the latest and greatest.
thanks for looking
--update-- after I put in that 5942xdat file I got the error message 800700e@2 I can scan and do have the latest (Jun 10th) date and engine. I had to run the sdat as "administrator" even tho UAC was disabled
---another update--- after rebooting I am back to error code fffff95b@2
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