Work-around for: Windows Update to IE 10 - fails with Error 9C59

posted Oct 24, 2013, 11:15 AM by Andrew Chadick   [ updated May 29, 2015, 9:58 AM ]

Before Anything Try this: Open Command prompt as admin and run each of these:

dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:C:\Windows\TEMP\ /quiet /norestart
dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:C:\Windows\TEMP\Spelling_en\ /quiet /norestart
dism.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:C:\Windows\TEMP\Hyphenation_en\ /quiet /norestart

Now re-run setup and see if it works.

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If not, then here is a work around to remove IE 10 from the list;

This 9C59 Error was very frustrating...  Pre-Req's are installed; IE 10 appears installed, so much so that the computer in its control panel shows that its there, but the system doesn't acknowledge its installed, so it keeps asking to download and install after every reboot... 

So, This is a work around, to get the OS to stop pestering me...

I went in to Control Panel, Programs and Features, Windows Features On/Off, and unchecked Internet Explorer 10. Yup IE 10. Not 9... like you would think... Clicked through and rebooted.  Once back up, opened Windows Update, and told it to check for updates...  It doesn't ask anymore... You can stop here if you intend to just use Firefox or Chrome going forward.... Or continue and go to the length below to stop IE from pestering you further;

You should be prompted with No updates found...  
Then you do this:  Run This command (from an elevated prompt) To Remove IE10 and reinstate IE9 in this list:

FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*10.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"

After running the above, reboot.  Then when back up,   Proceed back in to Control Panel, Programs, Windows Features On/Off, and Check on IE 9. 
Click Through, and reboot.

Download the Full and Enhanced Version of IE 10, and Install it.     It should say, you have installed IE 10, and prompt you to reboot.   (EIE10_EN-US_MCM_Win7 Version).  This will install, and will stop IE 10 prompting, But still allowing you to use IE.

(This post is no longer an issue 5/2015)