HP TouchSmart Update Error, Fix, Unfix

My HP TouchSmart has an HP Updater program that checks for updates to HP software and drivers. This program has recently started finding updates to install, but mysteriously failing to install the updates after downloading them.

Apparently HP was aware of this, because one of the Updates (“Urgent:HP Update fix for “Install Cancelled issue”) was supposed to fix the Updater not working. I ran the updater, it downloaded the Update Fix, and then…. failed to install the fix.


Nice. An update to fix a problem with an updater, that fails to update the updater.