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Office updates failing repeatedly

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July 25, 2010 1:39:40 PM

When I do Windows Update, it keeps trying to install the same updates to Office, and it keeps failing. Admittedly, this is Office 2003. Has anyone seen this? Is it a bug, indicative of an attack, or indicative of an error on my part?

The updates are

Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB2202122)
July 13, 2010
Security Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 (KB980373)
July 13, 2010
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB982311)
Security Update for Microsoft Office Word 2003 (KB982134)
June 8, 2010
Security Update for Microsoft Office Excel 2003 (KB982133)
Security Update for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 (KB982157)
June 8, 2010
Security Update for Microsoft Office 2003 (KB976382)
Update for Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 Junk Email Filter (KB979771)
May 11, 2010

I have had no success with Microsoft's suggestion which involves:
HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders
In the details pane of Registry Editor, locate AppData. The value of this key should be %USERPROFILE%\Application Data.
July 25, 2010 7:19:30 PM

And solved. I manually started the Office Source Engine service. Automatic update applied the updates, and I am clean again. Well, my system is, anyway.

Hmm, how do I accept my own answer?
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