Windows Update Failing KB2419640 / 80070011

If you have your Program Files directory on a separate drive (drive letter) from your Windows directory (using hardlinks on my system to point from C: to F:), Windows Update will fail for some updates. Mine failed for KB2419640 with the completely unhelpful error 80070011.

Fix: Update the Program Files-related items in your Registry at HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion. E.g., ProgramFilesDir “C:\Program Files” –> “F:\Program Files.” Then, voila, it works!

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