Unable To Install / Update Internet Explorer 11 Error 9C59

Nick Bostrom
Nick Bostrom Last Updated: May 19, 2022

Software: Windows 7, 8 & 10 | Last modified on 2018-06-18

When attempting to install or update to Internet Explorer 11, error 9C59 occurs and the installation fails.

[Step 1] Install the required updates for Windows 7

Skip this step if you're using Windows 8 or 10.

  1. Open the Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
  2. Execute Net stop wuauserv (repeat this after every update).
  3. Download and install Update KB2729094

    • x86: http://download.microsoft.com/download/b/6/b/b6bf1d9b-2568-406b-88e8-e4a218dea90a/windows6.1-kb2729094-v2-x86.msu
    • x64: http://download.microsoft.com/download/6/c/a/6ca15546-a46c-4333-b405-ab18785abb66/windows6.1-kb2729094-v2-x64.msu

  4. Download and install Update KB2731771

    • x86: http://download.microsoft.com/download/a/0/b/a0ba0a59-1f11-4736-91c0-dfcb06224d99/windows6.1-kb2731771-x86.msu
    • x64: http://download.microsoft.com/download/9/f/e/9fe868f6-a0e1-4f46-96e5-87d7b6573356/windows6.1-kb2731771-x64.msu

  5. Download and install Update KB2533623

    • x86: http://download.microsoft.com/download/2/d/7/2d78d0dd-2802-41f5-88d6-dc1d559f206d/windows6.1-kb2533623-x86.msu
    • x64: http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/1/0/f106e158-89a1-41e3-a9b5-32feb2a99a0b/windows6.1-kb2533623-x64.msu

  6. Download and install Update KB2670838

    • x86: http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/4/9/14936fe9-4d16-4019-a093-5e00182609eb/windows6.1-kb2670838-x86.msu
    • x64: http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/4/9/14936fe9-4d16-4019-a093-5e00182609eb/windows6.1-kb2670838-x64.msu

  7. Download and install Update KB2786081

    • x86: http://download.microsoft.com/download/4/8/1/481c640e-d3ee-4adc-aa48-6d0ed2869d37/windows6.1-kb2786081-x86.msu
    • x64: http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/8/f/18f9ae2c-4a10-417a-8408-c205420c22c3/windows6.1-kb2786081-x64.msu

  8. Download and install Update KB2834140

    • x86: http://download.microsoft.com/download/f/1/4/f1424ad7-f754-4b6e-b0da-151c7cbae859/windows6.1-kb2834140-v2-x86.msu
    • x64: http://download.microsoft.com/download/5/a/5/5a548bfe-adc5-414b-b6bd-e1ec27a8dd80/windows6.1-kb2834140-v2-x64.msu

  9. Restart the computer after installing the required updates.

[Step 2] Install Internet Explorer 11

  1. Open the Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
  2. Execute FORFILES /P %WINDIR%\servicing\Packages /M Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-*11.*.mum /c "cmd /c echo Uninstalling package @fname && start /w pkgmgr /up:@fname /norestart"
  3. Download the installation file for Internet Explorer 11 at https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17621/internet-explorer-downloads.
    Name the file IE11 and save it in your Downloads folder.
  4. Open the Command Prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
  5. Execute PATH\IE11.exe /update-no
    Replace PATH with the location of the file, for example C:\Users\Username\Downloads\IE11.exe /update-no.
  6. Restart the computer to finish the installation.

Nick Bostrom
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Nick Bostrom

Nick Bostrom is Professor at Oxford University, where he is the founding Director of the Future of Humanity Institute. He also directs the Strategic Artificial Intelligence Research Center. He is the author of some 200 publications, including Anthropic Bias (Routledge, 2002), Global Catastrophic Risks (ed., OUP, 2008), Human Enhancement (ed., OUP, 2009), and Superintelligence: Paths, Dangers, Strategies (OUP, 2014), a New York Times bestseller.

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