(Note: at first I thought that this was a problem for Windows 7 x64 but it also has occurred on Windows XP 32-bit. I do not have Vista but can imagine that it may happen for this Operating System, also so I am republishing my article here. The link below for hiding updates for Windows 7 should work for Vista.)
For Windows users the most recent Patch Tuesday on 9/10/13 has created an annoying issue for some users with updates for the Microsoft Office 2007 Suites (related to the Microsoft Office Compatibility pack). The particular problem updates are KB 2760588 and 2760411, (although I have seen one or two others listed in online forum discussions.)
As of today's date Microsoft has issued a statement that they are working to fix the problem. In the meantime users experiencing this issue are advised to hide the two updates until a fix becomes available.
This link shows the response from a Microsoft support engineer: http://tinyurl.com/lh52twe
This link shows how to hide updates in addition to providing other helpful hints for troubleshooting update installation issues:http://windows.microsoft.com/en-in/wind ... ng-updates