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Error 0X80073AFC" while installing prerequisite updates for Internet Explorer 11

I've not updated my IE since when I installed windows and I've IE8 installed by default of windows 7 Sp1.
when I run IE 11 setup it asks for Prerequisite updatesand when I run them then it shows error "0x80073afc" and it stops.
How can I install IE 11 and see how it is.
Original Title : Internet Explorer 11 failed to install

Anwsers to the Problem Error 0X80073AFC" while installing prerequisite updates for Internet Explorer 11

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Hello Tabish,
Thank you for visiting Microsoft Community Forum.
As per the description, I understand that you tried to update your current Internet Explorer 8 version to Internet Explorer version 11 and it required you to install prerequisite updates before installing Internet Explorer 11.
You get 0x80073AFC error while trying to install these prerequisite updates.
I would appreciate if you can provide us the following information to help us understand the issue better.
There are a number of prerequisite updates for Internet Explorer 11, what is the KB number of updates that gives this error message?
Are you able to install other Windows updates?
Which security software is currently installed on your computer?

When you install Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7, the installer program tries to automatically install some prerequisite components.
If this part of the installation fails, Internet Explorer stops the installation process.
In this situation, you must install the prerequisite software manually before you can install Internet Explorer 11 for Windows 7.
Here is the list prerequisite updates for Internet Explorer 11
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2847882/en-us
The error code 0x80073afc (ERROR_MUI_FILE_NOT_FOUND) can be caused by the corrupted installation file.
Let’s try these methods below and check if that solves the problem.
Method 1:
Let’s put the computer in clean boot state and try to install the updates again.
Clean boot is the process of starting your computer by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs so that you can determine whether a background program is interfering with your computer performance.
When you start Windows by using a normal startup, several applications and services start automatically, and then run in the background.
These programs include basic system processes, antivirus software, system utility applications,
and other software that has been previously installed.
One or more of these programs may cause Windows to run slow.
Through Clean boot we can identify which particular program is causing this issue.
You may follow the steps in the article below to perform clean boot.
How to perform a clean boot in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
Note: After you have finished troubleshooting, follow these steps from section “How to reset the computer to start normally after clean boot troubleshooting” to reset the computer to start as usual.
Method 2:
If Windows fails to install the updates, we can also try to download the updates from Microsoft official website and install manually.
Hope this helps.
Please let us know the results.
Feel free to write us back for any further assistance.

Boot in Safe Mode:

  • Open Run command as previously descrembed
  • Type MSConfig
  • Click on Boot tab
  • Tick Safe boot in Boot option
  • Select Network
  • Click Apply and OK
  • Reboot your system

Your system will boot in Safe mode with Networking. You may now try and open Windows Store and should not see any errors.

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