Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (KB2455033) failed with Code 643

Yesterday tried to install ‘Security Update for Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 (KB2455033)’ via Windows update on Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit but it failed with Code 643. Installation constantly failed with Code 643 – Some updates were not installed.

Currently Google search does not shows anything useful, however Microsoft Connect have listed 4 workarounds. I tried only last one, and it worked.

Posted by AleALEJANDRO on 4/14/2011 at 3:28 AM
It works!

1. Install this to update Visual C++ Compiler:

2. Install this to update the rest:

For more information go to MS Connect – Error installing Windows Update KB2455033.

Below are gallery with relevant screenshots.

Test Silverlight speed or Test CPU speed with Silverlight

While we were developing SilverBench (online multicore CPU benchmarking with Silverlight), I found one interesting benchmark project.

It is called Balls / Bubblemark animation test. You can test and directly compare speed / performance for the following programming languages: JavaScript, Silverlight (C#), Flash (ActionScript) and Java. Source code is provided. Project is maintained from 2007 and last time updated in mid 2009.