http://msmvps.com/blogs/bradley/archive/2009/08/18/windows-needs-to-be-restarted-so-necessary-changes-to-system-files-can-be-made-before-continuing.aspx

You remember that post?  Forget the idea that it was due to a dvd player or anything like that.   Saw it on another laptop tonight…

Someone told me to check a registry key to see if something was left behind in the pendingfilerename section…

 HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager

Bingo. 

That’s what nailed me.  Now to figure out what that offending creature is, remove it and see if this time the Win7 update will occur.

 

3 Responses to Windows needs to be restarted so necessary changes to system files can be made before continuing revised:

  1. Vlad Mazek says:

    Does Karen know you read her email?

    -Vlad

  2. bradley says:

    Who do you think does her tech support?

  3. Dean says:

    Microsoft has serious bugs in the update mechanism for Win 7 and Server 2008 in that things get corrupted way too easily. It’s scary and needs to be addressed by Microsoft ASAP.