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Solved: Click turn off to install important updates

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by bkdc, Jul 10, 2008.

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  1. bkdc

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    I'm looking for some help on this one.
    I just installed SP3 on my HP and everything appeared to go well. Then as directed I installed the additional security updates. However, everytime I click the "Turn Off Computer" button it will display the message to Click turn off to install important updates...... I have done this several times & the message keeps appearing.

    I've restored to the point following the SP3 install, no luck.
    I have also removed an SQL update (KB948109) which I thought may be the problem, still no luck.

    I can't seem to get rid of the message..... Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
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    To those 39 or so users that took the time to read my post, Thanks.:)
    I guess that this was just one of those puzzling unique problems.

    For future reference I am posting the solution which I received from another support forum. (No offense intended it is just that I can not take credit for the solution).
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    Disable the Automatic Updates service in services.msc. Then delete the contents of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution.

    Turn Automatic Updates service back on and then restart your PC and head to Windows Update to install the updates that need installing again.

    This process gets rid of any hotfixes that are awaiting installation and allows you to start afresh.
     
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