error code 80240016

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Mary Ann, Dec 19, 2008.

  1. Mary Ann

    Mary Ann Guest

    I just checked the coomunity page and found the question regarding the
    verbage installing update but don't know how to find the answer. The last 2
    evenings when I shut down my PC it states " do not power off or unplug your
    machine - installing update 1 of 15" and does nothing. The next day I
    unplug and start the system again. It is annoying. What do I do?

    Thank you
     
    Mary Ann, Dec 19, 2008
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  2. Here is a fix for conflicting Updates, by MVP TaurArian

    How to rename the SoftwareDistribution folder in Vista -
    1. Stop the Windows Update service (make sure you are logged on as an
    Administrator)

    Start button || Control Panel ||System and Maintenance ||Administrative
    Tools
    Double-click Services
    (Provide the Administrator password or confirmation if prompted to do so.)
    Right-click the Windows Update service and click Stop.

    2. Click Start, type %windir% in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.

    Locate and rename the SoftwareDistribution folder.

    3. Start the Windows Update service

    Start button || Control Panel ||System and Maintenance ||Administrative
    Tools
    Double-click Services
    (Provide the Administrator password or confirmation if prompted to do so.)
    Right-click the Windows Update service and click Start.

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    Mark L. Ferguson, Dec 20, 2008
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