"Restart to finish installing" window won't go away

Discussion in 'Windows Update' started by Joel Asprooth, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. For several days (at least), a window with the following message has been a
    permanent and unwelcome fixture in the lower right-hand corner of my screen:

    "Restart your computer to finish installing important updates." It goes on
    to say that Windows can't finish installing recent updates unless the
    computer is restarted, and blah, blah, blah (Vista has taught me to hate
    Windows, and I won't look at the offending window just to retype the drivel
    in it). It has a restart button at the bottom of the window, as well as a
    "postpone" (or some similar word) button. You can choose to postpone the
    restart for 10 min, 1 hour, or a couple other choices, none of which is
    "FOREVER."

    Needless to say, I have re-started my pc dozens of times since this problem
    began, and in every way I can think of. NOTHING WORKS. This is the sort of
    Microsoft madness that Mac users thrive on--"Steve" would never do this to
    his users. Is there anyone out there who knows how to get rid of this window?
    Of course, Microsoft on-line help is totally USELESS in resolving this and
    every other problem I have ever had with a Microsoft product. I know only one
    solution that is certain to stop it: pulverize the computer. I am getting
    there, but ...
     
    Joel Asprooth, Mar 21, 2009
    #1
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  2. Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
    https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527

    For home users, no-charge support is available by calling 1-866-PCSAFETY in
    the United States and in Canada or by contacting your local Microsoft
    subsidiary. There is no-charge for support calls that are associated with
    security updates. When you call, clearly state that your problem is related
    to a Security Update and cite the update's KB number (e.g., KB999999).

    Support for Windows Update:
    http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport

    For more information about how to contact your local Microsoft subsidiary
    for security update support issues, visit the International Support Web
    site: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx

    For enterprise customers, support for security updates is available through
    your usual support contacts.
     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 21, 2009
    #2
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  3. Thanks a lot for nothing, you stuoid jerk. Why can't a Microsoft "Most
    Valuable Player" just answer a question about a problem that Microsoft
    created, rather than send me down another dead end website, to take out a
    "complaint ticket?" Or why didn't you just initiate the request, and get the
    problem solved, rather than force me to waste another evening trying to clean
    up a mess crerated by Microsoft. I know why: it's too much work for an
    overpaid stuffed shirt like you.
     
    Joel Asprooth, Mar 21, 2009
    #3
  4. Joel Asprooth

    TaurArian Guest

    MVPs are not employed by MS.

    BTW - The reboot required message is generated in the registry key
    .....HKEY_LOCA........................ oops, sorry, you don't want help, you
    just want to complain about MVPs.

    Have a good day. I don't want to waste any more of my precious time either.

    Bye

    K


    Joel Asprooth wrote:
    :: Thanks a lot for nothing, you stuoid jerk. Why can't a Microsoft
    :: "Most Valuable Player" just answer a question about a problem that
    :: Microsoft created, rather than send me down another dead end
    :: website, to take out a "complaint ticket?" Or why didn't you just
    :: initiate the request, and get the problem solved, rather than force
    :: me to waste another evening trying to clean up a mess crerated by
    :: Microsoft. I know why: it's too much work for an overpaid stuffed
    :: shirt like you.
    ::
    :: "PA Bear [MS MVP]" wrote:
    ::
    ::: Start a free Windows Update support incident request:
    ::: https://support.microsoft.com/oas/default.aspx?gprid=6527
    :::
    ::: For home users, no-charge support is available by calling
    ::: 1-866-PCSAFETY in the United States and in Canada or by contacting
    ::: your local Microsoft subsidiary. There is no-charge for support
    ::: calls that are associated with security updates. When you call,
    ::: clearly state that your problem is related to a Security Update and
    ::: cite the update's KB number (e.g., KB999999).
    :::
    ::: Support for Windows Update:
    ::: http://support.microsoft.com/gp/wusupport
    :::
    ::: For more information about how to contact your local Microsoft
    ::: subsidiary for security update support issues, visit the
    ::: International Support Web site:
    ::: http://support.microsoft.com/common/international.aspx
    :::
    ::: For enterprise customers, support for security updates is available
    ::: through your usual support contacts.
    ::: --
    ::: ~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
    ::: MS MVP-Windows (IE, OE, Security, Shell/User)
    ::: AumHa VSOP & Admin; DTS-L.net
    :::
    ::: Joel Asprooth wrote:
    :::: For several days (at least), a window with the following message
    :::: has been a
    :::: permanent and unwelcome fixture in the lower right-hand corner of
    :::: my screen:
    ::::
    :::: "Restart your computer to finish installing important updates." It
    :::: goes on to say that Windows can't finish installing recent updates
    :::: unless the computer is restarted, and blah, blah, blah (Vista has
    :::: taught me to hate Windows, and I won't look at the offending
    :::: window just to retype the drivel
    :::: in it). It has a restart button at the bottom of the window, as
    :::: well as a "postpone" (or some similar word) button. You can choose
    :::: to postpone the restart for 10 min, 1 hour, or a couple other
    :::: choices, none of which is "FOREVER."
    ::::
    :::: Needless to say, I have re-started my pc dozens of times since this
    :::: problem
    :::: began, and in every way I can think of. NOTHING WORKS. This is the
    :::: sort of Microsoft madness that Mac users thrive on--"Steve" would
    :::: never do this to his users. Is there anyone out there who knows
    :::: how to get rid of this window? Of course, Microsoft on-line help
    :::: is totally USELESS in resolving this and every other problem I
    :::: have ever had with a Microsoft product. I know only one solution
    :::: that is certain to stop it: pulverize the computer. I am getting
    :::: there, but ...
     
    TaurArian, Mar 21, 2009
    #4
  5. Huh?
     
    Ǝиçεl, Mar 21, 2009
    #5
  6. Bite me.

    PS: Ur spiel chukker's broke two

     
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Mar 21, 2009
    #6
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