Further info: I have just run the Microsoft Fix it program and it states it has "Repaired Windows Update components" but it makes no difference on shutdown I am still getting the "Please do not power off or unplug your machine - installing updates 1of 2"
Running W7 Home premium sp1 on Zoostorm Intel 3Ghz i5 8Gb RAM. Each time I shut down I get: 2 windows updates that need to be installed. I looked in the database on PCA forums and thought I had found the solution, following the instructions that apparently came from MS site, and did the following, went into services stopped updates, changed the folder Windows> Software Distribution added OLD to the file name. Returned to services reactivated the updates and rebooted. However this does not seemed to have cured the problem. If I go to Update history, the following update shows 5 times as being a successful installed :Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656351). Running Belarc Advisor it shows two copies of this KB2656351 as two critical updates still required by the computer. Any advice appreciated.
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There's so much on the web about problems installing updates to NET.Framework, and, becuase you may need different versions, you need to check the version of each problem and sort out that one. What does puzzle me is that you say you have Windows7 and yet you've managed to install v4 for XP?
I think the frist thing to do would be to go to Uninstall a program in Control Panel and look for Microsoft NET.Framework4. if you have more than one version report back exactly what each says especially install on date, size and version. Remember, this is V4 - you should ignore any other versions at present. If you only have the one entry, select it and attempt to repair it (you get 2 options, repair and delete). Reboot and see what happens.
Try turning windows updates(automatically)off.Reboot and then change to let me choose when to download and install them.See if that helps?
Thanks for your time replying:
As far as : Security Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2656351)
As you can see this update is not just for XP but everything upto but not including W8. I looked at the updates and there are two copies both installed today (I presume after I changed the file name and re updated) one copy is under the heading Microsoft.NET Framework 4 Client profile and the other copy under the heading Microsoft.NET Framework 4 Extended. Right clicking only gives me the option of uninstall no fix option is offered. I haven't done it yet, but the uninstall option on them both seems the best option then try the Microsoft fix it program again and see if that sorts it. What do you think.
Forgot to mention these updates are version 1 according to the list.
Hiwatt thanks for that, yes I did that when I renamed the original Software distribution file.
Also the file downloaded waiting to be installed is this (KB2656351) even though it is showing as installed, that's why I am thinking maybe uninstall do a safe mode reboot and then try installing again ???
Tried uninstalling KB2656351 and reinstalling rebooting, Then ran Belarc Advisor again and it says this critical update is missing still.
The other update that seems to keep appearing is : Update for Microsoft .NET Framework 4 on XP, Server 2003, Vista, Windows 7, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2 for x64 (KB2600217)
But this does not appear as a missing update on Belarc Advisor
After uninstalling, did you reboot before re-installing? Also try safe boot-up after uninstalling.
Thanks for your input Xania, Yep rebooted after uninstalling with the update setting to Don't download or update unless selected. Then did a clean reboot and installed (for about the 10th time) with the same result, with the update saying that there were the two updates(previously named)ready to download even though the history of updates show these updates as being updated successfully installed numerous times. The only solution seems to be leave the updates to be selected manually and assume that as the history states they are installed correctly, and just ignore the reminders for these two updates.
I would be tempted to restore PC to a date before these problems started, make sure that you then change updates from automatic to install only giving you the option to download what you want.
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