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~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
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> I have a Dell Inspiron 530 running Windows Vista Home Premium. I received
> message "Windows Update: Restart your computer to finish installing
> important updates: Windows can't update files and services while the
> is using them. Make sure to save your files before restarting." I am
> a choice to restart now or postpone. When I restart, the same message
> When I checked Windows Update, the same message appears.
> When I review update history, I see
> Windows Vista update KB953733 is pending
> Windows Vista update KB953733 failed, on the day before
> Windows Vista update KB951072 failed, the next day it installed
> Windows Vista update KB954464 failed, the next day it installed
> I went to the Microsoft page to download KB953733 manually and receive the
> message "This update does not apply to your system".
> How can I get update KB953733 installed so that I can get the restart
> message to go away?