Thu, Mar 25 2010 23:42
Fixing a bit of pending.xml
If you ever get a stuck Win7/Vista or Server 2008 on installing patch 3 of 3 it may be a stuck pending.xml file...
1. You need to delete this file - C:\windows\winsxs\pending.xml
2. You need to run this command at a c:\ that is running with elevated credentials.
click on Start
Find the command prompt in the start menu
right mouse click on it
choose "Run as administrator"
In the resulting "elevated" command window then
Type in the following commands:
takeown /f C:\Windows\winsxs\pending.xml
cacls C:\Windows\winsxs\pending.xml /G :F
Then delete the file
Vista/Win7/Win2k8 all use the same patching process and this getting stuck on 3 of 3 is more often seen on Vista, less on Win7, sometimes on Win2k8.
Go there for the latest WU for 64bit:
If THAT doesn't work then look at the log files here:
1. Boot into Safe Mode with Networking and run System Files Checker (SFC):
Open command prompt as an administrator, then type in "SFC /SCANNOW" without quotes.
2. Run CheckSUR:
Run CheckSUR from the link below and collect the generated log:
"Description of the System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista, for Windows Server 2008, for Windows 7, and for Windows Server 2008 R2”
If you are not able to find CheckSUR, please visit the link below:
The log files are:
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