So, I've had this problem for a while now. I think it's why I'm unable to do windows update, through windows update. I can sometimes download the hotfix, but that sometimes doesn't work either.
Anyway, whenever I reboot, then attempt to install something, I get this message;
user SYSTEM has previously initiated an install for product Visual studio 2008. that user will need to run the install again before they can use that product. Your current install will now continue.
It then lets me install something, if I attempt to install anything else it says "an install is already in progress".
This happens every single time after reboot.
Any idea what I can do to resolve this? I've reinstalled visual studio 2008 twice.