I go to google.com and type in MICROSOFT INSTALLER CLEANUP UTILITY. Armed with this tool I can remove the pending install of the item that is trying to install.
-> Yes you will see dire warnings and more about this tool but I will not write a word about that but share this is how I fix it.
Can anyone tell what this is and do I need it? It popped up about a week ago when a tried to play a Shockwave game. It will try to install, get 3/4 done and then reset to try and install again for two more times. Finally the game comes up. I have searched Google and the articles I found make no sense. Microsoft's site makes no sense and I cannot find it in my program or common files. I have no Sony products on my PC. If you can help I'll bake you a cake!