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Used the reset button to restart.
Prompted me about not being shutdown properly. (if it didn't I would just use F8)
Choose Safe Mode with Command Prompt.
Changed directory to just c:\windows
Ran a rename of this directory: c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution to c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution.old
(ren c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution c:\windows\SoftwareDistribution.old)
Reboot

another way :

1. Put in my vista CD
2. Click next on the language options i clicked "system recovery options" along the bottom
3. Then i clicked"system restore"
4. Then i clicked on a earlier point before i installed the update.

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