I had set out to do an overdue update to the ThinkVantage software on my IBM ThinkPad R51e.
All went well until I tried to install the ThinkPad Configuration Update. Overall progress went to 99%, then backtracked to 98%, then eased back up to 99% again. Back and forth, back and forth.
I tried this installation repeatedly in the course of several days. I tried it as a directly downloaded-and-installed process. I tried it as a deferred update installation. Always the same results.
I searched Google. I searched Lenovo’s forums. I found no help. Read it all