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ppgrainbow

Windows Update taking forever?

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Is anyone having this problem lately?

I've been trying to update the Windows Vista x64 installation and so far, when I try to use Windows Update in the Control Panel, the green glowing progress bar under Checking for Updates seems to be moving endlessly and taking hours, if not, forever to try to check for updates. :(

Is there a easier solution to check for Windows updates on Vista without taking forever?

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1 hour ago, 5eraph said:

Seeing the same thing on Win7.  WinXP is not affected.

Not easier, but certainly faster than waiting an hour or more...  Check the Security Bulletin Summary for this month and access the individual downloads from there.

I had to go to this page on how to resolve the Windows Update lag issue: http://wu.krelay.de/en/

The updates that I installed in the past have already been installed so far: Windows6.0-KB3078601-x64.msu, Windows6.0-KB3109094-x64.msu, Windows6.0-KB3145739-x64.msu, Windows6.0-KB3164033-x64.msu and Windows6.0-KB3168965-x64.msu

The only update that I had to installed was Windows6.0-KB3177725-x64.msu.

I had to reboot and in the end, Windows Update started to work again; installed five more security updates for this month and reboot again. The next update will be in the second Tuesday in September and I will be checking to see if there are any changes that were made that will cause Windows Update to not work or not.

For now, the issue has been resolved. :)

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Is this issue still happening?  Noel was mentioning in an XP/Firefox thread that Windows Update runs in a single core and throttles CPU throughput ...  And the updates NEVER come.

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6 hours ago, JodyT said:

Is this issue still happening?  Noel was mentioning in an XP/Firefox thread that Windows Update runs in a single core and throttles CPU throughput ...  And the updates NEVER come.

This issue is still happening. It seems that it's getting harder and harder to update Windows Vista until the very end.

I will be abandoning Windows Vista in a few weeks when I do a in-place upgrade to Windows 7 using the Fully Packaged Product (FPP). Sad to say that Windows Vista will lose all support in April 2017. :(

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I still use Vista occasionally for refurbs and see this issue. While it seems there are specific KBs to fix this in 7, I never had heard about any similar fixes for Vista. I'm sure that a fix exists for it, but that the userbase still doing Vista installs is comparatively low.

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Sorry to revive this thread one last time, but this is the going to be the last Patch Tuesday for Windows Vista! After today, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates or provide any technical support for Windows Vista.

This is the final patch that you need to install before getting any updates on Windows Vista:

http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4015195 Vista

If you need to reinstall Windows Vista, you will need to apply these updates by order of month starting with the older versions.

Older Updates

KB3078601: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3078601 Vista

KB3087039: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3087039 Vista

KB3109094: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3109094 Vista

KB3145739: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3145739 Vista

KB3153199: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3153199 Vista

KB3164033: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3164033 Vista

KB3168965: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3164033 Vista

August 2016

KB3177725: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3177725 Vista

September 2016

KB3185911: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3185911 Vista

October 2016

KB3183431: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3183431 Vista

KB3191203: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3191203 Vista

November 2016

KB3194371: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3194371 Vista

KB3198234: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3198234 Vista

KB3203859: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3203859 Vista

December 2016

KB3204723: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3204723 Vista

KB3204724: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3204724 Vista

KB3205638: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3205638 Vista

January 2017

KB3216775: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3216775 Vista

March 2017

KB4012497: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012497 Vista

KB4012583: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012583 vista

Additional steps must be taken upon applying each update can be found here: http://wu.krelay.de/en/

With the list of patches that you need to install after you install or re-installed Windows Vista, this will solve your problem now that Microsoft has dropped Windows Vista support.

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23 minutes ago, jumper said:

> KB3168965: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3164033 Vista
If this is correct you might want to put a "[sic]" after it. These pages come up blank for me (in SM2.0.4), so I couldn't test it myself. :(
 

The KB3165965 update that I linked in older updates is correct. If you're using a very old version of SeaMonkey, you will need to update to SM 2.46 stable. SeaMonkey 2.49, based on Firefox 52, will be the last to support Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 without R2.

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> The KB3165965 update that I linked in older updates is correct.
And the link to that update would be: "...?q=KB3164033 Vista" or "...?q=KB3168965 Vista" or something else?
Also, shouldn't there be an ampersand concatenating "Vista" to the search term (instead of the space)?

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Using an & changes the results to ignore. Probably because 'vista' isn't a valid function for that page, and there is no value for it either. Using & looks like it makes the search ignore the words afterwards. It is really a space, so %20, although you can use a + there if you want.

http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3164033%20vista
http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3164033+vista
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Seem like dropped support for Vista coincides with the "CPU Block" that MS has put in place. Almost makes me want to migrate to Linux (heh). Thx for the links and info (was planning on loading Vista "for fun" on a Vista-Ready desktop I have).

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On 11.04.2017 at 10:58 PM, ppgrainbow said:

Sorry to revive this thread one last time, but this is the going to be the last Patch Tuesday for Windows Vista! After today, Microsoft will no longer issue security updates or provide any technical support for Windows Vista.

This is the final patch that you need to install before getting any updates on Windows Vista:

http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4015195 Vista

If you need to reinstall Windows Vista, you will need to apply these updates by order of month starting with the older versions.

Older Updates

KB3078601: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3078601 Vista

KB3087039: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3087039 Vista

KB3109094: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3109094 Vista

KB3145739: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3145739 Vista

KB3153199: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3153199 Vista

KB3164033: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3164033 Vista

KB3168965: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3164033 Vista

August 2016

KB3177725: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3177725 Vista

September 2016

KB3185911: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3185911 Vista

October 2016

KB3183431: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3183431 Vista

KB3191203: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3191203 Vista

November 2016

KB3194371: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3194371 Vista

KB3198234: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3198234 Vista

KB3203859: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3203859 Vista

December 2016

KB3204723: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3204723 Vista

KB3204724: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3204724 Vista

KB3205638: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3205638 Vista

January 2017

KB3216775: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3216775 Vista

March 2017

KB4012497: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012497 Vista

KB4012583: http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012583 vista

Additional steps must be taken upon applying each update can be found here: http://wu.krelay.de/en/

With the list of patches that you need to install after you install or re-installed Windows Vista, this will solve your problem now that Microsoft has dropped Windows Vista support.

Actually, it's not true. You have to install only four updates (five, if you have got IE9), to speed up the process:

KB3205638; KB4012583; KB4015195; KB4015380; KB4014661 (IE9)

If you have the Office 2007 or 2010 you have to install another four updates:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-update/why-has-vista-stopped-automatic-updates/42c98c78-157b-44b7-858a-3ba92933cb90?msgId=9366cc04-59d6-4b37-bee9-dffcdc7c602a

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On 5/24/2017 at 10:26 AM, sanszajnrege said:

Actually, it's not true. You have to install only four updates (five, if you have got IE9), to speed up the process:

KB3205638; KB4012583; KB4015195; KB4015380; KB4014661 (IE9)

If you have the Office 2007 or 2010 you have to install another four updates:

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-update/why-has-vista-stopped-automatic-updates/42c98c78-157b-44b7-858a-3ba92933cb90?msgId=9366cc04-59d6-4b37-bee9-dffcdc7c602a

you can forget about KB4015195 as it is superseded by KB4019204, which is actually made available for both Vista & Server 2008 this June 2017 on MS Update Catalog.

In May 2017, KB4019204 was made available only for Windows Server 2008 but they actually work for both Vista & Server 2008.

Open the KB4019204 MSU file (either windows6.0-kb4019204-x86_8301605396e05d4b8e2ee38fcb3cd801ad019cce.msu or windows6.0-kb4019204-x86-custom_cc1a90841c15759e36c5095580dfb0b32b34eb8a.msu) using 7zip, extract the "Windows6.0-KB4019204-x86-pkgProperties.txt" or "Windows6.0-KB4019204-x86-custom-pkgProperties.txt" file and read the ApplicabilityInfo line in that TXT file.  It says "ApplicabilityInfo="Windows Vista SP2;Windows Server Core SP2;Windows Server 2008 SP2;", which means the KB4019204 packages can be installed onto both Vista and Server 2008.

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