Completely stuck with updates...

elc79

New Member
Hi, i tried to install the updates of my syster's laptop, it was so slow not only for Windows Update so i decided to reinstall Windows. All right with the install, all right with the updates, but then SP2 was installed and after that i try to make another updates and it's always seeking for updates, last time at least for 2 hours and i dont retrieve nothing. Many times i reset softwaredistribution folder, tried many microsoft fixes, but the problem is there and i dont know how to fix it, any help please?
 

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Vistaar

Vista Guru
Welcome to Vista Forums elc79. The issue you describe is very familiar to other Vista users. Unfortunately it seems to be Microsoft's fault and there is no known fix at the user end. See http://www.vistax64.com/windows-updates/303992-windows-update-just-seems-hang-while-checking.html.

SP2 was released in 2009, so the number of updates since then is very large. My best advice is to change the setting for Windows Update to either "never check for updates" or "check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them." Allow as many hours as it takes to check for updates, then deselect a large majority of them and install only relatively small batches at one time (I would suggest less than ten).
 

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  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium x86 SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion Elite m9150f
    CPU
    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT

ilikefree

Vista Guru
Gold Member
I would go with the notify you of updates option and then forget about them
Windows will eventually catch up with you
If you are installing an update and it gets stuck, then is the time to rename the software distribution folder
(you have to stop Windows update service first, and restart it again after)
Full instructions have been given earlier on the thread mentioned by Vistaar
 

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  • Manufacturer/Model
    Lenovo Thinkpad T400
    CPU
    Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo P8700 @ 2.53GHz
    Motherboard
    LENOVO 64734VM
    Memory
    2.00GB Single-Channel DDR3 @ 531MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel Mobile Intel 4 Series Express Chipset Family
    Sound Card
    Conexant 20561 SmartAudio HD
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    15 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 800
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    1x 180GB Intel 530 series SSD
    1 x 120GB Hitachi 5400rmp
    1 x 650GB Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    1x 1Tb Western Digital Elements 5400rpm
    Internet Speed
    Medium for New Zealand
    Other Info
    Weakest part of my computer is the graphics chipset.
    Only ever used a laptop.
    Also use USB Freeview TV Card
    Lenovo Docking Station
    External Speakers
    Other bits a pieces as needed

elc79

New Member
It's strange, Windows Update it's so slow, but i can download manually any update from Microsoft and it's quick, and later install these updates one by one, install one, reboot and install another, because if i try to install one after another without reboot the installer stucks seeking for updates, i don't know why the installes seeks for updates with an independent installer but it was happen.

I think is a trouble caused by Microsoft, they want you to migrate to newest software, but what do you do if your hardware dont support this new software? Throw the laptop to the trash? This really sucks.

I left the laptop this morning at 9, note that i am from Spain, and right now Windows Update ended the seeking, 170 updates 541.4mb. It's so slow downloading the updates as is to seek this?
 

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