Enable TLS 1.2

TerryWallis

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I have been using Vista since 2008. In 2018 I had to have a new main drive. Vista's reinstalled & running smoothly as always.
I have the latest Firefox for Vista - 52.9.

In order to get some software verified I need to connect with the vendor so I can reinstall it. It seems the problem doing this is Vista not being TLS 1.2 capable. I'm told this can be rectified but how ? Has anyone done this ?

Thanks,
Terry Wallis
 

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Vistaar

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Welcome back to Vista Forums TerryWallis. I have done exactly that running Vista x86, and once posted instructions in post #1 of IE9: Last Supported Browser for Vista. I am quite confident that the instructions are accurate for Vista x86, however I’m less certain about the additional registry changes for Vista x64, which I never used (but your previous posts suggest that you are running Vista x64). Of course your Firefox browser supports TLS 1.2 by default, but it sounds like you need TLS 1.2 enabled systemwide for reasons that are not entirely clear. Update KB4056564 (which superseded KB4109276 of VistaLover’s original post) should accomplish exactly that.
 

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wither 3

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Hi TerryWallis-

I got this link-


from Imacri in this thread-


Hope it helps.
 
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TerryWallis

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Hello both. Yes, I have x64 Home Premium.

I was sent a link to John Haller's blog where he recommended getting 2018-05 Security Update for Windows Server 2008 for x64-based Systems (KB4056564) which I did. I clicked on it & Windows stand-alone installer told me it was searching & it did that an hour before I had to stopped it to go out.

Your right - it's the system. I checked Internet Options & have TLS1.0 & SSL 3.0. Firefox isn't the problem. I need that update.
The software vendor says until I can get TSL1.2 working he cannot help. The installer's now looking for the update again but I won't hold my breath. I've got fast fibre bb too & everything is very quick.........

If I can't get Vista enabled with TLS 1.2 I may have to install W7 as I need that software. to work Odd how it worked for 10 yrs until Vista was reinstalled.
 

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Vistaar

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..Windows stand-alone installer told me it was searching & it did that an hour...

...If I can't get Vista enabled with TLS 1.2 I may have to install W7 as I need that software. to work Odd how it worked for 10 yrs until Vista was reinstalled.
It sounds to me as if you never dealt with the well-known issue that has affected Windows Update since before Vista’s EOL, i.e. your Vista isn’t even updated to April 2017, and you probably still have Internet Explorer 7. If I am correct about that, perhaps you should begin with why has vista stopped automatic updates? If you would prefer to watch an instructional video, then I would suggest
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MtGYgxfpkeg

Frankly, I suspect that your unnamed software no longer supports Vista, and installing W7 is a good idea for many reasons (e.g. W7 is still supported by browsers and security software).
 

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wither 3

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Go to Windows Updates and set the updater to never check for updates. Reboot. Then try the standalone installer.
 

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Vistaar

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I notice that “terryindorset” posted the same question at MSFN today, and the John Haller link provided by jaclaz looks good to me. As you may have noticed, step 1 of Haller’s instructions called for updating Vista to EOL. I’m more than happy to let Imacri of MSFN assist you with that very boring topic! Only when you’re done with that should you try the standalone installer again.
 

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TerryWallis

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It might be helpful & less contentious if you read my first post where I wrote 'I have been using Vista since 2008. In 2018 I had to have a new main drive. Vista's reinstalled & running smoothly as always.
I have the latest Firefox for Vista - 52.9.'

I fail to see why the software I mentioned hold such a fascination. I did say it was working smoothly before I had Vista re-installed.

The updater still doesn't work even with Windows Update off.
Now, as for whatever sounds to you - see the attached jpg for my updates list...............

MSFN hasn't replied which is why I was forlornely hoping for tips here. I can see I am saddly mistaken.grab_021.jpggrab_021.jpg
 

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SIW2

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From your screenshots, it looks like you are only getting defender updates. Did you get all the updates to EOL after you reinstalled in 2018 - or is it only the defender updates you have received?
 

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Vistaar

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I did read your first post, and have now read it again. If I was incorrect in concluding that you were unfamiliar with an issue that has been well-known for years, then please allow me to apologize for my error.
The updater still doesn't work even with Windows Update off.
After setting Windows Update to “Never check for updates,” did you click OK and restart? The standalone installer should definitely not consume much time searching if you have done that, but it might give an error such as “does not apply to your system” if my earlier conclusion was correct after all.
 

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TerryWallis

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The machine is on automatic update & appears to have them all. This screenshot is of the end of the list I can see. You can tell me otherwise.
I installed KB4056564 yesterday.
 

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Vistaar

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I’m afraid the Windows updates in your last attachment are quite old and you may be lacking several years’ worth of patches after all. I have followed your MSFN thread with interest, and Imacri seems more than willing to write a book just for you if that’s what it takes to resolve your Windows Update issue.

Other posters are more interested in the topic you actually posted about: enabling TLS 1.2. There was some confusion about the registry edits needed for Vista x64 (which almost no one actually uses, including me), so I hope your registry isn’t fouled up now. In this post, jaclaz confirmed the registry path by consulting IE9: Last Supported Browser for Vista, which is actually the same link I provided for you in post #2 above. I am very sorry that you did not find that link to be helpful. (I suppose my writing isn’t very good.)
 

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Vistaar

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If I can't get Vista enabled with TLS 1.2 I may have to install W7 as I need that software.
At MSFN you say that you “use W7 in 3 other machines...” Is there some good reason why you can’t simply use one of those for this?
 

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    Intel Q6600
    Memory
    3 GB
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    NVIDIA GeForce 8500 GT
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