Problem after installing Updates Agent 7.6.7600.256

Only2

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Hello,

I re-installed everything, did the updates, but after SP2, they asked to install Windows Updates Agent 7.6.7600.256

After that, I wasn't able to update again (updates was running for 2 days without any results)

Still looking fo a solution to get this dinosaur every vista's updates till 2017

Thank you
 
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SIW2

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As volume Z already posted:

You need to download and run the 4 "speedup" updates. There is a fifth if you have installed ie9. I don't think there is any point in having ie9 now.

Here are the links for ease

for 64 bit:
windows6.0-kb3205638-x64
windows6.0-kb4012583-x64
windows6.0-kb4015195-x64
windows6.0-kb4015380-x64

for 32 bit:
windows6.0-kb3205638-x86
windows6.0-kb4012583-x86
windows6.0-kb4015195-x86
windows6.0-kb4015380-x86

If you have ie9 installed :
for 64 bit
ie9-windows6.0-kb4018271-x64

for 32 bit:
ie9-windows6.0-kb4018271-x86
 
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Vistaar

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I re-installed everything...Still looking fo a solution to get this dinosaur every vista's updates till 2017
If you re-installed from an old factory image, then I recommend running sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt before spending more time on Windows updates. A clean install of Vista might be necessary.
If you need a functional browser ASAP, then I would suggest a 32-bit build of Firefox 52.9.0. (Firefox x64 did not support Vista.)
The issue you describe has been well-known for years, and the link provided by Volume Z is among the best. Before attempting to manually install the 4 “speed-up” patches (64 bit in your case), it is important to set Windows Update to “Never check for updates” and restart the system!
 

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townsbg

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What do you mean? Please explain what's going on.
 

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Only2

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If you re-installed from an old factory image, then I recommend running sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt before spending more time on Windows updates. A clean install of Vista might be necessary.
If you need a functional browser ASAP, then I would suggest a 32-bit build of Firefox 52.9.0. (Firefox x64 did not support Vista.)
The issue you describe has been well-known for years, and the link provided by Volume Z is among the best. Before attempting to manually install the 4 “speed-up” patches (64 bit in your case), it is important to set Windows Update to “Never check for updates” and restart the system!
OK, so I have to manually install those 4 patches, then update the Update Agent or before ?
Thank you
 

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Vistaar

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OK, so I have to manually install those 4 patches, then update the Update Agent or before ?
After updating the Windows Update Agent.
 

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lmacri

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OK, so I have to manually install those 4 patches, then update the Update Agent or before ?
Thank you
Hi Only2:

Right-click on the Windows Update Agent .dll file at C:\Windows\system32\wuaueng.dll, choose Properties from the pop-up menu, and see if you have the latest available v7.6.7600.256 (released in June 2012) for Vista SP2.

Once you install the 4 or 5 Windows Update "speed up" patches listed in Volume Z's post on page 1 of peggybeggs' thread why has vista stopped automatic updates? the first thing Windows Update should do is to run a self-check to see if you have the latest available Windows Update Agent for Vista v7.6.7600.256 and then automatically install it if you have an older version. I don't have my Vista SP2 laptop with me today but see my 07-Apr-2019 post # 658 in ScousaJAY's thread windows update just seems to hang while checking that includes an excerpt from my Windows Update log at C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log showing I already have the latest Windows Update Agent v7.6.7600.256:

2019-04-07 14:56:11:834 1252 cac Setup Checking for agent SelfUpdate
2019-04-07 14:56:11:880 1252 cac Setup Client version: Core: 7.6.7600.256 Aux: 7.6.7600.256
...
2019-04-07 14:56:13:487 1252 cac Setup Setup package "WUClient-SelfUpdate-Core-TopLevel~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~7.6.7600.256" is already installed.
2019-04-07 14:56:13:487 1252 cac Setup SelfUpdate check completed. SelfUpdate is NOT required


There is an FAQ pinned at the top of this board titled How to Fix Vista SP2 "Checking for Updates..." Hangs and Slow Windows Updates with more background information on the cause of these slow Windows Updates.
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Only2

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After updating the Windows Update Agent.
Right-click on the Windows Update Agent .dll file at C:\Windows\system32\wuaueng.dll, choose Properties from the pop-up menu, and see if you have the latest available v7.6.7600.256 (released in June 2012) for Vista SP2.
Thanks to both of you, I fixed this one and it was looking good till error 800B0109.

Anything about this one?
 

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lmacri

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Thanks to both of you, I fixed this one and it was looking good till error 800B0109....
Hi Only2:

Did the error occur during installation of the Windows Update Agent v7.6.7600.256 or some other Vista SP2 update?

I am aware of three Vista SP2 users who recently encountered a Windows Update error 800B0109 ("A certificate chain processed, but terminated in a root certificate which is not trusted by the trust provider") when Windows Update tried to install KB4014984 (Security and Quality Rollup for NET. Framework 2.0, 3.0, 4.5.2, 4.6 on Windows Vista SP2 and Server 2008 SP2: April 11, 2017). I believe all three users recently performed a clean reinstall of Vista SP2 and installed MS .NET Framework v4.5 or 4.6 before patching their OS back to end of extended support so this might be a unique set of circumstances, but if you continue to encounter further certificate trust errors see greenhillmaniac's 06-Apr-2020 solution in mickey8811's Certificate Trust Provider Error Installing Updates in the Vista board of the MSFN forum for a possible fix. That post has a download link for a MicrosoftRootCertificateAuthority2011.cer file stored in greenhillmaniac's MEGA archive as well as instructions on how to add those trust certificates to your system.
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Only2

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Hi Only2:

Did the error occur during installation of the Windows Update Agent v7.6.7600.256 or some other Vista SP2 update?
It is after. Founds over 200 updates and then 1 critical goes to error 800B0109 related to KB4014984. Will try mickey8811's solution and let you know.
 

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Only2

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I believe all three users recently performed a clean reinstall of Vista SP2 and installed MS .NET Framework v4.5 or 4.6 before patching their OS back to end of extended support so this might be a unique set of circumstances, but if you continue to encounter further certificate trust errors see greenhillmaniac's 06-Apr-2020 solution in mickey8811's Certificate Trust Provider Error Installing Updates in the Vista board of the MSFN forum for a possible fix. That post has a download link for a MicrosoftRootCertificateAuthority2011.cer file stored in greenhillmaniac's MEGA archive as well as instructions on how to add those trust certificates to your system.
For future references : I had to install this "MicrosoftRootCertificateAuthority2011.cer" file as trusted certificates and then manually installed KB4014984 from "Microsoft Update Catalog". Finally, tried to run Windows Updates again and everything been sucessfully updated.

Thanks for the help.
 
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lmacri

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For future references : I had to install this "MicrosoftRootCertificateAuthority2011.cer" file as trusted certificates and then manually installed KB4014984 from "Microsoft Update Catalog". Finally, tried to run Windows Updates again and everything been sucessfully updated....
Hi Only2:

Thanks for your feedback. This new issue with KB4014984 sounds like it's going to be an ongoing problem for users performing a clean reinstall of Vista SP2 so I've added a footnote to my June 2016 instructions in the MS Answers thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours where I post as user Great White North.
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