Vista Ultimate Update Process is stalled at the following point:

mlynch02

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I am attaching New Folder (2) content which are Snips from the process of attempting to install five Updates per the procedure.
 

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mlynch02

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Just a silly question but:

Has anyone reported getting any and all Vista Updates installed successfully?

Perhaps, I am fighting a loosing battle!
 

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Vistaar

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....SFC states it found problems and fixed them all. The other two times I ran it, it said the same thing.
If you run sfc /scannow again, it should find “no integrity violations.” If sfc continues to find problems, then you have a problem. Restoring your OS from a factory image that has been stored on a hard drive as old as Vista is no longer a good idea in many cases. If your OS was corrupt from the moment of restoration as I suspected, it probably won’t be fixed by installing “outdates” (those patches are too old to continue calling them “updates” IMO). I would suggest a clean install of Vista as mentioned in my previous post. I might add “or better yet, a clean install of Windows 7” except you mentioned a “working” Win7 system earlier in the thread. If you prefer Vista’s appearance, it’s possible to make Win7 look just like Vista. If you enjoy trying to make do with outdated browsers, you could install one on Win7. Vista is perhaps a bit too old for novices now.
 

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mlynch02

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I started with a Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate DVD, that included SP1.
I then applied SP2 which I down loader off the Internet.
Then I applied the 200 plus Updates.
Finally, I arrived where I am at know.
I will rerun the SFC again right now and post it's findings.
 

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mlynch02

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Ran SFC twice in a row, each time it claims to have found corrupted files!

Is there another Utility that does what SFC does that I could try just in case SFC is the problem?
 

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mlynch02

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Here is the Report from having run SFC.
I hope this helps you solve my dilemma!
ALSO
Please give me your feedback on my question:
Has anyone reported getting any and all Vista Updates installed successfully?
 

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mlynch02

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Forgot to attach the Report
 

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Vistaar

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I started with a Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate DVD, that included SP1.
That should’ve been mentioned on page 1 of this thread. Wonder how many years ago the DVD was burned (they don’t last forever).
 

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Vistaar

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Ran SFC twice in a row, each time it claims to have found corrupted files!
I seem to recall that @wither 3 had that issue perhaps 2 years ago. I believe he ultimately bought a new hard drive (I.e. your hard drive is probably worn out).
 

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Vistaar

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Please give me your feedback on my question:
Has anyone reported getting any and all Vista Updates installed successfully?
As Imacri already discussed on page 1, a new issue with the .NET rollup was first reported at another forum at the end of March. ( A needed certificate is no longer automatically installed.) Imacri also wrote about Windows Live Essentials (which was an optional update in the first place, and like Imacri, I never installed it). Other than that, it should still be possible to update Vista AFAIK. I dislike multi- page threads and will probably not post again. Good thing you have a working Windows 7 system! You might want to make a backup image of it...
 

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mlynch02

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"I dislike multi- page threads and will probably not post again."

Was it the Report from running the System File Checker that caused you to bail?

If it was, I will delete it if will shrink the thread to less than one Page.

What we are here for is a solution and long Threads should not prevent that.
 

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mlynch02

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Any Forum Member who has been reading / following this Thread, please disregard my Posts 26 and 27 as they caused the Thread to be too long. Continue to supply potential solutions and I will try them. If (we / I) are successful, it should benefit other Forum Members. My apology for over responding to Vistaar's recommendations / guesses!
 

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lmacri

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Hi mlynch02:

Further to the Windows Update 80070490 errors for six security updates shown in post # 21, the MS support article MS support article KB947821: Fix Windows Update Errors by Using the DISM or System Update Readiness Tool states that error 80070490 is a generic error (Windows could not search for new updates) that has many different causes, but MS MVP TaurArian's post in Windows Update Error Code 80070490 also notes that this error is often caused by a corruption in the Component Based (CBS) manifest. Try running the System Update Readiness Tool (SURT) as instructed in that MS support article (use download link to the 64-bit Vista SP2 version of the SURT at Download System Update Readiness Tool for Windows Vista for x64-based systems (KB947821) [October 2014] from Official Microsoft Download Center) to see if it can fix these errors. After you run the tool, a Checksur.log file should be saved in C:\Windows\Logs\CBS.

Aside from KB4014984 (April 2017 MS .NET Framework Quality Rollup) the updates throwing these 80070490 errors all seem to be related to Windows Server and cryptography/digital certificate handling, and they could be unique to your Vista Ultimate OS which includes features like BitLocker disk encryption, IIS (Internet Information Services for Windows Server), Network Access Protection, etc. For example, KB2813430 and KB2862966 improve cryptography and digital certificate handling in remote hosts, KB2868626 is a Win Server 2003 update, KB967723 is a Win Server 2008 update, and KB2808679 is an optional hot fix to protect against internal URL port scanning. If you successfully applied the MicrosoftRootCertificateAuthority2011.cer certificate file as instructed in post # 14 then I don't know why the .NET Framework rollup KB4014984 still won't install correctly, but the other five updates might not even be necessary for your system if you aren't using your Vista Ultimate machine as a client/server on a domain.

You also said in post # 20 that "Vista has ballooned to over 212GB's since I started this install, beginning with a new Disk Drive." If this is the 1 TB drive shown in your image in post # 21 did you perform any quality checks on this new drive before you performed your clean reinstall of Vista Ultimate? If this is a SATA HDD (i.e., not a SSD) you might want to run a thorough Check Disk that scans for and attempts recovery of bad sectors (e.g., chkdsk /r) as instructed in the tutorial How to Run Check Disk at Startup in Vista or Windows 7, just in case System File Checker (sfc /scannow) is writing files that need to be repaired into a bad sector and causing SFC to find the same corrupted files after every boot-up. A Check Disk of a 1 TB hard drive could take several hours and should not be interrupted once it starts. Check Disk logs can be viewed in the Windows Event Viewer under Windows Logs | Application (Source = Wininit; Event ID = 1001).

It might also be helpful if you could attach a copy of your Windows Update log (C:\Windows\WindowsUpdate.log) to you next reply.
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mlynch02

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Thank you for your response!

I will begin working on it later today.
 

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lmacri

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Forgot to attach the Report...
Hi mlynch02:

I'm not an expert at analyzing System File Checker (SFC) scan logs, but I took a quick look at the SFCdetails.txt excerpt from your CBS.log file in post # 27 and all I saw were several errors related to non-English language files and secpol.msc. As far as I can tell SFC is looking for files in the "store" (the cached backup of "good" system files at C:\Windows\WinSxS\Backup) to replace corrupted files in various C:\Windows\System32 language subfolders (where Windows keeps Multilingual User Interface .MUI language files that allow you to change the language of your Windows interface). Here is some sample output from the last SFC scan in that SFCdetails.txt file:

2020-07-04 09:37:09, Info CSI 0000118d [SR] Repairing corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:58{29}]"\??\C:\Windows\System32\cs-CZ"\[l:20{10}]"secpol.msc" from store
2020-07-04 09:37:09, Info CSI 00001190 [SR] Repairing corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:58{29}]"\??\C:\Windows\System32\ar-SA"\[l:20{10}]"secpol.msc" from store
2020-07-04 09:37:09, Info CSI 00001193 [SR] Repairing corrupted file [ml:520{260},l:58{29}]"\??\C:\Windows\System32\ru-RU"\[l:20{10}]"secpol.msc" from store
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2020-07-04 09:37:10, Info CSI 000011a8 [SR] Repair complete
2020-07-04 09:37:10, Info CSI 000011a9 [SR] Committing transaction
2020-07-04 09:37:10, Info CSI 000011ad [SR] Verify and Repair Transaction completed. All files and registry keys listed in this transaction have been successfully repaired
I don't know why there is a reference to the "secpol.msc" file in each line of output, except that unlike Vista Home Basic and Vista Home Premium, your Vista Ultimate OS comes with a Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc), and secpol.msc is the Local Security Policy that displays a subset of security settings within the Local Group Policy Editor (see the Network & Servers article GPEdit vs SecPol). I know there is a setting you can use in the Local Group Policy Editor that will force all users to use the same language in the Windows interface (see the Win 7 / Vista Ultimate tutorial How to Overwrite the Display Language of All Users with the System Display Language), so these recurring SFC repairs could be more of a nuisance than a real problem as long as you don't see an error when you type secpol.msc in the Run window to open Local Security Policy.
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mlynch02

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Thank you for your help and encouragement but I'm overwhelemed.
I have surrendered!
I have hidden all the non-installed Updates.
Now, I am struggling to get a Browser that does not have Certificate Errors.
IE-9 is installed and I tried to install FireFox but failed every time.
Is there someone that can help me through this Browser / Certificate Problem?
 

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    Yes
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Vistaar

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Giving up on Vista is actually not a bad idea for novices in 2020, but here’s a download link for Firefox ESR 52.9.0 32-bit offline installers (neither the current Firefox Quantum nor any 64-bit version of Firefox supports Vista): Directory Listing: /pub/firefox/releases/52.9.0esr/win32/. Of course you should download it to your working Windows 7 system and transfer it to your poor old Vista system. There does indeed appear to be another certificate issue with IE9 these days (Microsoft having zero incentive to keep things nice and easy for those who want to reinstall legacy versions of Windows), but it’s nine years old and not a good browser for today’s internet in any case. (Only outdated browsers will work on Vista or XP, as I sort of mentioned earlier.)
 

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mlynch02

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Question!
I went to the Link and chose the English Version.
It downloads to above the Task Bar on my W-7 PC.
From that point on, there is no option to copy it to Media, only to install it.
How do I get it to the Vista PC?
Do I install it on W-7 and then copy some installed file to Vista?
 

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mlynch02

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Here is what the Download looks like:
 

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Vistaar

Vista Guru
Edited: Considering that the OP somehow managed to manually install the “speed-up” patches prior to posting (see post #7), I think my leg was being pulled!?
 
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