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windows update just seems to hang while checking.

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Windows Update is still telling me that no updates are available this morning but it's possible that a new definition set hasn't been released for the anti-spyware version of Windows Defender for Vista SP2 since my definitions were updated to v1.259.37.0 yesterday . Checking from inside Windows Defender at Help | Check for updates didn't find any new definitions either, so I'll post back after I've done some more testing.
Hello Imacri,

Both of my Vista machines updated today with Defender definition version: 1.259.37.0

No other updates were available as of 11:15 am (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time
 

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lmacri

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...I didn't experience this Windows Update error 80248015 but I know of one other Vista SP2 user that did. See Phil 1953's thread Windows Vista Update in the MS Answers forum - I'm posting there as user Great White North.
Good news. I ran Windows Update today and received the latest Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB915597 (Definition 1.259.172.0) so last week's glitch that Vista1972 described in post # 619 doesn't seem to have done any permanent damage to Windows Update on my Vista SP2 machine.

Just an FYI that Volume Z has already updated his download links on page 1 of peggybeggs' thread why has vista stopped automatic updates? for today's December 2017 Patch Tuesday updates. There were no new "speed up" patches released this month for my MS Office Compatibility Pack SP3 but there were patches released for Word 2007 and Word 2010 that will have to be pre-installed before running Windows Update if you were fully updated as of 11-Apr-2017 and have these MS Office products installed on your Vista SP2 machine.
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32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.5.2 * NS Premium v22.11.2.7 * MS Office 2003 Professional SP3
 

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    Intel Core2Duo T5550 @ 1.83 GHz
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it0uchpods

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I did a WSUS Offline Update, Then installed KB4014661, KB4015195, and KB4015380. I got 78 updates from Windows Update with 15mins from searching. After that, Windows Update was once again stuck. I tried installing all the Windows Server 2008 Updates as well, but no improvement.

I tried installing KB4048970, but I get this update does not apply to your system, so I cannot advise if it works or not.

Kind Regards,
Josh
 

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System One

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    Custom Built
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    Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.4GHz
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    Asus P8P67 Pro
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    12GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX960 GAMING X 4GB
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    Realtek HD Audio (Built in)
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    Dell E2210H, Dell E2010HC, ViewSonic VA1917A
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    1920x1080, 1600x900
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    256GB Samsung 850Evo SSD
    1TB Toshiba 7200RPM HDD
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    Corsair CX750
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    Antec Solution SLK1650 (Old but I love it!)
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    Cooler Master Hyper 212EVO
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    Logitech M500
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    Dell Quietkey (Once again old, but feels great!)
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    Fast!
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    This is my main PC. It is custom built by me. I wanted to use Vista, but sadly some important software I need, and purchased, did not run on it. :(
It's a misconception installing the very latest release of the update for Kernel-Mode Drivers will solve it all.

It's a misconception any version of a Windows update released after EOL is required to solve the issue. Also, KB4048970 has been superseded on January 9th.
I do have Office 2010 installed

You may be missing KB4011660 and KB4011659.

why has vista stopped automatic updates?
 
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it0uchpods

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Hi,
It's Office 2007 now, I prefer that version.

Same updates?

Kind Regards,
Josh
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8P67 Pro
    Memory
    12GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX960 GAMING X 4GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (Built in)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell E2210H, Dell E2010HC, ViewSonic VA1917A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080, 1600x900
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung 850Evo SSD
    1TB Toshiba 7200RPM HDD
    500GB Toshiba 7200RPM HDD
    PSU
    Corsair CX750
    Case
    Antec Solution SLK1650 (Old but I love it!)
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212EVO
    Mouse
    Logitech M500
    Keyboard
    Dell Quietkey (Once again old, but feels great!)
    Internet Speed
    Fast!
    Other Info
    This is my main PC. It is custom built by me. I wanted to use Vista, but sadly some important software I need, and purchased, did not run on it. :(

it0uchpods

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Got em, will try tonight and report.

Thanks,
Josh
 

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System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8P67 Pro
    Memory
    12GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX960 GAMING X 4GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (Built in)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell E2210H, Dell E2010HC, ViewSonic VA1917A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080, 1600x900
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung 850Evo SSD
    1TB Toshiba 7200RPM HDD
    500GB Toshiba 7200RPM HDD
    PSU
    Corsair CX750
    Case
    Antec Solution SLK1650 (Old but I love it!)
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212EVO
    Mouse
    Logitech M500
    Keyboard
    Dell Quietkey (Once again old, but feels great!)
    Internet Speed
    Fast!
    Other Info
    This is my main PC. It is custom built by me. I wanted to use Vista, but sadly some important software I need, and purchased, did not run on it. :(

it0uchpods

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40 Updates found. Thank you!
That should be all of them, right? Since Vista and Office 2007 no longer receives patch Tuesday updates. I'll just continue installing the Server 2008 Updates.

Kind Regards,
Josh
 

My Computer

System One

  • Manufacturer/Model
    Custom Built
    CPU
    Intel Core i5-3570 @ 3.4GHz
    Motherboard
    Asus P8P67 Pro
    Memory
    12GB DDR3-1600
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX960 GAMING X 4GB
    Sound Card
    Realtek HD Audio (Built in)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell E2210H, Dell E2010HC, ViewSonic VA1917A
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080, 1600x900
    Hard Drives
    256GB Samsung 850Evo SSD
    1TB Toshiba 7200RPM HDD
    500GB Toshiba 7200RPM HDD
    PSU
    Corsair CX750
    Case
    Antec Solution SLK1650 (Old but I love it!)
    Cooling
    Cooler Master Hyper 212EVO
    Mouse
    Logitech M500
    Keyboard
    Dell Quietkey (Once again old, but feels great!)
    Internet Speed
    Fast!
    Other Info
    This is my main PC. It is custom built by me. I wanted to use Vista, but sadly some important software I need, and purchased, did not run on it. :(

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