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  1.    07 Nov 2016 #401
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Legit copies can still be activated however you have to be sure that the key is legit and isn't being used anywhere else.
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    I haven't tried testing any Win32K.sys speed up patches yet for the November 2016 Patch Tuesday updates but wondered if anyone had any feedback on the following:

    As far as I can tell from the Microsoft Security Bulletin for November 2016 , the November 2016 Win32K.sys speed up patch (for users who were fully patched as of October 2016) is KB3198234 (MS16-135: Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers: November 8, 2016). I can't find any download links for KB3198234 on the Microsoft Download Center and it looks like users will have to search the Microsoft Update Catalog at http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3198234 vista for the .msu standalone installers.

    I also checked the supersedence chains and KB3164033 (rel. 14-Jun-2016) has now been replaced (superseded) by this month's KB3203859 (MS16-132: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component: November 8, 2016) - see the MS16-132 Security Bulletin as well as the Package Details tab for KB3164033 at http://www.catalog.update.microsoft....a-7846ff129f9c).

    If all my assumptions are correct, a clean re-install of Vista SP2 would now require the following to speed up Windows Update as of 08-Nov-2016: KB3078601 (rel. 18-Aug-2015); KB3109094 (rel. 07-Dec-2015); KB3185911 (rel. 13-Sep-2016); KB3191203 (rel. 11-Oct-2016); KB3198234 (rel. 08-Nov-2016); KB3203859 (rel. 08-Nov-2016).

    Dalai's webpage at http://wu.krelay.de/en/ still hasn't been updated today so I'm curious to see what he's going to suggest for Vista SP2 this month.
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    I have successfully updated today after pre-installing KB3198234 from Microsoft Update Catalog, but the bad news is that checking for the remaining November 8 updates took 50 minutes (15 minutes longer than last month in my case). In light of Imacri's post, someone might want to try pre-installing both KB3198234 and KB3203859.

    Dalai has updated his page, but I'm pretty sure that his suggestion of KB3193418 is an error due to an incorrect link at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-135.
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by Vistaar View Post
    I have successfully updated today after pre-installing KB3198234 from Microsoft Update Catalog, but the bad news is that checking for the remaining November 8 updates took 50 minutes (15 minutes longer than last month in my case). In light of Imacri's post, someone might want to try pre-installing both KB3198234 and KB3203859.

    Dalai has updated his page, but I'm pretty sure that his suggestion of KB3193418 is an error due to an incorrect link at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-135.
    Hi Vistaar:

    Thanks for the early feedback. When you ran Windows Update did it install KB3203859 (MS16-132: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component: November 8, 2016) along with your other important updates? Actually, 50 minutes to run Windows Update doesn't sound that bad to me. After installing KB3191203 (rel. 11-Oct-2016) last month to speed up patch my October 2016 Patch Tuesday updates, Windows Update took 1 hr 15 min in total, with the initial "Checking for updates..." phase taking up the first 45 min.

    I also noticed the incorrect link in the MS16-135 Security Bulletin that points to an installer for KB3193418 instead of KB3198234 for Vista SP2 when I was poking around this afternoon. I just refreshed Dalai's webpage at http://wu.krelay.de/en/ and noticed he has three possible speed up patches for November 2016 (KB3193418, KB3194371 and KB3203859). I was in contact with Dalai last month via private messaging and will ask him if he meant to list KB3198234 instead of KB3193418.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lmacri View Post
    When you ran Windows Update did it install KB3203859 (MS16-132: Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component: November 8, 2016) along with your other important updates?
    Yes. I even got MSRT this month; but like last month, there's a Security Update for Microsoft Video Control (KB3198218) that I did not get, most likely because I have TV Pack 2008 installed:

    windows update just seems to hang while checking.-november-8-updates-jpg

    KB3194371 doesn't appear to replace anything, so it would most likely have no real accelerating effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vistaar View Post
    Dalai has updated his page, but I'm pretty sure that his suggestion of KB3193418 is an error due to an incorrect link at https://technet.microsoft.com/library/security/MS16-135.
    Hi Vistaar:

    I see Dalai has now revised http://wu.krelay.de/en/ for Vista SP2 - KB3193418 has been removed and replaced with the correct KB3198234.
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by Vistaar View Post
    I have successfully updated today after pre-installing KB3198234 from Microsoft Update Catalog, but the bad news is that checking for the remaining November 8 updates took 50 minutes (15 minutes longer than last month in my case). In light of Imacri's post, someone might want to try pre-installing both KB3198234 and KB3203859.
    I was fully patched as of October 2016 and pre-installed KB3198234 (but not KB3203859) to speed up Windows Update for my November 2016 Patch Tuesday updates.

    This month Windows Update required 1 hr 30 min (including 1 hr 10 min for the initial "Checking for updates..." phase) to find and install 15 important updates after the KB3198234 Windows kernel-mode driver (Win32K.sys) speed up patch was installed. That's very similar to my October 2016 Patch Tuesday updates, which took about 1 hr 15 min (including 45 min for the initial "Checking for updates..." phase) to find and install 11 important updates after I installed last month's Win32K.sys speed up patch KB3191203.

    I have now revised my 16-Jun-2016 step-by-step instructions on page 1 of m#l's thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours for the November 2016 Patch Tuesday updates. These instructions include links to all required Win32K.sys speed up patches for users who either failed to install their October 2016 Patch Tuesday updates last month or reinstalled / restored their Vista SP2 OS to an earlier date and can't get Windows Update to run to completion.
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    Can someone link me to the x64 kernel/s to speed the downloads please? Thanks.

    Is it Security Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB3198234) at Microsoft Update Catalog ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by VFN View Post
    Can someone link me to the x64 kernel/s to speed the downloads please? Thanks.

    Is it Security Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB3198234) at http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3198234%20Vista ?
    Hi VFN:

    Yes, clicking the Download button for the "Security Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB3198234)" in the search results should open a dialog box with a link to the correct x64 installer for 64-bit Vista (windows6.0-kb3198234-x64 _d35cbdb3fee35903e7ea4901a38f18f9376cd94f.msu)

    windows update just seems to hang while checking.-microsoft-update-catalog-search-results-kb3198234-jpg

    If you only want to see search results for 64-bit Vista, search the Microsoft Update Catalog with the string "KBxxxxxxx Vista x64" where xxxxxxx is the 7-digit KB number (e.g., search for "KB3198234 Vista x64" without the quote marks).
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    Thanks as always.
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