windows update just seems to hang while checking.


  1.    19 Jan 2017 #501
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Back in November I wiped off my Mom's old computer so that she could give it away and put Vista back on it. I ran it for 2 days trying to get updates after installing the manual updates and it still didn't find anything so I gave up and left that for the next owner. Other than those manual updates all I got on it was sp2 and IE9 both of which I did using manual downloads. M$ has screwed something up somewhere and they don't care to fix it. Dare I say that it might be intentional?
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  2.    19 Jan 2017 #502
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    Nor SP1. It was a day one OEM disc.
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  3.    24 Jan 2017 #503
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    I installed the latest KB3216775.
    In less than 10 minutes updates were found.
    I only had MSRT this month.
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  4.    14 Feb 2017 #504
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Just a heads up that Microsoft has delayed the scheduled release of today's February 2017 Patch Tuesday updates due to a "last minute issue" - see the notification just posted on the MS TechNet site titled February 2017 security update release.

    Woody Leonhard has started a discussion on his AskWoody.com site at Microsoft calls off Patch Tuesday that will likely be updated as further details become available.
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  5.    14 Feb 2017 #505
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by lmacri View Post
    Just a heads up that Microsoft has delayed the scheduled release of today's February 2017 Patch Tuesday updates due to a "last minute issue" - see the notification just posted on the MS TechNet site titled February 2017 security update release.

    Woody Leonhard has started a discussion on his AskWoody.com site at Microsoft calls off Patch Tuesday that will likely be updated as further details become available.
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    Thanks as always, lmacri. Are pre-installs expected to be necessary this month?
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  6.    15 Feb 2017 #506
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    Quote Originally Posted by VFN View Post
    Are pre-installs expected to be necessary this month?
    Hi VFN:

    We can't answer that question until we know what updates are being released for Vista SP2 for the February 2017 Patch Tuesday updates and a few of us have had a chance to test possible candidates on our own machines. If another speed up patch is required this month I suspect it will be another Windows kernel-mode driver or graphics component update with Win32k.sys in the file manifest. Vista SP2 is quickly approaching the end of extended support on 11-Apr-2017 and I think it would be overly optimistic to hope that Microsoft has purged some expired updates and cleaned up the supersedence chains to speed up the "Checking for updates..." hangs for Vista SP2 as they did for Win 7 SP1 last month (see post # 497).

    I expect Microsoft will post an official announcement on the MSRC TechNet blog at https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/msrc/ once the February 2017 Patch Tuesday updates are released. Just a reminder that January 2017 was the last month that Microsoft published a monthly Security Bulletin Summary for security updates released on Patch Tuesdays. As of February 2017, users who want to view Microsoft's list of available security updates must search their new Security Updates Guide database and its associated Software Update Summary. See the MSRC TechNet November 2016 blog entry Furthering our commitment to security updates as well as Woody Leonhard's InfoWorld article Microsoft to revamp its documentation for security patches for details.
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  7.    15 Feb 2017 #507
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    Thanks, lmacri.
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  8.    15 Feb 2017 #508
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by lmacri View Post
    Just a heads up that Microsoft has delayed the scheduled release of today's February 2017 Patch Tuesday updates due to a "last minute issue" - see the notification just posted on the MS TechNet site titled February 2017 security update release.
    The MSRC TechNet blog February 2017 security update release has now been revised and states "UPDATE: 2/15/17: We will deliver updates as part of the planned March Update Tuesday, March 14, 2017". I assume that means we won't see any new security updates released until the March 2017 Patch Tuesday updates.

    I've made a minor revision to my step-by-step instructions for speeding up Windows Updates on page 1 of m#l's thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours and noted that the current instructions are now valid to 13-Mar-2017.
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    Last edited by lmacri; 15 Feb 2017 at 23:46.
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  9.    28 Feb 2017 #509
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    What would you recommend for the following:

    I have a Vista disk image that consists of an early Vista Home Premium x86 OEM disc updated directly to SP1 and then SP2 using the stand alone installer packages. From that point it has all updates installed up to around June 2015. Nothing else has ever been installed apart from PC specific drivers etc. It is just Vista updated to that date.

    What would you recommend to bring this image up to date ? If I turn on updates it just locks up as per this thread.....

    I would really like to bring it fully to the end update wise if possible.
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  10.    28 Feb 2017 #510
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Manual installation of KB3191203, KB3203621, KB3203859, KB3205638 and KB3204723.

    Regards, VZ
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