windows update just seems to hang while checking.


  1.    16 Mar 2017 #531
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by Volume Z View Post
    It's KB4012497. With IE9 installed...
    Thanks very much.

    Took an hour to be notified of 13 updates, a minute to download and about 20 to install--a large chunk of which was the malware removal tool.

    ETA: Checked for Updates again and KB4011981 installed successfully.

    Thanks again.
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  2.    16 Mar 2017 #532
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by Volume Z View Post
    Hi DeathBlow,

    it's the updates for Compatibility Pack SP3, KB3128022 and KB3128024.

    Regards, VZ
    Hi, those files are .cab (winrar archive). How to install them?
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  3.    16 Mar 2017 #533
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    See:

    Microsoft Community

    Pick KB3178677 and KB3178682.

    Regards, VZ
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  4.    16 Mar 2017 #534
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Thanks, Volume Z, but for me Office updates weren't necessary to install manually, only KB4012497 and KB4012204.
    Now, my Vista x86 is fully updated thanks to your help.
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  5.    16 Mar 2017 #535
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Just an FYI that my step-by-step instructions on page 1 of m#l's thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours are now revised for the March 2017 Patch Tuesday Updates.

    The consensus among most early testers is that users who were fully patched as of January 2017 only need to install the KB4012497 (Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers and for Microsoft Graphics Component: March 14, 2017) recommended by Dalai at http://wu.krelay.de/en/ to speed up Windows Update in March 2017. That isn't too surprising since this is the update that includes the Windows kernel-mode driver (Win32K.sys) update in the file manifest. These users find that Windows Update often runs to completion in under one hour with this single speed up patch as long as they don't have a supported version of MS Office or the MS Office Compatibility Pack installed.

    Dalai's second speed up patch KB4012583 (part 1 of MS17-013 Security Update for Microsoft Graphics Component: March 14, 2017) and/or the KB4012204 (MS17-006 Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Vista: March 14, 2017) are likely more beneficial for users with 32-bit Vista SP2 machines with slow CPUs and limited amounts of RAM or users who have several months worth of updates waiting to be installed.
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  6.    17 Mar 2017 #536
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    I did as in the link in Imacri's post above and installed KB4012497, KB4012583 and KB4012204. A reboot and manual check for updates then found 10 more in under 5 minutes. All installed very quickly.

    Again, much thanks and kudos to all those that have figured this out. I guess next month marks the end of an era and I'm not sure what I shall do (run) on this 10yr old laptop. It will run W10 but its struggling more and more, Vista really flies, especially considering its very modest spec. I tried Linux earlier but just didn't take to it PLUS it was noticeably slower Vista.
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  7.    18 Mar 2017 #537
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Another update for Malicious software removal tool released today? Anyone else got that update or is it just me?
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  8.    21 Mar 2017 #538
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by bzbox View Post
    Another update for Malicious software removal tool released today? Anyone else got that update or is it just me?
    Hi bzbox:

    If you mean that you were re-offered the same v5.46 of this month's MSRT [i.e., you have more than one listing in Windows Update | View Update History for the Malicious Software Removal Tool - March 2017 (KB890830)] then you might want to read post # 493 of this thread.

    The re-offering of the MSRT is a common problem these days on Vista SP2 computers. I have my automatic Windows Updates permanently disabled [Windows Update | Change settings | Important updates | Never check for updates (not recommended)] and only run a manual Windows Update once a month on Patch Tuesdays after I've pre-installed Dalai's recommended speed up patch so I wouldn't even notice if I my machine had this issue.
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  9.    21 Mar 2017 #539
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Still struggling.
    I've installed all these manually:
    Screenshot by Lightshot

    Still stuck on Checking for Updates, this was a fresh Vista install on an older Sony laptop. :/
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  10.    21 Mar 2017 #540
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by it0uchpods View Post
    Still stuck on Checking for Updates, this was a fresh Vista install on an older Sony laptop. :/
    Hi it0uchpods:

    When you say you have a clean re-install of Vista, I assume you mean that you've installed service packs SP1 and SP2 and that all the .msu installers in your screenshot installed successfully.

    Did you terminate all background Windows Update sessions [Windows Update | Change settings | Important updates | Never check for updates (not recommended)] and re-boot - the re-boot is critical] before running your manual Windows Update as instructed on page 1 of m#l's thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours, and how many hours did you leave Windows Update running before you aborted?

    Please read Note 6 of those instructions if you have MS Office or a MS Office Compatibility Pack installed on your system. The search for available security updates for MS Office products can significantly increase the initial "Checking for updates..." phase of Windows Update, and there is a link in Note 6 to peggybeggs' thread why has vista stopped automatic updates? where Volume Z maintains a list of additional speed up patches for various MS Office products.
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