windows update just seems to hang while checking.


  1.    1 Day Ago #541
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    No
    I have a replacement disc from MS, as the original is gone, and the new disc has SP2 already in it.
    Yes they all installed successfully.

    I've tried that suggestion ages ago, and no difference.

    I do have Office 2010 installed, but I have the exact same issue with another Desktop, which does not have Office installed.

    Right now, I am trying WSUS Offline Update on the laptop.
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  2.    19 Hours Ago #542
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by it0uchpods View Post
    I do have Office 2010 installed, but I have the exact same issue with another Desktop, which does not have Office installed. Right now, I am trying WSUS Offline Update on the laptop.
    Hi it0uchpods:

    Post back and let us know how well Torsten Wittrock's WSUS Offline Update tool works. Most Vista SP2 users I know who use this tool think it's great, but it can be a bit confusing for new users until they've figured out how to trigger the installation process.

    I'm still not clear about what you did after the SP2 service pack was installed. The Vista SP2 service pack was released 25-May-2009 and comes bundled with IE7, not IE9. Your list of .msu installers in post # 539 includes KB4012204 (Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 9 for Windows Vista: March 14, 2017) so I'm not sure how this update installed successfully unless you had already upgraded your browser to IE 9 before trying to patch your Vista SP2 OS. Did you run a script to install these .msu installers, and if so did you confirm at Control Panel | Programs | Programs and Features | View Installed Updates that all these updates installed successfully before running Windows Update? The WUSA might not display an error message even if an update fails to install correctly, depending on the switches (e.g. /quiet /norestart, etc.) used when running these scripts from an elevated command prompt.

    A fresh re-install of Vista SP2 now requires about 200 individual patches to bring it up-to-date. I always recommend that users patch their Vista SP2 OS after a clean re-install before installing any other software. If you installed other Microsoft products like MS Office 2010, IE9, MSE, etc. before patching your OS it would be very difficult for the latest Windows Update Agent v7.6.7600.256 for Vista SP2 (released June 2012) to find all available updates in one update session, even with speed up patches for Vista SP2, IE9 and Office 2010 pre-installed.
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  3.    19 Hours Ago #543
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Here are my steps on the Desktop, let's ignore the laptop for now.
    Installed Vista SP2 on clean HDD.
    Installed all previous and current speed patches
    Installed IE9
    Installed IE9 patch

    Hope that clears it up.

    I have used Offline WSUS now. It installed 172 updates. I will test if Win Update works when I am home.

    Kind Regards,
    Josh
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  4.    14 Hours Ago #544
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    OK
    The official very good working fix is to use Offline WSUS:
    WSUS Offline Update - Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection
    Use version 10.9.2: http://download.wsusoffline.net/wsusoffline1092.zip

    Then afterwards, It found 50 Updates in 5 mins IE9, Office 2010 installed, so all working. If you need help with Offline WSUS, I've found the perfect way to do it for Vista, and fix this exact issue, and I'll make a guide when I have some time.
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