windows update just seems to hang while checking.


  1.    27 Mar 2017 #551
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    The update for IE9 plus the update for Kernel-Mode Drivers.
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  2.    28 Mar 2017 #552
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    *Nod* Will do. I'll let you all know how it turns out next month then. Thanks.

    I should probably also mention I've got eight "Optional"s I've been putting off. I'm wondering what Vista WU will do once Microsoft has cut off the flow, and have been considering making attempts in May, June, etc. to find out.
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  3.    28 Mar 2017 #553
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by Volume Z View Post
    Update F: Update for Excel 2010 SP2 (Office 2010 only)
    Users of Office 2010 do not have to depend on KB3178690 anymore.

    Fix released for the botched Excel 2010 security patch KB 3178690 @ AskWoody

    Regards, VZ
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  4.    03 Apr 2017 #554
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by lmacri View Post
    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 Search for Windows Updates takes forever? - A possible solution 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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    Remember folks the KB4012497 win32k.sys update is a "temporary" fix that will speed up Windows Update searching/checking until April 10, 2017. If Microsoft releases a newer win32k.sys update on April 11 (Patch Tuesday for April and EOL for Vista), the KB4012497 update will no longer work and the "checking for updates" problem may come back on 4/11/2017 (and will require another new win32k.sys update).

    I've already put Vista out of its misery on my mom's old Dell Inspiron e1405 laptop a few years ago (which used to have pre-installed Vista Home Basic Edition and upgraded to Win7 SP1 Home Premium Edition). Patching the windows update agent app directly would have been the long-term solution (as Microsoft did for Win7 SP1 with the KB3161608 and KB3172605 updates), but MS didn't develop a newer windows update agent/client for Vista SP2 (beyond WUA v7.6.7600.256) which is a big bummer.
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  5.    04 Apr 2017 #555
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Hi Guys

    This is my first post on this forum so bear with me, i am still struggling with Windows Updates on my 32bit Vista Laptop
    and hope i can get some needed help on here.
    As of December 2016 i think i was fully updated with 21 Updates on the 3rd December, then between the 15th and 20th
    of December downloaded another 12 updates.
    Since then it's been very hit and miss and i have only downloaded the speed up files listed next, January KB3216775 and
    March KB'S 4012204. 4012497 and 4012583.

    So far today my laptop has been on for 5 hours and I'm still waiting for updates to come through is there something i am
    missing here or what, i have seen others only waiting 1 hour for updates to come it really is a pain, so any help for me i would
    be most grateful thanks.
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  6.    04 Apr 2017 #556
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Also install any applying of this month's Security Updates for Compatibility Pack SP3, Excel 2007, Word 2007, Excel 2010, Word 2010. See:

    Microsoft Community

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  7.    10 Apr 2017 #557
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Please install these updates , after reboot, you can check out new update by using windows update. ^_^

    KB3164033
    KB3205638
    KB4012497
    KB4012583

    Quote Originally Posted by Rainsberger View Post
    Hi Guys

    This is my first post on this forum so bear with me, i am still struggling with Windows Updates on my 32bit Vista Laptop
    and hope i can get some needed help on here.
    As of December 2016 i think i was fully updated with 21 Updates on the 3rd December, then between the 15th and 20th
    of December downloaded another 12 updates.
    Since then it's been very hit and miss and i have only downloaded the speed up files listed next, January KB3216775 and
    March KB'S 4012204. 4012497 and 4012583.

    So far today my laptop has been on for 5 hours and I'm still waiting for updates to come through is there something i am
    missing here or what, i have seen others only waiting 1 hour for updates to come it really is a pain, so any help for me i would
    be most grateful thanks.
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  8.    10 Apr 2017 #558
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by DeanMao View Post
    Please install these updates , after reboot, you can check out new update by using windows update. ^_^
    KB3164033 KB3205638 KB4012497 KB4012583
    Hi DeanMao:

    That list looks out-of-date. The Microsoft Update Catalog shows that KB3164033 (MS16-074: Description of the security update for Microsoft Graphics Component: June 14, 2016) has been superseded by the newer KB3203859 (MS16-132: Description of the security update for Microsoft graphics component: November 8, 2016).

    windows update just seems to hang while checking.-supersedence-chain-vista-sp2-3164033-june-2016-png

    If Rainsberger is correct that he was fully patched as of December 2016 [i.e., KB3191203 (rel. 11-Oct-2016); KB3203859 (rel. 08-Nov-2016); KB3205638 (rel. 13-Dec-2016) were previously installed] and he has recently installed KB4012204, KB4012497 and KB4012583 from March 2017 then he should have all the required Vista SP2 speed up patches for the March 2017 Patch Tuesday updates. As Volume Z noted in post # 556, he might need to pre-install additional updates if he has MS Office or the MS Office Compatibility Pack installed on his system.

    Tomorrow is 11-Apr-2017, the official release date for the April 2017 Patch Tuesday updates, so anyone still having problems with "Checking for updates..." hangs and slow Windows Updates might want to wait a few days for feedback on how well the next speed up patch for April 2017 works.
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  9.    11 Apr 2017 #559
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    I was fully patched as of March 2017 and pre-installed three updates this month: the KB4015195 recommended by Dalai at http://wu.krelay.de/en/, KB4015380 (which now replaces KB3203859 from 08-Nov-2016) and the IE9 cumulative update KB4014661. Windows Update ran to completion in 55 min on my 32-bit machine (the initial "Checking for updates..." phase only required 35 min) and found 11 Important and 2 Optional additional updates. The two updates for my MS Office Compatibility Pack didn't seem to have any significant impact on my "Checking for updates..." hang this month and the only minor glitch I noticed was that the installation of the large April 2017 MS .NET Framework Rollup seemed very slow.

    windows update just seems to hang while checking.-windows-update-history-11-apr-2017-jpg

    If you have a supported version of MS Office or the MS Office Compatibility Pack that still receives security updates via Windows Update this can significantly increase your "Checking for updates..." hang. Volume Z has already updated his download links for additional April 2017 updates for MS Office-related products in peggybeggs' thread why has vista stopped automatic updates? that could help speed up Windows Update if this applies to you.

    I've now revised my instructions on page 1 of m#l's thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours for the April 2017 Patch Tuesday updates. My full list of required speed up patches currently stands at KB3191203 (rel. 11-Oct-2016); KB3205638 (rel. 13-Dec-2016); KB4012583 (rel. 14-Mar-2017); KB4015195 (rel. 11-Apr-2017); KB4015380 (rel. 11-Apr-2017). I've listed KB4014661 (April 2017 cumulative update for IE9) as an optional update since it seems to help reduce "Checking for updates..." hangs on some systems, especially if your system is several month's out-of-date. Download links and step-by-step installation instructions are posted in m#l's thread.
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    Last edited by lmacri; 15 Apr 2017 at 12:46.
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  10.    11 Apr 2017 #560
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by lmacri View Post
    I was fully patched as of March 2017 and pre-installed three updates this month: the KB4015195 recommended by Dalia at Search for Windows Updates takes forever? - A possible solution, KB4015380 (which now replaces KB3203859 from 08-Nov-2016) and the IE9 cumulative update KB4014661. Windows Update ran to completion in 55 min on my 32-bit machine (the initial "Checking for updates..." phase only required 35 min) and found 11 Important and 2 Optional
    Thanks Imacri!

    Installing updates:
    KB4015195
    KB4015380
    KB4014661

    seemed to yield the same results here -- about 1 hour total.

    Question...what do we do next month? Ha-Ha!
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