windows update just seems to hang while checking.


  1.    01 Jun 2017 #581
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by lmacri View Post
    it looks like you're missing your January 2017 updates as well.
    He has KB3216775 installed.

    Catching up from January 2017 with IE9, but not MS Office installed = KB4015195 and KB4014661 essential.
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  2.    01 Jun 2017 #582
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by Volume Z View Post
    He has KB3216775 installed.

    I stand corrected. I check my old post # 487 in this thread and confirmed that KB3216775 was the only Vista SP2 security update released for the January 2017 Patch Tuesday updates.
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  3.    01 Jun 2017 #583
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Thanks for the replies lmacri and Volume Z.

    Okay, just to be sure before proceeding.

    I went back through this thread and it appears that there wasn't a release from MS for February 2017 Windows Updates,
    so would the focus be only on March 2017 and April 2017 Windows Updates?

    And my comp does have IE9 installed,
    so do I download and install these?:
    KB4012583, KB4015195, KB4015380, and KB4014661

    Or do I download and install these?:
    KB4015195, and KB4014661
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  4.    01 Jun 2017 #584
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    KB4015195 and KB4014661 are indispensible for your scenario. KB4012583 only becomes critical in the absence of KB3191203. KB4015380 only becomes critical in the absence of KB3203859 and KB3164033 and KB3140735 and KB3087039.

    Begin with KB4015195 and KB4014661. Make sure to have KB3191203 installed (released October 2016), which is very likely, and to have any of KB3203859, KB3164033, KB3140735 and KB3078039 installed - which is practically sure.

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  5.    01 Jun 2017 #585
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Okay, I download KB4015195 which was 1.5 MB (not yet installed).
    However the file size for KB4014661 is 30 MB. Is that correct?
    (Microsoft Update Catalog)

    KB3191203(installed) in Windows Update History.

    KB3203859(installed) and KB3164033(installed) and KB3140735(installed) and KB3087039(installed) all in Windows Update History.
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  6.    01 Jun 2017 #586
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    It's correct.
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  7.    01 Jun 2017 #587
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Downloaded and installed both KB4015195 and KB4014661.
    Checked Windows Updates manually and after about 12 minutes was notified that there were 17 Important Updates.
    Downloaded and installed all 17 Important updates successfully.

    After the restart something caused Windows theme to change back to classic and had to restart Windows Theme services.
    Windows Vista Home Premium taskbar changed to classic colour scheme - Microsoft Community

    Other than that all seems to have went well.

    Thanks again Volume Z.
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  8.    15 Jun 2017 #588
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Just an FYI that Microsoft has released more important "out-of-band" security updates in June 2017 to protect Vista SP2 and other operating systems from possible attacks by so-called Shadow Broker vectors created from the NSA-leaked exploits EnglishmanDentist, EsteemAudit, and ExplodingCan. See Woody Leonhard's Computerworld article There's a reason Microsoft is patching Windows XP again this month for further details.

    I read the Microsoft Security Advisory 4025685: Guidance for Older Platforms: June 13, 2017 referenced in Woody's article, and after checking my installed updates at Control Panel | Programs | Programs and Features | View Installed Updates I confirmed that I was missing all five patches in Tables 2 and 3 that apply to Vista SP2. Note that I was fully patched as of April 2017 and already had all the patches for Vista SP2 listed in in Table 1. Here's what I was missing:

    KB4018271 (Cumulative Security Update for Internet Explorer 9: May 9, 2017)
    KB4018466 (Security Update for the Windows SMB Information Disclosure Vulnerability: May 9, 2017)
    KB4021903 (LNK Remote Code Execution Vulnerability: June 13, 2017)
    KB4024402 (Windows Search Vulnerabilities: June 13, 2017)
    KB4019204 (Security Update for the Windows win32k Information Disclosure Vulnerability: May 9, 2017)

    Has anyone who was fully patched as of April 2017 received any of these Vista SP2 security updates via Windows Update? I've run three Windows Updates since the June 2017 Patch Tuesday updates were released on 13-Jun-2017 (see the aside below) and didn't receive any of these patches. I manually installed all five standalone .msu installers today using the Vista SP2 download links in the Microsoft Security Advisory 4025685: Guidance for Older Platforms: June 13, 2017 since I have no idea if or when Windows Update is ever going to deliver these security updates.
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    Aside: If you were fully patched as of April 2017 and have MS Office 2007, MS Office 2010 or the MS Office Compatibility Pack SP3 installed please remember that you will have to install the latest speed up patches for these products listed in Volume Z's post on page 1 of peggybeggs' thread why has vista stopped automatic updates? to prevent Windows Update from hanging at "Checking for updates...".
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  9.    15 Jun 2017 #589
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    FYI, I'm running Windows Vista Ultimate x64 and haven't had any luck so far installing a Windows Update "optional download" security update and other standalone security updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

    This has happen in the past when Vista was still supported by MS. Windows Update hangs stating it's downloading and the standalone installers hangs searching for updates.

    IIRC it was a while Vista's Windows Update had problems and then began to work again. I can't remember if I've ever been able to install a stand alone update from the Microsoft Update Catalog.

    Haven't had any luck so far installing these downloaded updates

    windowsserver2003-kb4012598-x64-custom-enu_f24d8723f246145524b9030e4752c96430981211
    Windows6.0-KB2347290-x64
    Windows6.0-KB975517-x64

    windows6.0-kb4018466-x64-custom_f745d7719f346e656afb0cb2fae119d303a689a0
    windows6.0-kb4021903-x64_d945e443391871f55a9d01d3fdd4c6c48370ecec
    windows6.0-kb4024402-x64-custom_a53e6cda8028f207a3664e12ee23e401914e55a9
    windows6.0-kb4019204-x64-custom_d9d9d6baa3ea706ff7148ca2c0a06f861c1d77c4

    and

    Windows Update, Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB3217877)
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  10.    16 Jun 2017 #590
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    You will after doing the following:

    Quote Originally Posted by albertz View Post
    Others have turned off Windows Update by selecting "Never check for updates" from Windows Update settings. Changing the setting to "never" should stop and disable Windows Update. A reboot may be neccsary after changing this setting.
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