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  1.    03 Jul 2017 #601
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by lmacri View Post
    Just a warning to users following this thread that the WSUS Offline Update tool v10.9.2 was the last version to support Vista SP2. ...
    Good news. I just noticed that a special extended support release (ESR) v9.2.2 of the WSUS Offline Update tool was released today (03-Jul-2017) for older platforms like Win XP and Vista. According to the change log at http://download.wsusoffline.net/ this ESR v9.2.2 of the tool should also install the new June 2017 updates listed the Microsoft Security Advisory 4025685: Guidance for older platforms: June 13, 2017 for protection against the NSA-leaked exploits EnglishmanDentist, EsteemAudit, and ExplodingCan.

    I'll revise Note 6 of my instructions in m#l's thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours to alert users about this new ESR v9.2.2 of the tool later today.
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by lmacri View Post
    Good news. I just noticed that a special extended support release (ESR) v9.2.2 of the WSUS Offline Update tool was released today (03-Jul-2017) for older platforms like Win XP and Vista. According to the change log at WSUS Offline Update - Update Microsoft Windows and Office without an Internet connection this ESR v9.2.2 of the tool should also install the new June 2017 updates listed the Microsoft Security Advisory 4025685: Guidance for older platforms: June 13, 2017 for protection against the NSA-leaked exploits EnglishmanDentist, EsteemAudit, and ExplodingCan.

    I'll revise Note 6 of my instructions in m#l's thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours to alert users about this new ESR v9.2.2 of the tool later today.
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    I just did a clean install this weekend and was looking for a way to update. Thank you for this post and the link to your guide.
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  3.    15 Jul 2017 #603
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    I read in Webuser that there was a June emergency patch for Vista.
    Could someone give me a direct download for this update?
    I went to Microsoft Update Catalog but could not search the pages for some reason (It was stuck on page 1).
    I'm not having much luck today
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autobahn View Post
    I read in Webuser that there was a June emergency patch for Vista....
    Hi Autobahn:

    There were five new updates released for Vista SP2 in June 2017 that were not delivered via Windows Update and must be installed manually. The links in post #588 should redirect you to the correct download pages on the Microsoft Update Catalog, but if that doesn't work then many of the download links the original the Microsoft Security Advisory 4025685: Guidance for Older Platforms: June 13, 2017 will redirect you to .msu installers posted on the Microsoft Download Center.

    I've also posted a thread titled More Shadow Brokers Exploits Patched June 2017 for Win XP and Vista in the MS Answers forum with further details.
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by lmacri View Post
    Hi Autobahn:

    There were five new updates released for Vista SP2 in June 2017 that were not delivered via Windows Update and must be installed manually. The links in post #588 should redirect you to the correct download pages on the Microsoft Update Catalog, but if that doesn't work then many of the download links the original the Microsoft Security Advisory 4025685: Guidance for Older Platforms: June 13, 2017 will redirect you to .msu installers posted on the Microsoft Download Center.

    I've also posted a thread titled More Shadow Brokers Exploits Patched June 2017 for Win XP and Vista in the MS Answers forum with further details.
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    Thanks for your help as always.

    So I should be as up to date as I can be now.

    The last installs I did were the very last Windows updates before they stopped, apart from these emergency June 2017 ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Autobahn View Post
    So I should be as up to date as I can be now. The last installs I did were the very last Windows updates before they stopped, apart from these emergency June 2017 ones.
    Hi Autobahn:

    If Windows Update was able to able to install your April 2017 Patch Tuesday updates (i.e., the last batch of security updates released before the end of extended support for Vista SP2) and you manually installed the five out-of-band updates released for Vista SP2 in June 2017 (see the MS Answers thread More Shadow Brokers Exploits Patched June 2017 for Win XP and Vista) then you should have all available Vista SP2 updates.

    The simplest way to check is to run Windows Update and see if it finds any available updates, but your post # 592 from 25-Jun-2017 indicates you're having problems with Windows Update and aren't really sure if you received your April 2017 Patch Tuesday updates. You didn't respond to my questions in post # 593 so here's a screenshot of the April 2017 Patch Tuesday updates installed my own 32-bit Vista SP2 computer from Control Panel | Programs | Programs and Features | View Installed Updates that should help you figure out if you received your April 2017 updates.

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    My windows update hangs while checking,after install updates for Office 2007,before is worked.
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by BorisKV View Post
    My windows update hangs while checking,after install updates for Office 2007,before is worked.
    Hi BorisKV:

    Can you confirm that Windows Update delivered your April 2017 Patch Tuesday updates on or around 11-Apr-2017 when extended support for this operating system ended (see the image of my Windows Update history for April 2017 in in post # 606)? When you open your IE9 browser and go to Help | About Internet Explorer, what is the Update Version? If Windows Update delivered your April 2017 Patch Tuesday updates it should be v9.0.60 (KB4014661) or higher.

    windows update just seems to hang while checking.-ie9-version-kb4014661-april-2017-png

    Do you have the MS Office Compatibility Pack SP3 installed in addition to MS Office 2007? Even if you were fully patched as of 11-Apr-2017, there are new Office-related speed-up patches for MS Office 2010, MS Office 2007 and/or the MS Office Compatibility Pack SP3 that must be pre-installed every Patch Tuesdays (the second Tuesday of the month) to get Windows Update working again if these products are installed on your system. See Volume Z's current list of required speed up patches for the July 2017 Patch Tuesday updates on page 1 of peggybeggs' thread why has vista stopped automatic updates?.

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    Thank you.
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Please note that the MS Answers forum just underwent a major software update last week (see Cristal Reg's announcement New Site Design for Microsoft Community) and many of the links I posted earlier in this thread are now broken and will throw a "We are sorry...The page you requested is not available at this time" error.

    The step-by-step instructions for fixing the "Checking for updates..." hang and speeding up Windows Update can now be found on page 1 of m#l's thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours at https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-update/updates-not-working-it-has-been-searching-for/92cd6922-17f6-4730-b46b-91a480b95dd3. These instructions should patch Vista SP2 and IE9 up to the end of extended support on 11-Apr-2017.

    If you have MS Office 2010, MS Office 2007 and/or the MS Office Compatibility Pack SP3 installed then see Volume Z's post on page 1 of peggybeggs' thread why has vista stopped automatic updates? at https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-update/why-has-vista-stopped-automatic-updates/42c98c78-157b-44b7-858a-3ba92933cb90 for a list of additional Office updates that must be pre-installed to speed up Windows Update. Note that 08-Aug-2017 is the August 2017 Patch Tuesday so Volume Z will likely be revising that post tomorrow with download links for any new Office speed up patches released with this month's Patch Tuesday updates.

    Once Windows Update has run successfully and patched Vista SP2 and IE9 with the last batch of April 2017 security updates (i.e., to the end of extended support) see if you need to manually install any of the five special out-of-band security updates released in June 2017. See More Shadow Brokers Exploits Patched June 2017 for Win XP and Vista at https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_vista-update/more-shadow-brokers-exploits-patched-june-2017-for/9c4bb6c9-79bd-4313-b92c-dfb23f4c5711.
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