windows update just seems to hang while checking.


  1.    13 Sep 2017 #611
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Hi everybody,

    I just updated office 2007 again using the information by Volume Z here:

    why has vista stopped automatic updates? - Microsoft Community

    Now I encountered a problem. I posted my request for help on that forum also, but maybe you guys have a solution:

    I have Vista home premium and office 2007 (dutch) installed.

    Today I installed the 2 given 'new' updates:

    KB4011064 (Compatibility Pack SP3) new
    KB4011062 (Excel 2007) new

    After that I ran windows update and it foud 7 additional office 2007 updates which I installed. When I check the installed updates under 'installed programs' it has installed 44 updates in total today. So far so good.

    However, when I open Outlook now it has somehow altered the language for the user interface. Not completely but half.... The task bar is shown in dutch but all options are now in I guess swedish or norwegian. I tried to alter the language in Outlook or in the Office language application, but nothing helps... As far as I can see Word and Excel are fully displayed in dutch as should be. I do not have any language interface packages installed. My guess is one of the updates is corrupt an alters the interface language partially..... 44 is quite a bunch to check manually, any suggestions which one it could be?

    Thanks for having a peak an please check my updates/edits below.

    Greetz, Master

    EDIT 1:
    I did a system restore to yesterday and the language setting is back to normal. So my conclusion is that one of the updates is truly corrupt.
    However I don't know which so it doesn't resolve the problem...

    EDIT 2:
    After the system restore I ran windows update the normal way. It took about 3,5 hours to complete. I installed the 9 found updates resulting in the same 44 updates which are now shown again in 'installed programs/updates'. Outlook experiences the same problem now. Menu's (
    especially options/preferences) are half dutch and half swedish or norwegian....
    Last edited by Master Burn; 13 Sep 2017 at 12:04.
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  2.    13 Sep 2017 #612
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by Master Burn View Post
    I have Vista home premium and office 2007 (dutch) installed. However, when I open Outlook now it has somehow altered the language for the user interface. Not completely but half.... The task bar is shown in dutch but all options are now in I guess swedish or norwegian. ...

    EDIT: did a system restore to yesterday and the language setting is back to normal. So my conclusion is that one of the updates is truly corrupt. However I don't know which so it doesn't resolve the
    problem...
    Hi Burn Master:

    Please see Kis Imre'spost today in the MS TechNet forum Latest Outlook 2007 Security patch kb4011086 is wrong. Patch is change app language to Swedish!. Many users in that thread are reporting the same issue and uninstalling KB4011086 (Security Update for Outlook 2007: September 12, 2017) from Control Panel | Programs | Programs and Features | View Installed Updates should also solve the problem for users affected by this bug who have already installed the Office 2007 security updates for September 2017.

    Be sure your automatic updates are disabled [Windows Update | Change settings | Important updates | Never check for updates (not recommended) and re-boot] until you've confirmed that Microsoft has released a bug fix.
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Thank you Imacri for pointing me in the right direction!

    A couple of weird things which I noticed still:

    There were two kb4011086 listed as installed in the add/remove programs list. So I ran uninstall of the top one first, no result. After that I ran the uninstall of the second one and noticed it asked me to shut down some GUI first. During the removal of the first one that wasn't asked, so apparently it were two different updates with the same kb no.?

    After I uninstalled both I was prompted to restart the pc and after that the issue had gone. My Outlook (menu) is now shown in the dutch language as it should be.

    However if I check the add/remove programs list it shows 44 installed updates still.... the kb4011086 have both gone, but the amount of installed updates today haven't dropped. Apparently it has been replaced by another or...? Maybe it has something to to with kb4011086 being a replacement for kb3213643 which was installed today also. Weird stuff all together....

    I'll wait for a patch as you said.

    Thanks again and greetz,

    Master
    Last edited by Master Burn; 13 Sep 2017 at 12:33.
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  4.    4 Weeks Ago #614
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by lmacri View Post
    ...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? ...for a list of additional Office updates that must be pre-installed to speed up Windows Update....
    Hi Everyone:

    Got a bit of a surprise today. I was under the impression that extended support for MS Office 2007 and the MS Office Compatibility Pack SP3 ended on 10-Oct-2017 (see the MS support article Office 2007 Has Reached End of Extended Support) but the November 2017 Updates for Microsoft Office show that several security updates were released for those products today with the November 2017 Patch Tuesday updates.

    I assumed I wouldn't need to install any speed up patches for my MS Office Compatibility Pack SP3 this month but realized something was amiss after my manual Windows Update got stuck on "Checking for updates..." for over 2 hours. I aborted and re-booted, pre-installed the two new security patches KB4011205 and KB4011265 released this month for the Compatibility Pack (see VolumeZ's download links for all MS Office speed up patches in peggybeggs' thread why has vista stopped automatic updates?), and Windows Update ran to completion in about 2 minutes.

    Have I gotten my dates confused, or is there another reason why security updates were released this November 2017 Patch Tuesday for MS Office 2007 and the MS Office Compatibility Pack SP3?
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  5.    4 Weeks Ago #615
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Hi
    I am use WSUS Offline Update on my Vista machines, which is perfectly working for me! Once you install the first 200ish updates, Windows Update magically starts working on it's own.

    Kind Regards,
    Josh
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  6.    5 Days Ago #616
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    If there are any Vista SP2 users following this thread who use the built-in Windows Defender anti-spyware scanner, please note that there was a patch released yesterday for a critical security vulnerability in all Microsoft security products, including MSE and Windows Defender - see the 06-Dec-2017 security advisory CVE-2017-11937 | Microsoft Malware Protection Engine Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.

    Vista SP2 is not mentioned in that security advisory but when I started Windows Defender today and clicked Check for Updates it installed the new v1.1.14405.2 scan engine that patches this vulnerability (go to Help | About Windows Defender to see your version). I tried running a manual Windows Update first, but for some reason Windows Update reported there were no available updates for my system.

    windows update just seems to hang while checking.-windows-defender-engine-1_1_14405_2-07-dec-2017-png

    Kudos to Woody Leonhard for alerting his readers to this vulnerability in his AskWoody.com article Microsoft’s Malware Protection Engine Vulnerable.
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  7.    5 Days Ago #617
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    When I was notified the end of support for Microsoft Security Essentials I uninstalled MSE and looked around for another anti-virus freeware and chose Panda, which I've been running ever since. However I think uninstalling Windows Security Essentials must have enabled Windows Defender as after checking, that too is running.

    Apparently both have been running and I wasn't aware of Defender running in the background.

    Should I just leave it alone? Once in a while there's a pop message from Panda that it has quarantine something. I haven't ever received any pop up messages from Defender, however after checking the option settings I found a couple of the notification setting weren't enabled.

    Software that hasn't been classified for risks
    Changes made by software that's permitted

    Or should I uninstall one of them? How good is Defender compared to other freeware anti-virus apps?

    Perhaps running both may be slowing down the pc & os ? There haven't been any conflicts. I don't see any processes that relate to Windows Defender. There is a WinDefend service running.

    Running Window Vista x64

    Windows Defender Version: 1.1.1600.0
    Engine Version: 1.1.14306.0
    Definition Version: 1.257.1202.0
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  8.    5 Days Ago #618
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    WD on Vista is just anti-spam and anti-spyware and shouldn't cause any conflicts with anti-virus software.
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    Error - Windows Update Cannot Currently Check for Updates


    Wondering if anyone using Vista expirenced the following error this week:

    windows update just seems to hang while checking.-maxresdefault-jpg

    Aparently there was a AuthCab time stamp error causing WU to stop working on Windows 7 and Vista, too.

    The Easiest fix that worked for me was this:

    From Windows Update....

    • In Change Settings select "Never Check for Updates".
    • Click OK.
    • Manually "Check for Updates".
    • If update fails here, reboot and check again.
    • Go back to Change Settings and select your method for WU checking/installation.
    • Verify other setting are all as required, including Microsoft Update.
    • Click OK.
    • Manually "Check for Updates" again.


    The fix I used with success was found on page 13:

    Error Code 80248015 - Microsoft Community

    Mods...sorry if this info goes somewhere else...thought it might help someone avoid trashing their WU software distribution folder like I did several days ago!
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    Re: windows update just seems to hang while checking.


    Quote Originally Posted by lmacri View Post
    ...I tried running a manual Windows Update first, but for some reason Windows Update reported there were no available updates for my system.
    Quote Originally Posted by Vista1972 View Post
    Wondering if anyone using Vista expirenced the following error this week:

    windows update just seems to hang while checking.-maxresdefault-jpg

    Aparently there was a AuthCab time stamp error causing WU to stop working on Windows 7 and Vista, too
    Hi Vista1972:

    I didn't experience this Windows Update error 80248015 but I know of one other Vista SP2 user that did. See Phil 1953's thread Windows Vista Update in the MS Answers forum - I'm posting there as user Great White North.

    I read Woody Leonhard's ComputerWorld article Windows Update for Win7 broken, throwing error 80248015 and saw KarenS's comment "When I clicked on the Windows Update icon today to start the updates it said that my computer was up to date and that there were no updates available which I know was not the truth because I hadnít installed any of the [recent ones]". I'm beginning to wonder now if this expiry date of December 3, 2017 in the C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution\AuthCabs\authcab.cab file (which Microsoft fixed for Win 7 users) is the same reason that my Windows Update told me yesterday that there were no available updates for Windows Defender on my Vista SP2 machine when I knew the virus definitions were more than a week out of date.

    Windows Update is still telling me that no updates are available this morning but it's possible that a new definition set hasn't been released for the anti-spyware version of Windows Defender for Vista SP2 since my definitions were updated to v1.259.37.0 yesterday . Checking from inside Windows Defender at Help | Check for updates didn't find any new definitions either, so I'll post back after I've done some more testing.
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