Vista Not Updating...Reinstalled Original OS. manually installed SP1, SP2


  1.    05 Sep 2016 #1
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    Vista Not Updating...Reinstalled Original OS. manually installed SP1, SP2


    Co-worker wanted me to look at her computer to fix some problems. I found virus(es) had hijacked ie. I tried malwarebytes, etc. and switched to firefox and tried to run windows update but endless search yielded no updates.

    I reinstalled the OS from original disk -- Vista Home Basic 32-bit.

    I manually installed SP1. I then manually installed SP2. Tried updates again. Forever looking and no updates.

    Could someone outline my next moves to be done to head towards a fix for this updating problem? I would appreciate it. I see that there posts with similar problems and I am not sure which ones I should try or do I need to do something else before I start manually downloading updates?

    Thanks,
    Don
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  2.    05 Sep 2016 #2
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    Re: Vista Not Updating...Reinstalled Original OS. manually installed SP1, SP2


    There is an on-going thread about update slowness. Please see this post. windows update just seems to hang while checking.
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    Re: Vista Not Updating...Reinstalled Original OS. manually installed SP1, SP2


    Thanks,
    What I have tried so far is:
    1. KB3145739
    2. KB947821

    I am running Process Hacker on the windows update. I am not sure what to look for, but the cpu is maxed out at a 100% and so far 4,100,000,000.000+ cycles. Kernel time, 16:25.000
    Last edited by drw2; 06 Sep 2016 at 00:18.
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    Re: Vista Not Updating...Reinstalled Original OS. manually installed SP1, SP2


    The instructions are in that thread. Try disabling WU from the WU settings. control panel > Windows undate > settings. Look for a drop down, select it, & choose don't update. I don't remember the exact wording. Disconnect from the internet and reboot. Then install the updates from the bottom up.
    Last edited by townsbg; 06 Sep 2016 at 16:04.
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  5.    06 Sep 2016 #5
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    Re: Vista Not Updating...Reinstalled Original OS. manually installed SP1, SP2


    Quote Originally Posted by drw2 View Post
    What I have tried so far is:
    1. KB3145739
    Welcome to Vista Forums drw2. KB3145739 is indeed part of the workaround posted at Search for Windows Updates takes forever? - A possible solution - however it seems to be quite important to install the updates in chronological order, i.e. in order of ascending KB number:

    1. KB3078601 (August 2015)
    2. KB3109094 (December 2015)
    3. KB3145739 (April 2016) Edit: This one should no longer be necessary
    4. KB3164033 (June 2016)
    5. KB3168965 (July 2016) Edit: This one should no longer be necessary
    6. KB3185911 (September 13) (Replaces August's KB3177725)
    7. KB3191203 (October 11) Edit: Latest addition, but there should be another November 8

    (Obviously you need the Vista x86 versions.) If you have already installed KB3145739 but not the two earlier updates, it is probably safest to remove KB3145739 via Installed Updates (which I have never actually attempted) before proceeding. If you prefer, you could simply try installing the remaining updates in the correct order; however if you get a message that one of the Vista x86 updates does not apply to your system, that will be because the updates were installed in the wrong order, and you will probably need to reinstall Vista SP2 (it's not like you've made very much progress at this point).

    There will most likely be another security update for Windows kernel-mode drivers on September 13 that will need to be "pre-installed" to allow checking for updates to complete.
    Last edited by Vistaar; 30 Oct 2016 at 12:28. Reason: Updated the list of updates
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    Re: Vista Not Updating...Reinstalled Original OS. manually installed SP1, SP2


    Thanks to both of you for suggestions. I will start back on this tonight....

    UPDATE: After doing the 6 manual installs in order I was able to get it to start updating...thanks...that did the trick...
    Last edited by drw2; 12 Sep 2016 at 07:20.
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    Just wanna say thank you for the tips, solved my update problem hung at check update forever.
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    It is important to note that the final stage of this workaround changes monthly. As of September 13, KB3177725 has been replaced by KB3185911. If you have previously installed all Windows updates published on July 12, 2016 and earlier, then (and only then) KB3185911 should be the only one you need to manually install.
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    Re: Vista Not Updating...Reinstalled Original OS. manually installed SP1, SP2


    Quote Originally Posted by Vistaar View Post
    Welcome to Vista Forums drw2. KB3145739 is indeed part of the workaround posted at Search for Windows Updates takes forever? - A possible solution - however it seems to be quite important to install the updates in chronological order, i.e. in order of ascending KB number:

    1. KB3078601 (August 2015)
    2. KB3109094 (December 2015)
    3. KB3145739 (April 2016)
    4. KB3164033 (June 2016)
    5. KB3168965 (July 2016)
    6. KB3177725 (August 2016) Edit: Replaced by KB3185911 as of September 13 (see link).

    (Obviously you need the Vista x86 versions.) If you have already installed KB3145739 but not the two earlier updates, it is probably safest to remove KB3145739 via Installed Updates (which I have never actually attempted) before proceeding. If you prefer, you could simply try installing the remaining updates in the correct order; however if you get a message that one of the Vista x86 updates does not apply to your system, that will be because the updates were installed in the wrong order, and you will probably need to reinstall Vista SP2 (it's not like you've made very much progress at this point).

    There will most likely be another security update for Windows kernel-mode drivers on September 13 that will need to be "pre-installed" to allow checking for updates to complete.

    Where do you find these updates?
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    Re: Vista Not Updating...Reinstalled Original OS. manually installed SP1, SP2


    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicat View Post
    Where do you find these updates?
    On the website in the link or from a search using your favorite search engine.
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