How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


  1.    09 Dec 2016 #11
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicat View Post
    I did not reinstall SP2. So I just need the 3 updates? Do you get them at Microsoft? Seems like I tried that once and couldn't get anywhere. I'll try again.
    Download (Save) the x64 versions from these Microsoft Update Catalog links - do not attempt to Open/Run within the browser:

    Microsoft Update Catalog
    Microsoft Update Catalog
    Microsoft Update Catalog

    If you haven't already done so, set Windows Update to Never check for updates and restart the PC. (If you just stop the service, you will have to stop it again after each restart.) Some people claim that it is necessary to disconnect from the internet, but that certainly hasn't been necessary for me. First run KB3185911 (it seems to be important to run these in chronological order) by double-clicking, restart the PC when requested; then run KB3191203 and restart; and finally run KB3198234 and restart. Then you can either click Check for updates or change the setting to something other than Never (which I can't really recommend anymore). Checking for updates might still take hours, but I believe you will now be able to obtain Windows updates for the last few months. Please try to do this before Tuesday December 13, when Microsoft will release still more updates (and yes, you will probably have to manually install at least one more in order get them.) If this sounds too difficult, I certainly wouldn't blame you if you just forget about trying to get the final months of security updates for Vista.
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  2.    09 Dec 2016 #12
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by Vistaar View Post
    Download (Save) the x64 versions from these Microsoft Update Catalog links - do not attempt to Open/Run within the browser:

    Microsoft Update Catalog
    Microsoft Update Catalog
    Microsoft Update Catalog

    If you haven't already done so, set Windows Update to Never check for updates and restart the PC. (If you just stop the service, you will have to stop it again after each restart.) Some people claim that it is necessary to disconnect from the internet, but that certainly hasn't been necessary for me. First run KB3185911 (it seems to be important to run these in chronological order) by double-clicking, restart the PC when requested; then run KB3191203 and restart; and finally run KB3198234 and restart. Then you can either click Check for updates or change the setting to something other than Never (which I can't really recommend anymore). Checking for updates might still take hours, but I believe you will now be able to obtain Windows updates for the last few months. Please try to do this before Tuesday December 13, when Microsoft will release still more updates (and yes, you will probably have to manually install at least one more in order get them.) If this sounds too difficult, I certainly wouldn't blame you if you just forget about trying to get the final months of security updates for Vista.
    Hey, it actually worked. You're right though, I will need to upgrade in a few months anyway. At least I learned how to get updates manually. Not sure why previous attempt failed. Thanks much for your time. I will add to your reputation. One question: 1 optional update is for a quality rollup for framework. Is this needed?
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  3.    09 Dec 2016 #13
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicat View Post
    Hey, it actually worked...One question: 1 optional update is for a quality rollup for framework. Is this needed?
    If it was needed, Microsoft wouldn't call it Optional. I rarely install Optional updates, and especially not these newfangled "rollups" for .NET Framework. If you're curious: Users should avoid Microsoft's newly released preview Windows patches | InfoWorld
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  4.    09 Dec 2016 #14
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by Vistaar View Post
    If it was needed, Microsoft wouldn't call it Optional. I rarely install Optional updates, and especially not these newfangled "rollups" for .NET Framework. If you're curious: Users should avoid Microsoft's newly released preview Windows patches | InfoWorld
    Thanks for the tip.
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  5.    09 Dec 2016 #15
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Quote Originally Posted by Vistaar View Post
    I am rather curious why your screenshot does not include Security Update for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems (KB3198234)? That would be the security update for Windows kernel-mode drivers that typically has to be manually installed before Windows Update is able to deliver the other Vista updates for November 2016. (I don't know how far behind Lexicat is with Windows updates, or I might offer some advice.)



    Edit: After closer inspection, none of those are November updates; and don't ask me why you received the September cumulative update for IE 9 on November 27.
    The reason why those updates that I posted are shown as November 27 is that, up until early November, I had specified that Windows not automatically install updates. However, My wife was having a problem with updates in Win 7 with that same setting and I changed the settings on both systems to automatically update. The best I can tell, it took a few weeks after that for Windows to catch up.

    In regards to the KB3198234 update, when I try to run it after selecting it in the Master Catalog, all it does is run a check for updates.
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  6.    10 Dec 2016 #16
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    Quote Originally Posted by ilikefree View Post
    Just the services listed in your snip you posted except the 2 Avast entries
    Got that done. Ready for next step.
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  7.    12 Dec 2016 #17
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    Re: How long can I go without new updates on a Vista Home Premium 64 bit computer?


    Not to sidetrack you but, did you ever install SP2?
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  8.    13 Dec 2016 #18
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    Quote Originally Posted by wither 3 View Post
    Not to sidetrack you but, did you ever install SP2?
    Yes I had that installed
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