...Just tried to install the relevant items from the link in JohnC_21's post #457 only to find that these had already been installed. The notifications in each case rather confusingly said "Does not apply to your system.".
I had previously mentioned the same Microsoft Security Advisory 4025685: Guidance for Older Platforms: June 13, 2017 in post # 442. Your 16-Jun-2017 reply in post # 444 suggests that you already installed those five out-of-band updates last month, and you'll get a "The update is not applicable to your computer" error if you try to install them again. If you have any questions about these June 2017 updates I've posted additional instructions in the MS Answers thread More Shadow Brokers Exploits Patched June 2017 for Win XP and Vista.
Not confident regarding the practice of updating with Windows 2008 patches, are you following this route?
No, I am not installing Windows Server 2008 security updates to try to keep my Windows Vista SP2 computer patched, and I've already stated my reasons in post # 438. I'm not concerned about lack of compatibility between the two operating systems as much as I am that Vista SP2 users might incorrectly assume that this workaround will keep their OS fully patched against every new vulnerability discovered in Vista SP2. It's your choice, as long as you understand both the pros and cons of installing Windows Server 2008 security updates on a Vista SP2 machine.
Just a reminder to everyone that 11-Jul-2017 was the July 2017 Patch Tuesday. If your Vista SP2 OS was fully patched as of the end of extended support on 11-Apr-2017 and you have MS Office 2010, MS Office 2007 or the MS Office Compatibility Pack SP3 your Windows Update might continue to hang at "Checking for updates..." unless you install the latest Office-related speed up patches listed in Volume Z's post on page 1 of peggybegg's thread why has vista stopped automatic updates?. I pre-installed this month's new speed up patch for my MS Office Compatibility Pack SP3 (KB3191897) and "Checking for updates..." finished in less than 5 minutes when I ran Windows Update today.
If you're still experiencing "Checking for updates..." hangs and aren't sure if Windows Update has delivered all available updates as of 11-Apr-2017 see the instructions on page 1 of m#1's thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours for a possible solution.
32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.2.1 * NS Premium v22.214.171.124 * MS Office 2003 Professional SP3
Edited by lmacri, 12 July 2017 - 05:18 PM.