I've got an 8-year-old Sony Vaio laptop (Intel 1.86Ghz; 2 GB RAM) that's running Vista SP2. I don't use it very often these days as I use Mac OS both at home and at work now.
However, I've recently had to do some work in Serif Page Plus and I've been using the laptop again. I updated MBAM and installed Kaspersky on it for AV protection (I used MSE in the past but had a spare licence for Kaspersky Total Security and decided to make use of it.)
I've been trying to update Vista. It usually just shows 'Checking for Updates' but doesn't do anything. This morning it did report in the taskbar that it had downloaded updates up to 50%, but when I clicked on the 'New Updates Available' message in the taskbar, it just went back to 'Checking for Updates'. It's been 4–5 hours and nothing has changed. According to the list of updates, the last install was in 2011. That sounds about right, as that's probably the last time I used the laptop.
As far as I'm aware (sorry – I'm really out of practice with Windows these days!) it's not possible to manually download updates via Internet Explorer like it was with XP?
Any help on this would be much appreciated. I'd really like to get it updated so that it is as secure as it can be while online.
ETA: Sorry. In my haste to post this while working I've just realised there's a topic a little way down the page about the same issue. I'll read through it and report back.
Edited by afcbears, 08 September 2016 - 09:12 AM.