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(HELP PLEASE) Windows update, vista


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#1 Mike5050

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 04:45 PM

Need help with my laptop. Getting frustrated

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#2 Mike5050

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 04:49 PM

I'm getting stuck on Windows update. I factory reset my laptop and began to update it. I got thru a couple of updates I have . Net framework 4.ive tried to wipe cache other tools tried to see if there is a corrupt sector n files there is no corrupt files or sectors. It's stuck on checking for update. I thought I'd post cuz I've seen some forums but need one on one help please n thank u.
Also it has been on for over a day n it is still checking

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 06:57 PM

I have my own method that worked after a Reset , but yet to write up or add Links { Too busy }.

 

In the meantime have a look here  https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/632621/windows-update-stuck-checking-for-updates-forever/#entry4123538

This has worked for others.



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Posted 23 December 2016 - 07:08 PM

Thanks I'll try it their way n see what I get.

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Posted 23 December 2016 - 11:56 PM

So I'm not seeing any x32 download files for those two files
KB3020369 and
KB3172605.

I'm getting confused on some stuff man. Like what are the correct files/update patches I need, is there a more simple way to find correct files, I know little bout computers but need help time to time
So I'm not seeing any x32 download files for those two files
KB3020369 and
KB3172605.

I'm getting confused on some stuff man. Like what are the correct files/update patches I need, is there a more simple way to find correct files, I know little bout computers but need help time to time

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 12:16 AM

Hey if I try to use the tool to see if I can upgrade to Windows 7 instead of windows vista home premium, one is it worth it? N two does it cost money or free upgrade? Thanks for anyone taking time to help n much appreciated

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Posted 24 December 2016 - 01:14 AM

i can upgrade to windos 7 x32.  also looks possible to do windows 7 x64

 

is it worth it or try to figure out how to update vista?



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Posted 24 December 2016 - 06:50 AM

The Upgrade wont be free to Win 7 and Win 10 Free not supported for Vista.

If you want to go to WIn 7 i would just Purchase a Copy { Then you have the Disk and Product Key ].

 

 

As to my Procedure this was my Method that worked for Vista 32.

 

   Vista 32 Updates Manual Install - All These First in Order.
 
   Windows6.0-KB3078601-x86.msu       
   Windows6.0-KB3109094-x86.msu       
   Windows6.0-KB3145739-x86.msu       
   Windows6.0-KB3153199-x86.msu       
   Windows6.0-KB3164033-x86.msu       
   Windows6.0-KB3168965-x86.msu       
   Windows6.0-KB3177725-x86.msu       
 
   Vista 32 Updates Manual Install These Secondly.
 
   Windows6.0-KB3161664-x86.msu       
   Windows6.0-KB947821-v35-x86.msu
 
GO TO - WINDOWS CATALOGUE SITE   https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Home.aspx
 
Type in the searck the req Updates - KB.............. { eg KB3078601 } 
Pick your Operating System Versions 32/64 Bit etc and Download it  { Create a Folder and Save it }
Download all KBs to your Folder.
 
1/ Disconnect from the internet.
2/ Disable the Windows Update / Settings to Never Check For Updates.
3/ In "services.msc" change "Windows Update"  to manual and stop the service , click OK.
4/ REBOOT
5/ Install each KB from your saved folder in order and reboot after each if prompted.
 
When done , turn Windows Update in "Services" back to "Auto/ Delayed" and click "Start" / Then Ok.     
Also change Windows Update Settings to "Notify for Dload and Install"
Run "Windows Update"  Applet , and click Check for Updates.
Hopefully it will start within a short time.  
You can change to Auto later if you wish.


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Posted 11 January 2017 - 11:34 PM

Hi Everyone, I have the same problem with Windows Update just hanging while searching for updates. Even if I let it search for a couple of days or more, absolutely nothing seems to happen, even my data connection windows shows 0kbps for both upload and download of data!

 

I have a HP Presario Dv5-1222TX Notebook PC, running Vista Home Premium SP2 as 32it system.

I managed to download all the KB Updates as suggested above, Thanks Havachat and also everyone else that shared their ideas!

However, after I disabled Updates (not to search) and disabled the Service 'Windows Update' via the control panel. 

When I first tried to install the first update I kept getting and error message 0x80070422. Why?

 

Then after resetting IE9 settings to allow active content to run from files and cd, I now get a message that the update is not for my system! (I also went to properties of the update and 'Unblocked' it as it came from another computer!

 

I'm a little puzzled why, as the KBs I downloaded were for Vista (Presumably 32bit) as they were not the 64 bit system.

 

Any suggestions?

 

Many Thanks in advance!


Edited by PeterP1956, 12 January 2017 - 05:36 AM.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:39 AM

 

However, when I disabled Updates not to search and disabled the Service Win Update etc.

 

Not Sure , but you disabled the WU Service Update ? ....Try as i did on "Manual" and reboot before installing those Updates.

 

And .......Install each KB from your saved folder in order and reboot after each if prompted


Edited by Havachat, 12 January 2017 - 01:52 AM.


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:05 PM

 

 

However, when I disabled Updates not to search and disabled the Service Win Update etc.

 

Not Sure , but you disabled the WU Service Update ? ....Try as i did on "Manual" and reboot before installing those Updates.

 

And .......Install each KB from your saved folder in order and reboot after each if prompted

 

Yes I did every step in order as you described, however as soon as I tried to install the first KB file I got the error message- 0x80070422

Then, as I mentioned yesterday, after going to 'Advanced Settings' in Internet Explorer (9), via the Control Panel, and ticking allow content from files, and cd, to Run, is when I started getting the message- The update does not apply to your system.

Now it's back to the error code (But that's now, with Win Update disabled in Services via Administrative Tools in the Control Panel)

I've left Windows Update Disabled until I'm ready to try installing another remedy.  (Update saturates my CPU usage!)

 

I'm still trying to solve this problem for myself and any others in my situation.

 

After checking Update history again, it seems my updates are mostly installed in no specific order.  It seems somewhat random!

 

However, I have found-  The first 6 KB Files of your First List- KB3078601, KB3109094, KB3145739, KB3153199, KB3164033 and KB3168965 are already installed!  ........... But not KB3177725?

Then from your Second List- KB3161664 is installed.  But not KB947821.  However, there is a KB947864, but not sure why?

Maybe I have to uninstall KB3161664 as it's out of order!

Then try installing KB3177725.

Your remedy above indicates KB317725 should be installed first!

 

I can usually find my way around many of the usual Computer problems, but in this case I'm a little stumped.

Regards Pete!


Edited by PeterP1956, 13 January 2017 - 12:37 AM.


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 03:39 AM

 

Your remedy above indicates KB317725 should be installed first!

 

I can usually find my way around many of the usual Computer problems, but in this case I'm a little stumped.

Regards Pete!

 

KB 3177725 is installed last in the First Section.

 

I also from memory - on one Laptop with Vista 32 ,  had to uninstall some updates previously installed in the Prior Months { Last 6 Updates }

{ Because the same errror  " Not Supported Error " } .....Files were Correct Though and 32 Bit.

 

And then start again with my method.

Windows can lose the Plot with Updates and sometimes a Windows Update Reset tool can also work etc.

 

Id Probably not Waste time on Vista myself anymore in repairs / but some people cant let go.... and the whole MS Update Fiasco Continues.

 

Lastly - This Thread May also Help Further     https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/637190/help-me-please/#entry4159522






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