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#1 MrNola


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 01:48 PM

I'm using a Dell Inspiron 1525, and  running Window's Vista SP2 with a 32 bit OS. I'm steadily trying to do updates for my laptop, but the updates get stuck searching. I can't understand why  I can't get updates. CAN SOMEONE HELP ME WITH THIS BLEEPING COMPUTER!!!! :(Attached File  Windows updating.png   91.57KB   1 downloads

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#2 lmacri


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Posted 12 January 2017 - 07:36 PM

Hi MrNola:


Several Vista SP2 users are currently discussing the same problem in KellyB56's thread Windows Vista Update Hangs at "Checking For Updates".


Most users find that the step-by-step instructions on page 1 of m#l's thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours will get Windows Update working again. There are six Windows kernel-mode driver (Win32K.sys) updates listed in STEP # 2 of those instructions that must be manually installed on your computer to speed up Windows Update if any of those updates are currently missing.


And "speed up" is a very relative term.  This workaround can reduce the "Checking for updates..." hang from days down to hours, but Note 6 of those instructions warns users to be prepared to let Windows Update run several hours after the Win32K.sys speed up patches are installed.

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#3 cafejose


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Posted 13 January 2017 - 03:05 AM

I have been keeping Check for Updates turned OFF.  Mine neither has been finding any updates even when I click the WU button for Check for Updates, even if I have the "kernel mode drivers" update installed.


For current month, https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/security/mt745134.aspx

and check for the update items I believe I need.

Install each, one at a time with computer ReStarts in between.


This month only seems to be one update item for Windows Vista.

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