The pending update finished overnight. so all of these are installed
KB3205638 KB4012583 KB4015195 KB4015380
I followed the m#l's thread and from what i can make out i had to run a manual Windows Update. i ran that but after 30mins or so searching it stopped with this..Windows automatic updater is still switched off
Error 80072ee2 is a generic message but usually translates to a connection timeout - see the MS TechNet article Windows Update Error 80072ee2 (WSUS). Did you confirm that you were connected to the internet and then click the Try Again button to see what happened?
Open Internet Explorer and go to Help | About Internet Explorer. If you have IE9 you will likely need to pre-install KB4014661 as well - see Note 2 of the instructions in m#l's thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours for a download link. Once that speed up patch is installed you should have Update Version 9.0.60 (KB4014661). Then go to your installed updates at Control Panel | Programs and Features | View Installed Updates and confirm that KB3205638, KB4012583, KB4015195, KB4015380 and KB4014661 (if you have IE9) all installed successfully. Post back for further instructions if you have MS Office 2010, MS Office 2007 or the MS Office Compatibility Pack SP3 installed - if you aren't sure check your past updates in Windows Update | View Update History (or go to Control Panel | Programs | Programs and Features) to see if any of these Office-related products are listed.
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Here are a few other things you can check. If you have Vista SP2 you should have the latest version of the Windows Update Agent (WUA) v7.6.7600.256 at C:\Windows\system32\wuaueng.dll. Your Windows Services (Start | All Programs | Administrative Tools | Services) should also show that your Windows Update service (wuauserv) has a status of Started.
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If you have a stable internet connection and everything looks fine with your Windows Update Agent and Wndows Update service, leave automatic Windows Updates disabled [i.e., Never check for updates (not recommended)], re-boot and try running a manual Windows Update again. Keep an eye on your internet connection and make sure you maintain a stable connection - I'm not sure how you normally connect but my wireless connection to my router can be a bit unreliable some days.
If none of these suggestions help, I'd suggest trying using Torsten Wittrock's WSUS Offline Update tool just in case there's an issue with one of your Windows Update components. This tool can be used to download and install important security updates for Vista SP2 and other Microsoft products like MS Office. First-time users sometimes find this tool a bit confusing because it's a two-step process - first run UpdateGenerator.exe and select what updates you'd like to install from the interface (options for Vista SP2 are located on the Legacy Products tab) to download missing updates, then run UpdateInstaller.exe (located in the Client folder) to finish the installation.
32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Firefox ESR v52.1.1 * NS Premium v184.108.40.206 * MBAM Premium v2.2.1
Edited by lmacri, 19 May 2017 - 02:29 PM.