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windows updates on vista (problems)

Q: windows updates on vista (problems)

hi , i am not able to install updates , i mark the files for updating install and go through all the things like restart now etc when it come up with installing 7 of 100% complete please do not turn or unplug computer , then straight after that it says not configured propely reverting back to the old updates...

i just purchashed malwarebytes the paid version so i could have real time protection , and after looking at several sites some say it could be because of spyware , antivirus or firewall etc why it is not installing

none of my firewall setting have been touched or my antivirus but as i upgraded to the paid version of malwarebytes i thought that might have something to do with it so disabled the real time protection but it still does not install

security updates kb971486, kb974571, kb975467

microsoft. net framework2.0 service pack 2 security update for windows vista service pack 2 and windows 2008 service pack 2

they are the updates that will not install

if any1 could give me some help/advice it would be gr8 but nothing to technical please lol

thanks in advance

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Everytime I start up my laptop I get an error message telling me that there is an error with sprtcmd.exe - bad image, also windows installer is starting right before that which then leads to that error message, another problem that it is causing is it will not allow me to uninstall or install anything with windows installer or any type of updates, and windows update fails searching for any updates. Ive tried installing the updates manually that doesnt work and ive all used the windows installer utility which wont work because it is telling me that windows installer is already running. Any help would be great. Im also posting my hijackthis log here:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 8:53:08 PM, on 11/24/2008
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16711)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MSASCui.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\SBAudigy\Volume Panel\VolPanlu.exe
C:\Program Files\DELL\MediaDirect\PCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell Support Center\bin\sprtcmd.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Program Files\DellSupport\DSAgnt.exe
C:\Program Files\AIM6\aim6.exe
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A:Problems with windows vista start-up as well as updates

does anyone have any input for me or am I alone trying to figure this one out

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T5800 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2939 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family, 1341 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 116 GB (39 GB Free); E: 115 GB (90 GB Free);
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Portable PC
Antivirus: Norton Security, Enabled and Updated

Hi, I could do with some help please. I have a Toshiba Windows Vista Home premium laptop, , It has run perfectly for me for about 7 years and I really don't want to get rid/ I am having problems trying to get windows updates, nothing is working, When I reboot it is saying configuring updates but nothing is happening! The only problem I have had in the time I have had is the space on the C drive it's always disappearing not sure where? E drive has always been OK. At the moment I have 39.00 GB free out of
116 GB and E drive I have 90.5 out of 115 GB. The last couple of weeks my folder seem to be moving all over and last night when I was trying to free some more space I had desktop cons, none of them were short cuts but I managed to sort them, I was wondering if a format would help (I haven't done a format since I had my laptop) but was worried it may not get all the updates if I do take it back to factory setting I did a recovery disc when I first set it up. . I don't know how to download any new r... Read more

A:Windows Vista problems with updates and space!

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Recently I had to re-install Vista on my machine. To my surprise even after installing 3 times update problems majorly 8024200D were there. So, I searched here n there on net including this forum but of no process worked. Hence, I decided to go for another installation. Here I will be discussing what I have observed:-

1) Installation : Something changed from Microsoft hence please install Vista as fresh and do not install any driver and/or application except LAN Drivers otherwise, you will face too many error messages during updates. Even after installing LAN driver you might get error# 80070103 but you may ignore this as this is only due to old drivers error.

2) Update : Keep updating your windows till it says no further update available. Please do not use internet except updating your windows otherwise your PC might get infected.

Surprisingly, Original Windows Vista DVD (without Sp1 or SP2) is of around 4GB and updates are of around 2GB and it will take minimum half a day to update your system 100% with good internet speed (minimum 2MBPS).

SP1 is of around 750MB and SP2 is of around 350MB and rest updates are of around 1GB+.

If you have to re-install your OS once or twice a year then you should make image of your system otherwise, updates gonna increase in future and you will be spending hell of the time in updations.

Hope this will help few members around Globe. Also, I would like to request Microsoft that they must provide single link updates so that we can ... Read more

A:Windows Vista 64 installation problems and Live Updates

Hello and welcome to the vista forums.

I am going to assume that you have the full version of winds. Since you have done 3 installs I would suggest doing one more but like this.
Clean Install with a Full Version of Vista

I would do a full scan with your AV...
Download and run a full scan from malwarebytes free version...

I would aslo do a sfc scan and here's how...
System Files - SFC Command
If the sfc comes back with problems then run the sfc 3 times, the sfc scan can fix many problems on your computer...

You might also want to do a CHKDSK on your system and her's how to do this one.
Check Disk - chkdsk


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I recently got a Dell Inspiron 530 with Vista 32 home premium installed.
Every time ANY Windows update is installed my Windows Mail contacts list becomes unusable, issuing the message 'unable to choose recipients'.
The only way around it that I know of is to backout to before the updates.
Other sites have recommended backing out specific updates but it's ALL updates - I've tried installing/removing them one by one and the issue occurs on each one.
I do NOT want to go to Windows Live and I don't want to pay for a new version of Outlook. Is there ANY way around this problem? Microsoft don't seem to be bothered in fixing it.

A:Vista updates causing problems with Windows Mail

Obviously not. I'll install Thunderbird.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista? Home Premium, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+, x64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2941 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430, 128 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 372554 MB, Free - 274361 MB; D: Total - 8997 MB, Free - 732 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, Nettle2
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled I have Internet explorer 9 plus downloaded Firefox but still am unable to get update it just stays at 0 %. Very frustrating.

A:Vista problems using Google Chrome for updates

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Please help! I have had problems installing several updates for Vista x64 Ultimate. I installed kb937287, kb943302, kb943899, kb964041 updates successfully, but when I restart they still appear in Windows Update list. I tried installing .Net 3.5 sp1 update kb951847, but it fails with error code 57.

Also, when Vista loads it gets a blue screen with either 0x0000007E or 0x000000A error codes. It takes several attempts to get Vista loaded. I tried a bunch of fixes, but none of them worked. I tried loading the System Readiness Tool, but I can not locate the file to run it. I tried loading several updates realted to those errors, but I get a mesage saying the they don't apply to my system.

A:Problems installing updates for Vista x64 Ultimate

First try re-register Windows Update How do I reset Windows Update components?

Also, when Vista loads it gets a blue screen with either 0x0000007E or 0x000000A error codes

Possibly two troubles have any common...navigate to folder C:\Windows\Minidump find all *.dmp files,pack them and attache to post

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I've just been looking through the first four or five pages of thread topics and I keep stumbling upon problems which I've come across recently.

For the last 36 hours or so, I've been bouncing around the web trying to solve my problems and they all come back to the last batch of critical updates released through auto updates from Microsoft. I've posted about my problems on this thread, page four at bottom (sorry, can't work out direct link).
In all this web bouncing the problems I'm seeing on these threads have been mentioned in relation to the updates and I'm wondering if many of the problems reported here are down to this.

Anyone here who's willing to have a look through the threads and see if these problems are linked? The updates started being released around the tail-end of January, but most of the problems really hit in the last few days. Some people seem to have got the batch of updates piecemeal and are OK, others got them all at once and Vista fell over.

I've gone back on this site to about 15th Feb and I'm seeing Vista boot problems (stuck in endless reboot cycles etc), password problems, missing files, HDDs not being seen.

I'm not very savvy when it comes to computers, so I don't know that I would recognise some of the weirer issues. I'm really only familiar with the problems I've experienced or read ab... Read more

A:Vista Auto updates and boot problems

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I'm not a Windows user myself although generally familiar with Windows. A friend asked if I could fix his laptop which runs Vista as it had become infected with "MS Removal Tool" malware.

I followed the instructions on this site for its removal to the letter and everything appeared to go according to plan. Then, having deleted the old HOSTS file and replaced it with a new one I attempted to reboot. At this point Vista ran a number of updates (13 in total) which I allowed to complete.

The reboot went OK in the sense that there was no sign of MS Removal Tool still being active but there are a lot of problems. I'm unable to launch Task Manager, the blue screen appears having hit CTL-ALT-DEL but on selecting Task Manager there is some disk activity but nothing else happens and no Task Manager appears. Clicking on Control Panel from the Start Menu also does nothing. So does right mouse clicking on My Computer. Attempting to go back to a Restore Point doesn't work either. Trying to run most of the installed programs does nothing although I am able to run Internet Explorer and connect to the internet. Trying to run gpedit.msc also does nothing except a Search results window appears. Interestingly, if I click the Control Panel icon found under Folders on the search results screen the Control Panel icons appear. However, clicking on the individual CP icons appears to do nothing.

I also tried activating the hidden Admin login but that seems to suffer from ... Read more

A:Major problems following Vista updates/MS Removal Tool

Just to add that I've just booted into Safe Mode and the various problems don't seem to occur there. Not sure what the significance of that would be. Am trying to run an online Housecall scan.

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ok i just reinstalled vista to have a clean install because of so much junk and when i do to do the updates everytime alot of them happen to fail so i reinstall windows and they do it Again what order should i install them its like 98 updates total after a clean install thanks guys )

A:Windows vista 32 updates

Instead downloading so much hotfixes the best solution would be install SP1 and SP2 from Microsoft Download Center Download available for Standalone Vista SP2
and next remain hotfixes.

what order should i install them

similar thread:
Which ones to install first?

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Hi Guys

What a 5 days i have had with Windows Update started last Tuesday when i did not receive any
updates as per usual and have been trying ever since.
When i check for updates all i get is Windows is checking for updates and it go's on and on for
hours without any success at all.
I have not even received the monthly Microsoft software removal tool which we all get every month
and funny this i have already received it on my XP desktop computer.
My windows update agent is up to date and running same for the bits also running.

This morning i was told by Microsoft on the phone that Windows Updates for Vista has now finished
so there is no more, is this correct has anyone received updates this month on vista as usual i would be
very interested to know because according to there website support for vista does not end until the
17th April 2017 think i have been fogged off here.
Sorry i have other topic's on the subject but it has been a very painful and tiring weekend getting no

A:Windows Updates Vista

Whoever you talked to at Microsoft is blowing smoke up your backside.
Windows Vista SP2 will continue to receive security updates until April 11, 2017.

A lot of people have had to wait for hours for the "Check for updates" process to finish in Windows 7.
I'm not surprised at all that you're having the same issue with Windows Vista.


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I am currently using Windows Vista Home Premium 32 Bit problem I have that when I do updates it wants to update live esentials & if I do that it installs the latest live messenger which works fine but as i use MSN explorer this gives an error of missing a component click to fix you do this & it still doesn't work, I have given up at present & gone back so it all works just wondered if anyone els had this problem & a solution??

Here's hoping

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 I use Windows vista Business. When I used offline updates package from wsusoffline.net and run the program. I get the message error downloading/verifying updates for w60 glb. Kindly help how to solve this problem.
I am not an software Engineer or computer Engineer. hence, help me

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I have a Windows 7 machine and a Windows Vista machine. I do the Windows Updates on both machines manually, and at the same time. It seems like the Vista machine always finds fewer updates than the Windows 7 machine. For example, I updated the machines last week and the Vista machine only found maybe 5 security updates, and the Windows 7 machine found over 20 security updates.

Now today I went to Windows Update on both machines to get that critical Internet Explorer update that has gotten a lot of attention. The Windows 7 machine found it, but the Vista machine didn't find it!

Why isn't the Vista machine getting all the updates?

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I have a problem. My PC keeps downloading the update KB954430 update over and over from MS. It now has done it about 30 times. I have my pc set for auto update of windows. It started updating and now it does it over and over and tells me there is a download from MS.

What could be the problem. I have now set it to notice me before I let it update. I click on the start to shut down and it wants to download for MS to update my Windows vista

Can anyone help?

A:Windows Vista updates from MS

Try disabling your anti-virus before updating, also make sure that DEP (Data Execution Prevention) is turned off.

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Windows Vista cannot update and I get the Hot Fix KB947821. When I institute the fix I get Error 0x80240009. How do I fix this? HP Laptop with Chrome browser. Thanks...

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Windows Vista cannot update and I get the Hot Fix KB947821. When I institute the fix I get Error 0x80240009. How do I fix this? HP Laptop with Chrome browser. Thanks...Click to expand...

What's the model name and model number of that HP laptop?

What's the exact part/product number(P/N) on it?

Has Windows Vista been upgraded to Service Pack 2?

KB947821 is the update readiness tool for Windows 7.


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hi i am having trouble with vista update. files are downloading fine but are failing to install i have now got 50 updates waiting... please help

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It started about two weeks ago. I had a message to install updates. I clicked to install. The install window stayed open for a long time. Finely it stated updates didn't install. Now I get Windows can't check for updates. When I go to my command prompt I get system error 5, access denide. When I try to down load updates i get error code 8007005. I feel it has to do with administration I'm the administor.

A:Windows vista updates

Go here and follow instructions. Even though it says for Windows XP & 2003, it should work for Vista as well.REBOOT the system, try Windows Update again.....let us know.

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hi.. i am having trouble with microsoft updates, some reason it just stopped installing all the updates apart from the likes of media player and defender ect.. It downloads fine but they all fail. I now have about 50 updates waiting to be installed. Please help getting very frustrated with this laptop. Kind regards.

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Is it normal to have 60( 438.2mb) of important updates for my computer? or it is because i've not been updating for quite sometime?


A:Windows vista updates

If you haven't been updating for some time, then likely the largest one of those is SP1.

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Well, I was installing a rather LARGE batch of IMPORTANT/recommended updates, and I canceled them. The error code is 8024000B, BUT, I don't think that means anything, that error code just means the update has been canceled. I've tried restoring hidden updates, doesn't work. My question is, how do I install canceled updates (No failure to install, no error, etc). Do NOT tell me to go to microsoft download center. The download center is crap, every time I try to install there, it says, this update does not apply to your system.

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Update for Windows XP (KB909095)Install this update to fix a situation where the computer does not hibernate and you receive an "Insufficient System Resources Exist to Complete the API" error message.Install only if your system is experiencing the symptoms mentioned in KB909095.Update for Windows XP (KB916846)Install this update if the Server Message Block (SMB) communication between a SMB client computer and a SMB server fails when the SMB signing settings are mismatched in Group Policy or in the registry.Install only if your system is experiencing the symptoms mentioned in KB916846.Update for Windows XP (KB920872)This is a reliability update for Windows XP machines. Install this audio component update to prevent memory corruption issues which may cause an unstable state on a computer that is running Windows XP Service Pack 2. Install only if your system is experiencing the symptoms mentioned in KB920872.Update for Windows Vista Beta 2 (KB922917)An issue has been identified that may cause you to lose access to protected media music, videos, and recorded TV after upgrading to Windows Vista RC1.

A:Updates For Windows Xp & Vista Beta2: 8/16, 8/17/06

It doesn't bode well for the touted security of Vista that MS is issuing a security patch for its Beta release.

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trying to update vista, keep getting error code 80070490

it says an error occurred while checking for updates for your computer, been like it for a while but only just got round to fixing it



A:windows vista cannot check for updates

Try going through the troubleshooting steps here:
Troubleshoot problems with installing updates - Windows Help

another option:

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My acer laptop(vista 32 bit)is currently having a lot of problems after i installed two windows updates. I am only able to connect to the local internet on it(it constantly says it is identifying my wireless router), the diagnostics policy service is not running and every time i boot up, when i get onto my home screen i get a message saying" Windows needs to install driver software for your unknown device". I have also had a "System event notification service" error and a problem with the internet where it said something along the lines of "connection status unknown the dependency service or group failed to start".I fixed these with the following codes under CMD promt:
netsh winsock reset
netsh int ip reset
net localgroup administrators localservice /add
net localgroup administrators networkservice /add
I have tried system restore to an earlier restore point and have uninstalled the updates, but the problems still persist. Any ideas as to what to do would be much appreciated(short of reseting to factory state). Help will be much appreciated!

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I have already succesfully downloaded the updates and my computer turned itself off last night. This morning i turn it on and seems to be taking longer than usual. (it has even frozen before.) So i turned it off right as i saw it was not frozen, cuz the vista sign was coming up, but it was to late. So I booted up the computer right away and every thing was working fine. I started it in normal mode rather than safe or the other options because, i usually put it in normal mode and it works fine. Now it is configuring updates and is at 3 of 3 100% and has been like that for a while. Like at least an hour now prob. It also says "Do not turn off your computer". But maybe that would help and restart it in safe mode? IDK Someone please help! PLEASE!

A:Windows Vista configuring updates

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I am on windows vista and when I clicked on windows update from Start, it just keeps looking without coming back. How do i fix this issue?

A:Windows update not getting any updates for vista

How to troubleshoot common Windows Update, Microsoft Update, and Windows Server Update Services installation issues - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602


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Starting around February 13, there are certain updates that my computer will not receive. The following are 15 updates that no matter how many times I try to download them will not go through:


Many of these are security updates and seem rather important. The weird thing is, some updates that have come out since 02/13 have downloaded just fine. What can I do to get to the bottom of this?

Thanks for any help, and if you need any more information just ask.

A:Windows Vista not updating certain updates

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Well I had 6 recommended updates today for Vista. It says it installed 3 and failed to install the other 3. The three updates that failed were:

1.Security Update for Windows Vista(KB941644)
2.Updates for Windows Mail Junk EMail Filter (January 2008)
3. Update for Windows Vista(KB943302)

It gave me the Error: 80070BC9

A:Windows Vista Updates fail

I get the same error message, but me it's even worse... a whole bunch of updates fail to install. Any help, please?
I have Windows Vista Home Premium. I doubt there is any malware or virus as it's a fresh Vista install and I even ran a SpyEraser scan and a BitDefender Anti-Virus scane which returned nothing wrong.
I thought I found a fix suggesting to enter the following command in "cmd": "reg delete HKLM\Components /v AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving" but windows says it can't find "AdvancedInstallersNeedResolving".
Thanks in advance.

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please note that those using windows vista may not have received their October updates at this time. They should be with you all soon and regret any inconvenience caused

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My computer will not install updates anymore. Error code 646 comes up. Anyone have suggestions?

A:Solved: Windows Vista updates

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Wondering if you guys can offer up some good advice.
I have had my pcfor about 8 months, all was working fine until a couple of months ago when after some automatic updates and a reboot, windows failed to load.
I got a black screen with the following message

file name : NTOSKRNL.exe
status : 0XC0000098

Windows failed to load because a required file is missing or corrupt

Then it advised me to reboot from the cd and repair the program.
Which i did, and then instantly turned off automatic updates, as i didnt want to risk the same thing happening again.

And it seemed to be working fine, for about 2 months i guess.
A couple of days ago, it happened again, despite me not allowing any updates.

So i repaired windows via cd (which takes about 15-20 mins!) and went into my updates section and checked that they were set to "check for updates but ask for permission to install", which is how it was still set.
So i tried rebooting a couple of times just to see if it started back up ok and it worked.
Until yesterday.
Each time i repair windows it works until i turn it off, when i shut down my pc i get a message saying "configuring updates stage 1 of 3"
Stage one takes forever, stage 2 takes about 2 seconds and stage 3 never seems to happen.
And then when it reboots it tells me

file name : NTOSKRNL.exe
status : 0XC0000098

Windows failed to load because a required file is missing or corrupt

And i have to repair from the disc yet again.
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A:windows updates has corrupted vista, please help

Itl ooks like a trojan or virus, see this url ntoskrn1.exe - Dangerous

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Hi guy,
I have a problem with Windows Updates. When i try to check for updates i get error code 80070643.

A:Problem with Windows Updates in Vista

check your update log - exactly what update were you trying to install.

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My Dell Inspiron 1525 is not downloading updates. My computer is set to automatically download updates. I will try to install the updates but the status is failed. There are some important updates that I need but it fails everytime. I tried searching for the error codes: 80070005 and Code 5.
Not sure what to do.

A:Windows Vista not downloading updates

Hi there are a few possible solutions here http://social.technet.microsoft.com...p/thread/95edbee4-a75c-48ad-91d1-5316a96f9567

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I have received substantial help from Nasdaq on the Spyware malware forums:  http://www.spywareinfoforum.com/topic/136678-ms-vista;-will-not-update-windows/

A:Vista OS will not install Windows updates

Hi and to Bleeping Computer

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On Sept 9th MS released the Sept updates. Three of these updates were faulty in that they were stuck in an installation loop which meant that even after installing they kept asking to be installed again.

The updates affected were KB2760411; KB2760588 and KB2760583. I have recently checked the MS updates and see that the issue date for these three updates is still at 9th Sept, which implies that MS has not fixed the problem. The most recent comment that I can find from MS is the following: -

“We’ve received reports of some customers experiencing issues when deploying some of September’s Office-related updates. We are investigating this issue and will act accordingly, to help ensure that our customers are protected,” Dustin Childs of Microsoft said in a statement on the matter.Click to expand...

Does anyone know if or when MS intend to fix the problem?



A:Windows (XP, Vista, W7 & W8) Sept Updates

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every saturday my laptop wants to update, but and the end of the process it says failure and it will revert to old changes at the end of stage 3. also I cannot see my cd/dvd drive anymore. it opens and lights up when a disc is inserted but will not show up on computer

A:windows vista updates reverting

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Got home from work and had 2 a few windows updates waiting to be installed...installed them and restarted and now my 2 cd/dvd drives are not being loaded correctly in the device manager.
Also I have Daemon Tools and had 4 drives being emulated and those also have the exclamation mark over them.

None of these show up under My Computer folder.

I already tried uninstalling the updates but they still stayed the same. It is showing windows drivers for the driver on the devices.

Any ideas other than trying to find the correct drivers for them? That is what I will do right now...but I have no idea what I can do for the virtual drives...already disabled and enabled them but no luck getting them to be recognized properly.


A:Windows Vista--Todays New Updates

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Hi BC.

I have a Vista x64 OS (manufacturer HP). I recently tried to do Windows Updates, and it wasn't working and first, so I found a hotfix and it worked. But, I downloaded all the updates, but when I try to install them, its stuck/frozen at "Installing Updates" .

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This is actually a friend of mines computer and he asked if I could help with his computer issues so after Bleeping Computer successfully fixed my computer problems here I am. This is a HP notebook with Windows Vista that has gotten very slow and is now starting to freeze on a daily basis. After the computer is turned on and the desktop appears, an icon with a popup comes on the toolbar stating that there are blocked startup programs. Now after asking him if he ever blocked anything he said that he had a virus in the past and tried to fix it himself by blocking a bunch of programs. So this could be something that needs to be looked into. Also another popup from the toolbar comes up stating that there are Windows updates that need to be installed. After trying to install these updates and error reports comes up stating that none uf them were able to be installed. Other than that the computer seems to be fine....just getting slower by the day. I already downloaded Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and performed a scan just to see if anything came up but nothing did. I am almost sure he doesn't have any viruses hopefully just an issue with his updates and startup programs. I hope I've given enough information for someone to help. Thanks in advance.

A:Windows Vista Updates will not install

Since my last post the computer now freezes almost everytime anything is clicked. Not sure what is going on. Hope someone can help!!

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My computer will not install my updates and I'm getting a message such as "error 643". Why is this the case?

Also, I keep getting the error that the system cannot locate the files specified (0*80070002). What does that strange number mean? Can these issues be fixed? If yes, how?

A:Windows vista keeps refusing my updates, why?

Go to: How to perform a clean boot in Windows and perform a clean boot. Then try the update install.
Also please update your TSF profile to show your current Operating System.

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Can this be done, and if so how?

I use dial up. The updates already exceed 175mb. I occasionally have need to reformat and restore my system. I would like to back the updates up to CD after most of the critical ones are once again in my machine, but how?

The update routine does not say where they are on the PC, or if they can be backed up and later used in place of downloading all of them yet again.

Thank you.

A:back up windows vista updates

Would it not be simpler...and more complete...if you just back up or image your entire system partition?

Seems to handle the reinstall situation better, IMO.


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hi there,
im trying to fix my mums computer but with no luck. im having various problems. firstly windows wants to update and this results in it failing to update.
the failed updates are:

update for windows vista (kb959772) failed

microsoft. NET framework 3.5 service pack 1 and .NET framework 3.5 family update (kb951847) x86 failed

security update for windows media encoder 9 series for windows vista (kb954156) failed

office xp service pack 3 failed

next problem is, it says i need to verify my windows, even though my windows is geniune it wont verify, it gives my a list of programs on windows site to remove that might cause this problem but i dont have any of the listed programs installed.

i also get other messages one is
microsoft windows:
toshiba online product information has stopped working

also an error message with the code 0xc000007b

if any1 can help please do, its my mums computer and i dont have a clue how to fix this for her, cheers

A:windows vista updates problem

oh sorry the error codes for my update problems are

code 800736cc for the failed windows vista update

code 8024002d for failed offfice xp sp 3

code 800736cc for microsoft NET framework

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Since about 5/1/12 I've been unable to get Windows Security Updates KB2656409/2660649/2688338 on my Dell XPS M1530. I've troubleshot up through running SFC, which indicates there are some corrupt files it could not fix. I've successfully got other updates in the interim.

Please advise.

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What are Nvidia nForce networking controller and Nvidia nForce Serial ATA controller?

Should I download optional updates? How does one decide when to download an optional update or not? I know that I need to know what there function is first, but then is it always best to download the optional update.

I really appreciate the help.

A:Vista Windows Updates -Optional?

Those are driver updates. Never download driver updates from windows update unless the driver is for a microsoft product. Even then???

I have had the updates fail and leave me without sound once and an internet connection once. If you want to update a driver, go to the manufacturer's site to do it.

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Thank you for the opportunity to get help from a website like this. Currently, I ran a virus scan on my pc, and removed 25 viruses. All virus scans show negative now, but there still seems to be a problem with my Vista. The windows updates will not install. I downloaded the windows installer, at first it would not install. I ran Microsoft's FIXIT program, and it was later able to install. However, no windows updates will install still. I have tried several times to install the updates. Everytime i do try, I get this error "Code 80070641". Aside from this, the unit is generally slow. I have been working on this problem for the last wk.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you very much in advance..
I have included some system information below:
OS Name    Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic
Version    6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 Build 6001
Other OS Description     Not Available
OS Manufacturer    Microsoft Corporation
System Model    MS-6638
System Type    X86-based PC  32-bit Operating System
Processor    Intel® Atom™ CPU  330   @ 1.60GHz, 1600 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date    MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD 1.0B, 4/17/2009
SMBIOS Version    2.5
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A:Cannot Install Windows Updates in Vista

Download Minitoolbox - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/
Start the application.Set ticks everywhere.Click GO button.After scan is done a log will appear.save and attach it here.

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Windows 7 Home Premium X64 has dozens of failed updates. When I check I find they are all for Vista X64. Wy is it doing this, and how do I fix it?

A:Windows 7 X64 trying to update Vista updates

Where did you get your Windows?
Was it an upgrade?

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