If Windows Update hasn't successfully installed updates on your 32-bit Vista SP2 machine since 07-Mar-2016 then STEP # 3 of those instructions will like show that you are currently missing three Windows kernel-mode driver (Win32K.sys) speed up patches: KB3164033 (released 14-Jun-2016) , KB3185911 (released 13-Sep-2016) and KB3191203 (released 11-Oct-2016). id=53972 If you have any questions about the instructions or run into any problems just post in m#l's thread and I'll be happy to help. This is especially true if when the uninstall begins Norton ask if you want to save your settings. Until this issue is solved, uninstalling Norton solves this particular problem for now. Lastly, the update problem you are experiencing can also be a Microsoft issue.
When we checked if the Windows Update Service was running, we found that it was running. In this situation, you can solve the problem by deleting all the currently downloaded updates and retrying.
This version of i Tunes will allow you to connect to i OS 9 devices.
The regular installer from the i Tunes website will not work.
Several Windows 10 updates cannot be installed lately. Once all the updates then download and install correctly, go back and re tick the box mentioned earlier so that other updates can come through. So I clicked on check for updates and it just runs and runs. Keep in mind that Microsoft shut off support for Windows Vista as of April 2012. I posted about Dalai's workaround at in the Tech Outpost board in my May 2016 thread in the MS Answers forum has instructions on how to apply KB3172605. I followed those instructions and my October 2016 Patch Tuesday updates required about 1 hour 15 min (including 45 min for the initial "A few Vista SP2 users have reported that Windows Update required around 3 hours to find and install their October 2016 Patch Tuesday updates, even after installing the Win32speed up patch(es) listed above." Even after you have installed all your missing Win32speed up patches, it can still take a few hours for Windows Update to run to completion, depending on your CPU speed, your amount of free (available) RAM, and the number of months since Windows Update last ran to completion.
I had 3 machines that could not install an updates from last month. As far as Norton History being blocked, not sure how to check that. Unfortunately, Microsoft has not released an analogous patch that will update the Windows Update Agent for Vista. If you have any problems following the instructions posted in m#l's thread, please download and install Piriform's free Speccy diagnostic software and follow the instructions in the support article (File | Publish Snapshot).
The "joys" of Windows Update not working in Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8/8.1 and 10 are numerous: not receiving or not being able to install updates, repeated installation of same updates, or in worse cases, endless reboot cycles in Windows Vista and later.
Windows 8 (not 8.1) stopped receiving updates after 12th of January, 2016.
I did a restart and tried again and it then updated fine. The last update I received from MS was MS office compatibility service pack 3 and it was successful. Such an error msg/line would help address your issue and save us time. Such an error msg/line would help address your issue and save us time.
I don't think was anything to do with Norton as there was nothing in history that corresponded with the failed updates. You could try what I did after a few 'fails' with Windows update, that was to go into 'Settings', click on 'Update and Security' then 'Advanced Options' and un tick the box which says 'Give me updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows' Close the window and try again updating. I am a senior citizen so I hope I give the correct info. Then on 7-3-2016 was the last time it checked for updates. As far as Norton causing Windows updates to not work that is most likely not the issue. " hangs and slow Windows Updates on Win 7 SP1 and Vista SP2 machines are a common problem and first appeared in August 2015, just after the official release of Win 10 on 29-Jul-2015. and manually installed the Windows kernel-mode driver (Win32K.sys) updates listed in STEP # 2 if any of those five updates were missing from your system.
Upgrade Advisor Also you’ll want to run Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor which we previously covered.
Make sure all of the hardware that you normally run is connected to the computer before running it so everything is checked.
If your machine is already running Vista, chances are it’s going to run Windows 7 without a problem.