Windows updates shows no progress info?

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July 3, 2016 at 17:50:40
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz
I get a list of updates and I click on download updates but I get no status as to what's happening. Is there a fix for this issue? Microsoft has extended support until April 2017. I'm not ready to upgrade to WIndows 10 yet because my processor will not support it. I noticed if I let the updates run even without any status, when I go to shut down the computer, the dialog box has an option in it to "install updates and shut down". When I start the computer again, the screen shows some updates to the registry and it continues on to install the updates as it normally would. I never noticed that type of behavior before. I have downloaded updates manually but that leaves weird named folders in Explorer and seems to take up space. I guess this is a grin and bare it case as Vista support is almost history! Anyone experience this behavior and found a way around it?

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#1
July 4, 2016 at 06:04:16
See if this applies to Vista: http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...

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#2
July 4, 2016 at 11:40:47
It only applies to WIndows 7, not to Vista. I'll search to see if there is a similar update for Vista. Thanks.

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#3
July 4, 2016 at 11:52:45
There is an update for Vista! See this from another forum site: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/for...

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#4
July 5, 2016 at 14:18:27
I tried the update but all it does is search for updates. The update was for Windows kernel mode which the site says you may be missing. I checked my list of downloaded updates and it's not listed. I proceeded to manually download the missing update but it just hangs searching for updates. Back to where I started! Guess it's time to get a Windows 10 computer!

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#5
July 5, 2016 at 20:09:17
"Guess it's time to get a Windows 10 computer!"

Yikes! Out of the frying pan, into the fire? Just dump Vista & replace it with either Win7 or Linux.

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#6
October 5, 2016 at 12:35:08
Sadfully this is a common problem even after installing the latest service pack (SP2) manually.
I have installed a lot of machines with Vista and experienced the same behaviour when I was trying to update them.
However, this annoyance when updating Windows does not only apply to Vista but also to newer Windows versions like 7 of 8.
With Windows XP there are some difficulties too, but they are easier to overcome than update problems with Vista or later versions.


That was for the bad news, but I also have good news, because eventually all the machines will update!
Whenever you see the "Install Updates and Shutdown" dialog box, it's good news because it will apply (at least some) updates.
In the end you will have updated just enought to receive all other updates normally

Bad news however it that it can take more than a week before the problem will resolve itself...

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#7
October 5, 2016 at 19:51:56
Soedesh have a look at the site listed in post number 3 above. The post from Imacri lists a site where the latest update for win32k.sys is posted on the second Tuesday of the month. I've found that installing this update helps the other updates to run normally. It also must have fixed something because the last time I ran updates they ran normally without even having to download the win32k.sys update.

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#8
October 6, 2016 at 13:54:40
I didn't hear of the solution you mentioned untill now, but I did try using the Convenience Rollup Update for Windows 7 when I had similar problems.
Unfortunately it didn't work.
If I have time I will try the solution from the German Krelay site but I if it doesn't resolve the problems permanently that will not surprise me.
On the site its also says:"..it's only a temporary solution; most likely the issue will appear again with the next Patchday.."

I have given up and try to live with it, I just wait until Windows (Vista or 7)starts updating itself even if it takes more than a week. After this the problem is permanently resolved (assuming the PC will be updated regulary from that time).

Meanwhile I have installed a so called WSUS server and although all updates are downloaded (about 10Gb) until now my workstations (clients) cannot detect my WSUS server (it can only see itself), but that's another topic for a different (W3K Server) forum

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