Vista error updating
Most users posting in that thread only see WU hang at "Checking for updates..." when it detects a large number of available updates so it's difficult to determine if any changes you've made to your system actually solve the problem until you run your next Patch Tuesday update. checking for updates was close to immediate and 20 updates were indicated ... The only thing that made me nervous was that the first part of the installation (before restart) of the Malicious Software Removal Tool was on the long side ... but that sometimes happens in the update process so I figure it's normal. Check for Updates took maybe 7 hours and still was not finished.
Ken B Some of us have been through the experience of check for updates never finishing. The next day, a notification soon cameup in task tray that Updates were avaialbe; so downloading of the updates took more than about 3 or 4 hours. I didn't install any new updates in last days except Windows Defender definitions. After installing KB3145739, it was always finished in 5-10 minutes. (WU is set to This time it was the security patch KB3153199. id=52217 (Stop WU service, install the update, restart.
Windows Update Agent (WUA) automatically updates itself when it is connected to a Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) server or to Windows Update.
You can also use a signed installation package that is available from Microsoft to manually update WUA.
OS: Windows Vista 32 Bit Home Premium I am unable to install recent Windows Vista updates because the updater hangs at "Checking for updates". and "Most recent checks for updates" says "never" ... which I assume is the reason for the "never" labels mentioned above. I used file "Windows Update Agent30-x86.exe" with the /wuforce switch and ran it from a HDD not containing the OS. "Troubleshoot problems with installing updates" I ran the Fix It tool ... If not, you can try to download and install it manually: https:// Later you can enable it again if you want.) Edited by devilus, 22 April 2016 - AM.