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Offline Graham Bell

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Vista users?-
« on: October 10, 2016, 11:52:22 AM »
If there are any Vista users among us has anyone found a solution to the widespread problem whereby Vista will no longer download Windows Updates?
  Briefly what happens if you ask Vista to check for updates it churns away for hours or days if you allow it to with no results and CPU use peaks and stays at 100%,task manager indicates "sychost"with Windows Update Agent involved and is the culprit of this high usage.Google the symptoms and there is a plethora of remedies sadly none of which I have had any success with.
 I suspect that this is Microsoft depleting its support for this O.S. in their usual cavalier way.
 If anybody has found a solution to this I would appreciate any hints.
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« Last Edit: October 10, 2016, 12:03:59 PM by mhm »
Mike
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Re: Vista users?-
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2016, 02:09:56 PM »
Similar problems with Win7.

Seems you have to install the latest patch if you leave it too long between updates. Finding the latest patch is the problem. The ones I had don't work any more so had to find the new ones.

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Re: Vista users?-
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2016, 10:19:31 AM »
Thanks for the comments-
Mike-I have tried that with no success.
Ian-How do you find these missing updates?
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Re: Vista users?-
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2016, 11:19:20 AM »
Read this one Graham. see if this can help.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/kb/937287
Mike
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Re: Vista users?-
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2016, 12:46:01 PM »
I had to search on Google using "100% CPU windows update win7 2016"

Substitute vista and make sure you put in the date - too much old crapout there which no longer applies.

This is an example result:

https://www.askwoody.com/2016/how-to-update-vista-quickly/

And I would recommend trying to download and install the KB3168965 update they mention  - that was one of the things that worked for me

Another result is here: http://wu.krelay.de/en/2016-07.htm which explains the reason and offers another patch



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Re: Vista users?-
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2016, 02:25:54 PM »
Hi

Noticed my Vista machine was running slow this morning. The reason was yesterday was the second Tuesday of the month and the new updates were released, so it was searching for them. Did a search and found update KB3198234 is the likely cause. So I killed the update search, installed this patch and restarted my PC. Restarted the update search and after 30 minutes it found 12 more updates. I have installed them, rebooted and all is calm again.
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Re: Vista users?-
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2016, 04:34:20 PM »
The update to install manually for December is KB3204723.
Steve

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Re: Vista users?-
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2016, 06:36:18 PM »
Thanks Jakems,I will try this update.
Regards
G.B.

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Re: Vista users?-
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2017, 04:23:26 PM »
The update to install manually for March is KB4012497. The next update Tuesday is 11 April 2017 which is the last scheduled update for Vista.
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Re: Vista users?-
« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2017, 10:32:14 AM »
Thanks for that Jakems,can you remind me how you instal a Windows update manually?
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G.B.

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Re: Vista users?-
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 12:30:46 PM »
Hi

If you Google for the patch name it should lead you to the Microsoft patch repository, for this months patch:

http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012497

If you then click on download for the 32 bit or 64 bit Vista patch you can then either download it and run it or run direct from the web site. Reboot your computer and it took about 30 minutes before the icon came up saying there were patches to install if you have manual updates set, otherwise they will be automatically installed as per your set up.

If you did not install the November & December patches I would suggest you download and install them in date order first.

You can tell if everything is up to date if you go to Control Panel/Windows Update. It should show that the most recent check was in the last day or two and updates have been installed since 14 March.
Steve

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Re: Vista users?-
« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2017, 04:28:53 PM »
I am obliged to you Jakems I will give that a try
Regards-
G.B.

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Re: Vista users?-
« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2017, 07:36:40 PM »
Mike
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