How To Install And Update Windows Vista SP2 64-bit Beyond Its EOL Date

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  1. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Senior Member

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    #1 CaptainSpeleo, Dec 1, 2020
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    Thanks to some amazing help from abbodi1406, and after spending the past few weeks doing several test installs, I was finally able to create a guide which allows you to install Windows Vista SP2 64-bit and get it up-to-date well past its official April 2017 "end of life" date.

    My current install of Windows Vista Business SP2 64-bit is up-to-date to April 2021 because of being able to use both Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 updates.

    Here is the link to the guide in the My Digital Life "Windows Vista" section:

    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/restore-windows-update-for-vista.82336/page-2#post-1632575

    Enjoy! :)
     
  2. TigTex

    TigTex MDL Senior Member

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    Remember that server 2008 updates don't get correctly installed on Vista even when they say it installed successfully. Don't expect that your system is fully patched after you install those updates so be careful when going online with that operating system.
     
  3. Carlos Detweiller

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    Vista is build 6002, Server 2008 is at build 6003. Many components of the newer Server 2008 updates have prerequisites Vista cannot fulfill. Thus, they are, in large parts, not applicable.
     
  4. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Senior Member

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    The December 2020 (KB4592498) security monthly quality rollup for Windows Server 2008 64-bit was detected today and successfully installed.
     
  5. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Senior Member

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    The January 2021 (KB4598288) security monthly quality rollup for Windows Server 2008 64-bit was detected today and successfully installed. :)

    The October 2020 (KB4579980) security and quality rollup for .NET Framework for Windows Server 2008 64-bit failed to install every time Windows Update detected it. :(
     
  6. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Failed with .NET 4 ESU bypass?
     
  7. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Senior Member

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    I haven't deployed and used it because I'm not sure if it will have a negative effect on how the Vista_SHA2_WUC tool is currently working.
     
  8. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    It only affect MSI (msiexec.exe) operations
     
  9. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Senior Member

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    #10 CaptainSpeleo, Jan 13, 2021
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    Thanks, abbodi1406.
    Deploying the .NET 4 ESU bypass tool resolved the issue. :)
     
  10. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Senior Member

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    The February 2021 (KB4601360) security monthly quality rollup for Windows Server 2008 64-bit was detected by Windows Update and successfully installed.
    The February 2021 (KB4603005) security and quality rollup for .NET Framework for Windows Server 2008 64-bit was detected by Windows Update and successfully installed.
    The Feodor2 MyPal 28.17.0 browser was updated to version 29.0.1.
    :)
     
  11. carlitossanchezito

    carlitossanchezito MDL Novice

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    Hello, so I am running Vista business 64bit with the windows update patch. I believe I installed all the available updates (385+ updates) for Vista and Server 2008 which took almost 24 hours to complete lol. Everything installed fine, even additional updates, but I have one issue... The February 2021 (KB4603005) security and quality rollup for .NET Framework for Windows Server 2008 64-bit. This update is failing to install and giving me an error. Why so?
     
  12. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Senior Member

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    You probably need to deploy the dotNetFx4_ESU_Bypass_Vista.7z tool like I had to do.
     
  13. OSMAN

    OSMAN MDL Senior Member

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    Option 1 then option 2 works fine
     
  14. George King

    George King MDL Addicted

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    #17 George King, Apr 23, 2021
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  15. CEW

    CEW MDL Senior Member

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    #18 CEW, Apr 23, 2021
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  16. vladnil

    vladnil MDL Senior Member

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    All updates that go to the Windows server 2008 they will go to Vista.
     
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  17. Tiger-1

    Tiger-1 MDL Guru

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    Yes, well thought out
     
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