Restore Windows Update for Vista

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by abbodi1406, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. ExtremelyFancyUsername

    ExtremelyFancyUsername MDL Junior Member

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    Can confirm this to be working on Vista Ultimate SP2, currently updating as we speak.
     
  2. CaptainSpeleo

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    #22 CaptainSpeleo, Nov 21, 2020
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    I can also confirm this is working in a clean install of Windows Vista Business SP2 64-bit.

    I selected option #3 in the tool:
    [3] Patch WUC as Server2008 + Vista
    receive Vista updates and Server 2008 updates (including ESU updates)

    After loading Windows Update and doing a "check for updates" scan, the list of updates appeared 17 minutes later.

    327 important updates for Vista and Server 2008 have downloaded and are currently installing.

    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 was installed earlier, so several of the updates are for it.
     
  3. CaptainSpeleo

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    #23 CaptainSpeleo, Nov 21, 2020
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    Update on post #22:

    195 of the 327 important updates installed before the install process froze and came to a halt.

    I waited about an hour for it to continue and install the remaining updates, but it didn't.

    I did a hard shutdown, waited a few minutes, then restarted.

    The "configuring updates" appeared and got part way into "step 1 of 3" before it failed.

    I'm going to do another clean install of Windows Vista Business SP2 64-bit and then include step #4 which I omitted the first time:

    Step 4 (optional): If you want to have Internet Explorer 9, you must first install two updates that are prerequisite: KB971512 and KB2117917.
    Then you install Internet Explorer 9 and then you install the update KB4018271.

    I'm also going to run options #1 of the tool so the Vista updates get installed first.
     
  4. CaptainSpeleo

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    #24 CaptainSpeleo, Nov 22, 2020
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    Update on post #23:

    By using the steps and options that I mentioned in the last part of post #23, I was more successful this time in getting 200+ Vista updates installed.

    I then switched to option #3 of the tool.

    I was also successful in getting 70+ Server 2008 updates installed.
     
  5. CaptainSpeleo

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    I have one last thing to mention.

    After getting Windows Vista Business SP2 64-bit completely up to date with Vista and Server 2008 updates, I discovered the .NET Framework 4.6 updates would not install.

    After I deployed the dotNETFx4 ESU Bypass tool and restart the computer, Windows Update successfully installed those updates.

    abbodi1406, thanks for providing the necessary tools and instructions for me to come to a successful end to my quest.

    :)
     
  6. iamaHUN

    iamaHUN MDL Novice

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    Should we be able to install PowerShell 3 on Vista using this patch? Or is it more complicated?
     
  7. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    No, it's heavily complicated
     
  8. bobo1704

    bobo1704 MDL Novice

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    Is there any way to run it in other language rather than these ones in the readme file? I use the greek language.
    Thank you a lot!
     
  9. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    No, KB4474419 only support those langs for WUA (probably because those the same langs supported for Server 2008)

    if anyone know older update for WUA (after 7.6.7600.256)

    you can try PHP workaround (works for any lang)
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/th...dows-xp-server-2003.82538/page-4#post-1630258
     
  10. bobo1704

    bobo1704 MDL Novice

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    abbodi1406 Yes it works with PHP workaround. Thank you a lot!!
     
  11. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Member

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  12. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Member

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    You will need to discuss that with the person who created the Vista_SHA2_WUC.7z tool.

    Look at post #1.
     
  13. thetank18

    thetank18 MDL Novice

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    Works perfectly. Also works with Microsoft Update products too (like Office)!
     
  14. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Member

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    #35 CaptainSpeleo, Dec 19, 2020
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    The very first time I went through this process, I selected option #3 instead of option #1 in step #16.
    Because option #3 allows Vista SP2 to receive both Vista and Server 2008 updates, 320+ important updates were detected and displayed.
    Almost 200 important updates installed before the process froze and came to a halt.
    After waiting for more than an hour for the process to continue, I started again from the very beginning.
    When I got to step #16 again, I selected option #1 instead of option #3.
    170+ Vista important updates were detected and displayed and installed fine.
    After confirming that no more Vista important updates were available, I switched to option #3.
    50+ Server 2008 important updates were detected and displayed and installed fine.
    After confirming that no more Server 2008 important updates were available, I was done.
    A few more clean installs of Windows Vista SP2 64-bit has been done since then with the "option #1 first, option #3 second" procedure.
    There was an occasionally hiccup with Windows Update, but victory was eventually reached each time.
    :)
     
  15. jns629

    jns629 MDL Novice

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    How to update windows defender automatically?
     
  16. TigTex

    TigTex MDL Senior Member

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    You can't
     
  17. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Member

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    You should disable Windows Defender in the "Services" list because it's very outdated and useless.

    If you don't disable it, a definition update for it will appear in the Windows Update app, but it won't install.
     
  18. jns629

    jns629 MDL Novice

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  19. canibeyourwaifu

    canibeyourwaifu MDL Novice

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