Restore Windows Update for Vista

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

  1. TigTex

    TigTex MDL Senior Member

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  2. My2GirlsDad

    My2GirlsDad MDL Novice

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    Even though I have applied the BypassESU-v6-AIO-WS2008 and Vista_SHA2_WUC patches, I am unable to manually install the following updates nor do they show up on windows update:

    Windows6.0-KB4578951-x64.msu (October 2020 Security and Quality Rollup for .NET Framework)
    Windows6.0-KB4592498-x64.msu (December 2020 Security and Quality Rollup)

    They fail with the error message in the Windows Update Standalone Installer Box:
    "The Windows Modules Installer must be updated before you can install this package.
    Please update the Windows Modules Installer on your computer, then retry Setup."

    I'm reaching out to abbodi1406 or anyone else who can explain why this is and how to recify it.

    I appreciate any advice and thank you for this amazing patch/program allowing us to continue keeping Vista up to date.

    My2GirlsDad
     
  3. My2GirlsDad

    My2GirlsDad MDL Novice

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    Thanks abbodi1406 that fixed it. I had slipstreamed it and didn't realize it didn't take and had to be reinstalled.
    It appears that all updates after October 2020 will have to be installed Post-Setup and not slipstreamed.

    Again thanks for your guidance.

    My2GirlsDad
     
  4. My2GirlsDad

    My2GirlsDad MDL Novice

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    I need to correct my previous post as I must have forgotten to include the servicing stack update KB4580971 when I was slipstreaming. When I reran it all the updates were slipstreamed. So there is no need to install them from Post-Setup,

    I do apologize for this error.

    M2GD
     
  5. thetank18

    thetank18 MDL Novice

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    TL;DR for updates: You need these:

    KB4018271 (recommended, long search issue fixed)
    KB3205638 (recommended, long search issue fixed)
    KB4012583 (recommended, long search issue fixed)
    KB4015380 (recommended, long search issue fixed)
    KB4019204 (recommended, long search issue fixed)

    KB4474419 (optional, needed for ESU updates, latest SSU as of January 4, 2021)
    KB4575904 (optional, needed for ESU updates, latest Licensing Preparation Package)

    KB4493750 (required, Servicing Stack Update)
    KB4474419 (required, SHA-2 code signing support)
     
  6. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Member

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    #47 CaptainSpeleo, Jan 4, 2021
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2021
    These are the 16 files that I install after doing a clean install of Windows Vista Business SP2 64-bit.
    They are listed in the order that I install them.
    A restart is done after installing each one, whether it is needed or not.

    Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 SP1 and 4.6 are installed first because certain devices or their driver may require one or the other.
    In my case, one of my HP printers requires version 3.5 SP1 and one of my NVIDIA graphic cards requires version 4.x.

    After the necessary device drivers are installed and confirmed to be working okay, the remaining 14 files are installed.

    After all 16 files are installed, the Vista SHA2 WUC tool is put to use.
    Windows Update Client is updated, then option #1 is used to obtain Vista updates, then option #2 is used to obtain Server 2008 updates.

    Note: I give much of the credit to abbodi1406 for helping me get through this successfully.

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  7. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    @waldemar91

    7-zip and upload C:\Windows\Logs\CBS\CBS.log
     
  8. My2GirlsDad

    My2GirlsDad MDL Novice

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    I was able to search for updates using the patch and selecting #1 Patch WUC as Vista and it finds updates. Then if I change the patch and select #2 Patch WUC as Server 2008 I get the error below. If I then change the patch to #3 Patch WUC as Server 2008 + Vista it would "work" Then back to #1 and I get the error. Then try #3 and I get the error. There is really to rhyme or reason. Is there a way to make it work everytime for every possible choice.

    Windows Update
    Windows could not search for new updates
    Error(s) found: Code C8000266

    M2GD
     
  9. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Code:
    ## Remarks
    
    * You can switch between Patch_WUC.cmd options at any time 
    but you may need to reboot afterward, and WU will need to rescan and repopulate its database
     
  10. My2GirlsDad

    My2GirlsDad MDL Novice

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    Thanks for the reply abbodi1406. I have rebooted after each time I have switched options but still get the error. So is it a clitch with the WU site and not something I am doing per se? It is very annoying I might add.
     
  11. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Nothing i can suggest

    but usually, one don't need to switch and search constantly
     
  12. My2GirlsDad

    My2GirlsDad MDL Novice

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    Thanks anyway abbodi1406 and you're right about searching constantly but this is a special circumstance. I'll just have to deal with it.
    I do appreciate all your help and all you do here.

    M2GD
     
  13. burdvista

    burdvista MDL Novice

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    #58 burdvista, Jan 13, 2021
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    weirdly the net framework updates dont show up for me in Windows update even with Bypassv6, dont know what to do except manually installing them from Update catalog site. Are net framework updates included in monthly rollups?
     
  14. erpsterm35

    erpsterm35 MDL Expert

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    nope

    what version of .NET are you using, burdvista?

    latest official .NET is up to 4.6 (not 4.6.1 & greater) for Vista
     
  15. burdvista

    burdvista MDL Novice

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    i am using 4.6.1 now that you mentioned it @erpsterm35