Restore Windows Update for Vista

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

  1. regele

    regele MDL Novice

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    Is this compatible with the extended kernel developed by win32 at msfn? I used it after installing the new kernel and updates up to 2017 (I want to use it to get the office 2010 updates) and worked just 1 time. After that everything broke, windows was searching for updates for 2 hours and then all of a sudden the ex kernel didn't work either
    Edit: Is it possible to use it without installing the updates that modifies the build version from 6002 to 6003?
     
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    modifying system files can get broken with updates

    i did not test or try extended kernel
    is there downlodable links?
     
  3. regele

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    #63 regele, Jan 20, 2021
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    for the ex kernel? yea but you're supposed to get in touch with win32 to get it
     
  4. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #64 abbodi1406, Jan 20, 2021
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    Well, maybe win32 can take a look on Vista_SHA2_WUC.7z pack and see what gets broken :)
    i'm not programmer
     
  5. CaptainSpeleo

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    canibeyourwaifu:
    Assuming your Windows Vista is pretty much up to date, the only one of those 6 updates that you need is for .NET Framework.
    You can select and hide the other 5 updates.
    If the .NET Framework update still fails to install, deploy the dotNetFx4_ESU_Bypass_Vista script first, then restart the computer.
    Windows Update should then work okay and install it.
     
  6. gordongopher

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    #66 gordongopher, Jan 29, 2021
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    I tried this on an old laptop, Vista Home Basic 32-bit, last updated around 06/2019. Installed KB4493730 and KB4474419, then the patch. No errors given, seemed to go ok.
    Every time I check for updates I get "windows can't check for updates" pop-up and error 80072ee2 or 80072efd.
    Any thoughts?
    Have also installed KB4018271 and KB4580971 - no change.
     
  7. burdvista

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    works for me on the extended kernel since the start
     
  8. regele

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    @abbodi1406 is there any way to use this without installing the updates that modify the build number from 6002 to 6003? I don't want the server 2008 updates so...
     
  9. abbodi1406

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    Maybe, but it doesn't worth the trouble

    it will require updates for SHA-2, SChannel, WinHTTP to support TLS 1.2 with modern cipher suites
    i don't think .6002 updates can do that all

    you may try WSUS Proxy instead
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/82538/
     
  10. regele

    regele MDL Novice

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    So I have this weird issue
    I tried to use the patch 2 times (on a physical pc and inside a vm both clean installs)
    The first time I press the "check for updates" button it works without any problems
    The second time I try it just hangs at "checking for updates" and nothing happens (left it for like an hour, then restarted the pc/vm and tried to check again but nothing happened)
    I want to get the office 2010 updates btw
     
  11. OSMAN

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    this not work anymore. says error 8000 something.
     
  12. dungstophon

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    #72 dungstophon, Apr 1, 2021
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    Same. 0xC8000266 (Happen when I patch to get Server 2008 or Server 2008 + Vista updates after patching to get Vista-only one).

    It's was used to work previously.


    It's seem like WU/MU version 6 got fully shutdown or got bugged randomly, I try to visit the page on browser called Serpent (aswell on IE), However, one of them load while one of them got stuck on Connecting.
    Its ended up on a page with only these following words on Serpent when connect to the site:
    (note that sometime its happen)

    The service is unavailable
    Server is too busy (in large text)
     
  13. CaptainSpeleo

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    #73 CaptainSpeleo, Apr 7, 2021
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  14. fch1993

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    Is there's a guide to integrate "Vista_SHA2_WUC" and "dotNetFx4_ESU_Bypass_Vista" to a vista image install.wim/mounted path?
     
  15. CaptainSpeleo

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    #75 CaptainSpeleo, Apr 11, 2021
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    This is in response to post #71 by OSMAN and post #72 by dungstophon.

    On December 14, 2020, I was able to successfully install and update Windows Vista Business SP2 64-bit with this guide that I created with the assistance of abbodi1406:
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/restore-windows-update-for-vista.82336/page-2#post-1632575

    I decided today (April 11, 2021) to do another install and update of Windows Vista Business SP2 64-bit by following the same guide, and to see if it needed editing or updating.

    Everything went fine until after I deployed the Vista_SHA2_WUC tool and ran "Patch_WUC.cmd" and selected option #1.

    Upon doing a check for updates in Windows Update, I was greeted a few minutes later with this message:
    Windows could not search for new updates
    Error(s) found:
    Code 80072EFE


    I switched to option #3, but that did not help.

    I checked to see if there are newer ESU Licensing Preparation Package and Servicing Stack Update releases for Windows Server 2008 64-bit, but there was not.

    So for now, I am at a standstill with updating Windows Vista Business SP2 64-bit until a solution is found.

    :(
     
  16. abbodi1406

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    Checking....
     
  17. CaptainSpeleo

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    #77 CaptainSpeleo, Apr 11, 2021
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    abbodi1406:

    I did a Google search on error code 80072EFE.
    Someone suggested there may be a connection issue with the Windows Update servers and to wait awhile before doing another "check for updates".

    I decided to follow that advice and wait for awhile.
    Option #1 in "Patch_WUC.cmd" was selected to obtain important updates for Windows Vista SP2 64-bit.
    After the "checking for updates" process completed, I was happy to see 173 important updates displayed.
    I was even more happy to see all 173 of them install fine.

    Option #3 in "Patch_WUC.cmd" was then selected to obtain important updates for Windows Server 2008 64-bit.
    After the "checking for updates" process completed, I was greeted with a different error code C8000266.
    I kept rechecking for updates, but kept being greeted with the same error code.

    I'm going to take a break until tomorrow and then try again.
    I'll keep you posted.
     
  18. CaptainSpeleo

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    #78 CaptainSpeleo, Apr 12, 2021
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    I decided today (April 12, 2021) to start from the very beginning to see if I am more successful than I was yesterday.
    Unfortunately, I encountered the same problem that I did in post #75.
    It took several retries, but I was finally able again to complete what is in the second paragraph of post #77.
    Using option #3 in "Patch_WUC.cmd" to install the Windows Server 2008 64-bit updates still brings up an error code.
    Hopefully, abbodi1406 or someone else here will find a solution.
    :(
     
  19. My2GirlsDad

    My2GirlsDad MDL Novice

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    I have success when I choose option [1] Patch WUC as Vista and option [2] Patch WUC as Server2008 as Windows Update finishes and displays updates.

    If I choose option [3] Patch WUC as Server2008 + Vista I usually get the error but there are times rather rare when it will work.
     
  20. CaptainSpeleo

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    After several "Check for updates" and "Try again" attempts using option #3, I took your advice and switched to option #2 and then restarted the computer.
    The very first "Check for updates" was successful and displayed 57 important updates for Windows Server 2008 64-bit.
    56 of those updates installed successfully.
    The 1 update that failed to install was for Microsoft .NET Framework.
    After I deployed the "dotNetFx4_ESU_Bypass_Vista" tool and then restarted the computer, it installed successfully.
    This install of Windows Vista Business SP2 64-bit is now up to date to March 2021.
    :)