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

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by CaptainSpeleo, May 3, 2021.

  1. ExtremeGrief

    ExtremeGrief MDL Senior Member

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    Help, my vista is stuck on checking for updates.
     
  2. xrononautis

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    Do you have kb3205638, kb4012583, kb4015380, kb4019204 installed? If yes for how long is it stuck? 10 to 20 minutes is the norm. Architecture?
    The last two updates can be omitted if you have the 2020-01 monthly cumulative installed.
     
  3. CaptainSpeleo

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  4. ExtremeGrief

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    Nevermind it just took a while, it finished in like an hour. My internet on my host PC is 500mb and I'm using VMWare with VMWare tools.
     
  5. CaptainSpeleo

    CaptainSpeleo MDL Senior Member

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    Okay, good.
    I have a dedicated test machine, so I install and update Vista in normal mode and not in VM mode.
     
  6. CaptainSpeleo

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  7. xrononautis

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    There will be more updates to come for sure but mind you most of them will be for very specific scenarios. The one you linked for example fixes an authentication problem regarding Kerberos on a domain environment.

    When you do the new clean install try to totally skip steps 2 and 6. No need to mess with the services to avoid the scan after each update. Just choose "do not check for updates" and problem solved. Or don't deploy WUC 7.7 until you have done all the msu install that you want to do before the main scan. Equally updating WUC 7.6 is not needed. Just update directly to WUC 7.7.

    Also avoid disabling UAC. You need to disable it (temporary!!) only if you are using a script to mass install updates.
     
  8. CaptainSpeleo

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    Thanks for the advice.
    I'll let you know how it went when I'm done.
    I may be delayed a couple of days.
    I had a reaction from the COVID booster shot and feel a bit under the weather.
     
  9. CaptainSpeleo

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    #110 CaptainSpeleo, Nov 28, 2021
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2021
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    xrononautis:
    I did a new clean install and update of Windows Vista SP2 64-bit today.
    I ran into a glitch with the initial batch of 200 Vista updates, but I eventually got it resolved after about 3 hours of work - read the warning in step #19.
    I thought I was going to have a successful conclusion, but I ran into another glitch after I deployed the batch file with the 28 SOQU and other updates (February 2020 - November 2021).
    The batch file deployed and displayed a black window and showed all 28 updates installing.
    After it was done in a few minutes, the black window disappeared.
    There was no prompt to restart, and there was none of the usual configuration during shutdown and restart.
    I checked the update history in both locations, and I did not see those 28 updates listed.
    Can you read steps #22 - #27 of the guide and see if I messed up somewhere?


    Here is a screenshot of the coding of the script that you suggested I use.
    Did I copy and paste it correctly before I changed it from a .txt to a .bat file?

    Capture.JPG
     
  10. ExtremeGrief

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    It's never a good idea to install so many updates at once. I would first install all the "Update for Windows Vista" updates as they may fix bugs with windows update, then the other updates like platform updates and only then security updates and monthly rollup.
     
  11. CaptainSpeleo

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    #112 CaptainSpeleo, Nov 29, 2021
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    xrononautis:
    This is a continuation of post #110.
    I ran the script again today with only the 22 security only quality updates.
    Each one appeared in the small black window and added itself to the growing list.
    After all 22 had appeared in about 3 minutes, the small black window disappeared.
    I did a restart and then checked "View update history" and "View installed updates".
    None of the 22 were in the list.
    Am I doing something wrong somewhere?
     
  12. CaptainSpeleo

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    I had no luck with the mass installer batch script actually installing the 22 SOQU's or the 22 SMQR's.
    I decided to revert back to manually installing each SMQR between February 2020 and November 2021.
    It took about 3 hours, but I was successful.
    My guide has been edited to reflect what I did on November 28 - 30, 2021.
     
  13. ExtremeGrief

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    Afaik, you can only install latest monthly quality update.
     
  14. CaptainSpeleo

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    Nope, all 22 SMQR updates installed successfully in sequence from February 2020 to November 2021.
    I tried bypassing all the other SMQR updates and installing only the November 2021 SMQR update, but a "This update does not apply to your system" message appeared.
    I don't know if different hardware has a different effect on the install process, but it's been very frustrating.
     
  15. ExtremeGrief

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    > Warning! If the October 2021 KB5006750 servicing stack update appears, do NOT install it.
    Doing so will cause Windows Update to display error code C8000266.

    I installed it and my WU still works
     
  16. CaptainSpeleo

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    #117 CaptainSpeleo, Dec 1, 2021
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    ExtremeGrief:
    The KB5006750 update has to be delayed until a certain point in the process.
    If it's deployed too early, it breaks Windows Update and displays the error code.
    See the new guide for details.
     
  17. CaptainSpeleo

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    #118 CaptainSpeleo, Dec 3, 2021
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    I did a new clean install and update on December 2nd and finally had success with the batch script and 2 servicing stack updates (steps #26 and #28 and #30).
    I went through the entire process again on December 3rd to make sure it was successful.
    I am happy to say it was successful both times.
    The previous guide has been removed and replaced today with a new guide.
    Thanks to the persons here who were helpful along the way.
    Enjoy.
    :)
     
  18. CaptainSpeleo

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    xrononautis:
    I finally was able to get the mass install batch script to work properly.
    See the new guide in post #1 for details.
    Thanks!
    :)
     
  19. xrononautis

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    #120 xrononautis, Dec 5, 2021
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    Hello!
    I would remove the whole step 2. The defender is not an obstacle to the update process in any way. The components add/remove only (minor) problems can cause once you try to update a component that has been removed.

    The root certificate has to be installed absolutely first in my experience or certain updated drivers might fail to install (VirtualBox guest additions will fail for sure if you are on VIrtualBox).

    Regarding the Patch_WUC options I personally use directly option 3 (on x64) then install only the updates from the WS2008 set and you will end up with just something like 6-7 updates that are vista specific.

    KB971644 is the Platform Update set and you literally install part of it with KB971512 it is the second set of updates that I install exactly after the long scan fix set.

    Regarding the Servicing Stack: I always update the servicing stack to the latest version before the initial scan. Certain updates like for example the IE9 latest cumulative won't install without the latest Servicing Stack dated 2021-10. Also the latest Servicing Stack supersedes all the previous SSU updates after KB4493730. Therefore there is no need to install KB4536953. Just go directly to KB5006750.