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Windows Update Search Fails Silently

I have a Windows Vista computer. When clicking on Windows Update, I click on Search, and it shows the progress bar for a few seconds then returns to the main page. There is a red logo with an X, but ...
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2answers
120 views

slsvc service won't start - error code 5

I've Windows Vista SP2. My problem is that Windows Update does not work. I found that slsvc (software licensing service) is disabled on my computer. When I tried to restart it, I got the error ...
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5answers
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Repeating important updates for Microsoft Office 2007

Today I've started important updates for Windows Vista on laptop. Those updates include updates for other programs from Microsoft Update including Microsoft Office 2007 suit. All important updates ...
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0answers
40 views

Troubleshooting failed updates on Vista

It's been a while since I've seen a Vista machine in the field, and I am now reminded of all the reasons why everybody hated this OS. I have about 30 failed updates with error codes ranging from ...
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1answer
940 views

Windows Vista shutting down while configuring updates

Some background. Im currently working on a friend's PC (running Windows Vista) that keeps shutting down while configuring 3/3 updates after logon (Configuring 3/3 updates, 0%.), but then after a ...
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1answer
29 views

Windows Update obsessed with updates for software I've long since uninstalled

I have a Vista SP2 laptop that came with the demo version of Office 2007, which I eventually uninstalled. I naively did this at a time when Windows Update had available updates for Office 2007 in its ...
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1answer
118 views

What is the “Windows Update” service German translation?

I'm trying to enable the Windows Update service on a German Windows Vista machine. I tried translating "update" to German and looking for that but there does not appear to be anything similar. Does ...
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1answer
93 views

How long should I allow Windows Vista Update to run?

I am running Windows Vista 64-bit, I think I was on the latest service pack. I tried to restart the computer today, and it has been at the "Please do not power off or unplug your machine. Installing ...
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2answers
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Windows Update can't install Windows Vista SP1

If you install Windows Vista RTM and run Windows Update, many updates are offered and will successfully install. Once all other updates are installed, Windows Vista service pack 1 is offered. When ...
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1answer
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Error codes 80070490 and 8024200D in Windows Update

How do get past these stupid errors? The way I have set things up is that Windows Update tells me when there are new updates available and then I review them before installing them. Yesterday it told ...
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0answers
121 views

Why is SP1 for Vista not offered by Windows Update?

I am dealing with an OEM computer by FSC with Vista Home Basic 32-bit. I run winver to check the version and it says it's 6.0 build 6000. If SP2 was to be installed it would say build 6002. And yes, ...
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3answers
143 views

How can I keep Windows Vista from updating Internet Explorer 7?

I have Windows Vista installed in a VirtualBox VM so that I can test websites in Internet Explorer 7. I am embarrassed to say I don't have much of an idea how Windows Update works (Linux user for ...
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2answers
8k views

How can I install updates and shut down from the command line?

I know that there is a simple way to shutdown the computer in command prompt, but is it possible to do system updates and then shutdown the computer in command prompt? For example, when Vista needs ...
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3answers
185 views

How do we apply the latest Windows Update?

I've just reformatted my computer and I was running Windows Update, but after installing the updates and restarting, I have more updates again, and even after those updates, I have more updates yet ...
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2answers
237 views

How can we search through the list of completed Windows updates?

After installing Windows update, Control Panel → Windows Update shows the update history review: (enlarged version) How can we do a "search" through this list? For example, I would like to ...
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2answers
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During Vista Repair - No operating system is listed

After a Windows update, my brother's Gateway computer loads to the "Step 3 of 3: 0%" and reboots. Safe Mode does not work. I placed a Vista DVD in the drive, and re-booted. (Note, this is my Vista ...
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3answers
99 views

Will IE9 install automatically?

Now I've installed Vista SP2, will IE9 come in the normal update channel in the next day or so, or do I have to download it myself?
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1answer
5k views

SP1 for Windows Vista won't install because it requires SP1

I have a laptop with Windows Vista 32-bit installed (no viruses or spyware; the Sony Root Kit spyware was recently removed by MalwareBytes). It doesn't currently have Service Pack 1 installed; ...
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2answers
374 views

Vista laptop doesn't boot after Windows Update

I've been having trouble with my Dell Inspiron 1420. I've just reinstalled Vista and have been going through all of the updates. There is one point however where my laptop has 90 something updates ...
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2answers
146 views

WINDOWS UPDATE has failed on VistaSP1 HP Pavillion laptop

In the Start Menu it appears as an Application. Is it? Where could I download a replacement? All the various links on that page are unworkable except Check History which shows a few minor updates ...
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2answers
427 views

HP Recovery Not Working after rebooting for updates?

I own a HP Pavilion DV6000 and I'm running Windows Vista on it. I updated Windows after update I rebooted the laptop. After that It was not at all booting. Even I tried to boot from recovery disk, it ...
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3answers
917 views

Why does my computer keep installing Stage 3 of 3 (complete) and then reboot?

Before the desktop is displayed, my computer displays a message: (1) Installing update 3 of 3 (0%) (2) Installing update 3 of 3 (100%) complete (3) It then reboots itself and goes back to #1 Even ...
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1answer
174 views

Vista - Office 2007 Microsoft Offfice Suite Service Pack 2 (SP2) fails to update: Code 80070663

The auto-update has failed many times There is about 650 MB of free disk space, and the update is about 300 MB. When I use the auto-search interface, it sends me to search results that do not have ...
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2answers
389 views

windows update fails on windows vista x64 because of KB980182

I believe a corrupt install of KB980182 for windows vista x64 is causing windows update to fail. As a result I cannot run windows update, or install/uninstall updates via the control panel. I have run ...
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4answers
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Vista start menu stopped functioning after Windows Update

I was asked to run Windows Update on someone's laptop which hadn't been updated since they bought it (no internet access). There were about 500MB worth. Once they finished installing, the start menu ...
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1answer
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Failing Windows Updates with Error Code 800719e4

On a number of Vista machines I have now come across the same error - when installing updates everything works fine, until it after it reboots and the rolls back during step 3. On all occasions ...
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1answer
61 views

When I start my laptop I only have the option to load my Ubuntu partition and not my Vista one. How come?

Usually when my laptop starts up I am 1st presented with the option to get to the BIOS by pressing F2 and then presented with the option to load one of 3 Ubunutu kernels and 1 Windows Recovery that ...
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2answers
280 views

Windows Update destroys my internet connection

I'm having major problems with a new Windows update. On the latests update, my internet connection becomes broken in Vista. This is very abstract. The only way that I can fix it is to obviously do a ...
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0answers
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KB973685 - Error opening installation log file

I'm having an issue installing KB973685 via Windows Update and manually. I receive the error below when trying to install it manually: Error opening installation log file. Verify that the ...
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2answers
961 views

Windows Vista - Can't start any program without choosing “Run as administrator”

A friend called me saying that her computer recently said it was applying a Windows update when it was shutting down. Now when logged in as her normal user whenever she tries to run any program from ...
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1answer
1k views

How do I limit the CPU share of TrustedInstaller.exe on a Vista system

I'm trying to fix a few low end single core desktops running Vista. In normal use they're fast enough not to be a problem. The issue is that because these machines are only on when being used, ...
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1answer
71 views

Vista crashes on Updates

I restarted my system, but apparently it managed to download some updates. So, now when I am trying to load it it tries to install those updates, but fails and reboots my PC every time. This failure ...
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1answer
162 views

How can I determine what is killing my network adapter win7 or vista?

I thought this issue was like another person here, and that downloading the nvidia chipset drivers was the solution. However that is not all that is going on. This machine had Vista 64bit and is now ...
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2answers
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Windows Vista Update shows no updates in list

My Windows Update keeps telling me that I have 5 (put your random number here) important updates to install. However, when I click on them, the list that pops up is empty. I can still install the ...
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1answer
273 views

Bitorrent not working after windows update

I installed the latest updates for MS windows vista. I was using torrent client Bittorrent simultaneously , when the updates were getting installed. i found the torrent client stopped working. i ...
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3answers
438 views

Did Vista update kill my wireless connections?

I have two PCs, desktop and laptop, using different wireless hardware to access my wireless ADSL modem/router. Both have been working flawlessly for months. Both are running Vista. On Saturday, after ...
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2answers
206 views

Power outage during installation of Internet Explorer 8 update

Yesterday I was installing 56 updates on my newly installed Vista Home Basic SP1. The 40th of them was IE8 and just when it was installing I had a power outage. After reboot Vista recognized there was ...
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2answers
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Vista 64 SP2 installation fails: error_smi_primitive_installer_failed(0x8007371c)

When I try to install Vista SP2, it fails and gives me the error: error_smi_primitive_installer_failed(0x8007371c) It happens if I try it through Windows Update or with the standalone installation. ...
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2answers
191 views

No internet for 32-bit apps on 64-bit vista

I'm trying to help fix a machine with Vista SP1. After installing this weeks Windows Updates the 32-bit apps on the machine no longer connects to the internet. If I run the 64-bit IE then it works ...
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3answers
324 views

Vista Update failed

Hello i have a problem with some vista updates using the windows update feature. It seems the updates always fail and i get a slew of error codes. googling them I have done all the recommended ...
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3answers
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How to stop Windows Update from offering to install “Games for Windows V3.0” repeatedly?

Windows Update keeps offering to install Games for Windows V3.0. How do I get it to stop?
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2answers
117 views

Windows Update on Vista running on a Domain

Does anybody know of a way to get the Windows Update to run for the domain account I login to the PC with, or a way to edit the registry to allow this to happen?
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8answers
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Vista (Business) won't download Windows updates

I have 3 Vista PCs in my office which won't download Windows Updates, either automatically or manually. When I click on "Check for Updates", I get the message "Windows could not search for new ...
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2answers
476 views

Windows Update not pushing Vista SP2

On two computer systems, I have fully legal and validated Vista 64-bit installs. On both machines, I use the Windows Update system to ensure I have all the latest patches and updates. Both machines ...
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3answers
756 views

How to prevent Windows Update from automatically restarting my comp? [duplicate]

Because I program a lot on my personal machine, sometimes I have a lot of windows open with articles on blogs etc that I would like to keep open as I'm working in addition to VS etc. Rather than turn ...
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4answers
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Vista stuck on windows update 3 of 3

Vista x32 ultimate stuck on window update 3 of 3 - keeps rebooting. Dont have the os disk to hand to repair, safemode - all 3 dont work. Advanced options - last known config - doesnt work either ...