I have an old Vista laptop running Vista (32 bit). I tried to install Microsoft's patch for WannaCry from http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012598

When I try to install the Vista patch (not the 64-bit; the 3rd one in the list), it starts installing and then eventually says that it's not applicable to my computer.

Two weird things: 1) When I click the hyperlink that is the name of the patch, the page that comes up is in Spanish. 2) I can tell that the description box that comes up is describing the Win XP SP3 patch.

Has anyone else run in to this?

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    Is your OS completely up to date? And why did you download the XP version if you have Vista? – Kaizerwolf May 18 '17 at 16:56
  • So you are using this patch? If you do not have an English version of Vista installed then your installing the incorrect patch. – Ramhound May 18 '17 at 20:57
  • Usually "Not applicable" means you aren't running a version that needs that patch, typically because it (or a different update that includes the same code change) was already applied. – CBHacking May 18 '17 at 21:31

Please see the guidance from Microsoft here:

"Customers who are running supported versions of the operating system (Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2012, Windows 10, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2016) will have received the security update MS17-010 in March. If customers have automatic updates enabled or have installed the update, they are protected. For other customers, we encourage them to install the update as soon as possible."


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