Hangs when updating vista
The next morn it was set t "Check" - 6 hours later I had updates - one of which was KB3161664.Got them all installed after that and the Vista is back to checking on a daily basis when booted up and the "Check" is slower than my WIN 7 - but acceptable for the specs on the laptop. Thanks bjm Found the optional 3161608 in my unchecked list of Optionals and applied it.
Rainbow_2: I did the same with May updates but could notice they (updates) were downloaded and installed without that usual delay so that I could restart and then switch off my system without waiting for the morning!In that case, Microsoft fixed the problem by expiring some of the outdated updates in the supersedence chain for programs like the IE browser so that the Windows Update Agent could quickly determine which patches need to be applied and which older updates had been superseded and could be ignored.------------ 32-bit Vista Home Premium SP2 * Intel Core2Duo T5550 @ 1.83 GHz * 3 GB RAM lmacri: According to Woody Leonhard's article Windows 7 update scans taking forever?" hang on my Vista machine since Aug 2015 so the upcoming change to combine non-security updates for Win 7 SP1 into a single monthly update might be a significant development for Win 7 SP1 users who also suffer from these slow Patch Tuesday updates.I don't have a Win 7 computer at home so I'm not the best person to ask about slipstreaming the OS image (which isn't the topic of this thread), but the Microsoft Tech Net article And since this update can be injected into Windows 7 SP1 media, it’s fully supported to mount a Windows 7 SP1 image (WIM file), then inject this update into it.Until April to download and install updates which where listed in Control Panel ˃Windows Update used to take hours so that I used to do it overnight and find it in the morning waiting for a system restart to complete the installation.
I did the same with May updates but could notice they (updates) were downloaded and installed without that usual delay so that I could restart and then switch off my system without waiting for the morning!
Microsoft has not released a fix for Vista SP2 [the Windows Update Agent (wuaueng.dll) v7.6.7600.256 for Vista SP2 has not been updated since June 2012] and users should refer to the instructions on page 1 of in m#l's thread in the MS Answers forum.
This workaround should help you keep your system patched until extended support for Vista SP2 end on 11 Apr-2017.
Hopefully next Patch Tuesdays will go equally smoothly..... " was stuck for 4 hours before finding 16 available updates.
If you have a problem with your June 2016 updates just wait for a few days after the Patch Tuesday updates are posted to the MS servers on 14-Jun-2016 and then check Dalai's webpage to see if a new Windows kernel-mode driver (Win32k.sys) update is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.
For some reason pre-installing just one of the monthly Patch Tuesday updates as suggested in my original post seems to trick the Windows Update Agent (WUA) into checking for the remaining available updates faster, and at this stage of my testing I'm not absolutely certain that the one update you pre-install even has to be a Windows kernel-mode driver (Win32k.sys) update.