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  • Slow updates for Vista? KB 3145739 solves that, too

    Posted on April 25th, 2016 at 13:25 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Interesting note from ER:

    After several days of testing KB3145739 on Windows Vista SP2, the Vista version of that patch also worked in fixing the Windows Update “forever” problem.  Got it working on the fourth or fifth try.  Now WU is responding a lot quicker on Vista SP2.

    The real reason why KB3145739 didn’t work on Vista on the first few attempts is because I installed it on a fresh or “clean” install of Vista and did not have the previous Vista security updates installed from August 2009 to all of year 2015.  I had to use tools like Autopatcher or WSUS Offline Update utility to manually download & install the 150+ Vista SP2 security updates from 2009 to 2015 before the KB3145739 fix could actually work.

    I’m beginning to think KB 3145739 is the magical cure. Just hope it works on the updates next month.

  • Win7 updates take hours – or days? Try this combination to fix it

    Posted on April 19th, 2016 at 08:06 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    As reported here by EP, with ch100 and Noel Carboni.

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