Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. First : 1) Open Control Panel, and click Programs and Features. 3) Under the list of Microsoft Windows, select Service Pack for Windows (KB936330). best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US. Hi, a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.The idea of removing the from c:\windows\winsxs is a great idea but also you should move/delete any other files in that folder starting with and allow Windows update to build a fresh new update check, the first check takes a while but usually carries on from where the updates got up to without problems.As of this writing, there's a series of four updates that are the culprit.
Unfortunately, the Windows Vista updates have been slowed down a lot.
Hi antoniu200: Many other Vista users have reported that Windows Update seems to get stuck at "Checking for updates..." for long periods of time, and this problem dates back to the August 2015 Patch Tuesday updates - see my screenshots in Scousa JAY's thread windows update just seems to hang while checking in the Vista Forums.
This month's December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates required a full hour on my machine before it finished the "" phase and finally presented a list of available updates, so you might want to try running a manual Windows Update and leaving your computer alone for an hour or so to see if it eventually runs to completion.
Advanced options - last known config - doesnt work either Any suggestions This worked for me: I did not have an OS disc available.
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