I'm a relative novice to troubleshooting computers. It also gives more details on how to diagnose this problem. My last updates for Vista were installed 26/07/16, KB890830 twice.My last updates for Vista were installed 26/07/16, KB890830 twice. The last check for updates was on 8/8/16 and my computer states it is up to date. I started it last night and it was still "checking for updates" this morning.Alright so, basically the other day I wanted to defrag my C: drive but had low space on it so I moved some stuff off and tried a defrag..defrag didn't do much however I did still have around 9.5 gigs of free space from moving those files, however today and yesterday all that space mysteriously dissappeared.
I've tried to restart my computer, but as soon as I log in the computer, it cycles back to the update that never installs. message ID=3151645#3151645 Endless update cycle --Submitted by john.ford1
Is there a way I can bypass this and restore my computer? message ID=3151730#3151730 A few settings need to change... message ID=3152426#3152426If you have any additional advice or suggestions for Susannah, please click on the reply link and post your answer.
In extreme cases it might be necessary to temporarily stop the Windows Update (wuauserv) service to prevent the installers from hanging.
Open the Windows Services at Control Panel | System and Maintenance | Administrative Tools | Services (or just Control Panel | System and Maintenance | Administrative Tools if you use the " so STEP 3 of the instructions in m#l's thread might show that KB3177725 (MS16-098: Security Update for Windows Kernel-Mode Drivers: August 9, 2016) is the only Win32update missing from your system.
about a new rollup for Win 7 SP1 that includes all updates as of April 2016, as well as an upcoming change that will see all non-security updates for Win 7 SP1 and Win 8.1 combined into a single monthly update.
Kudos to Vista1972, who posted that link in the Vista Forums thread has a workaround that apparently works for many Vista users as well.Security Centre and under Manage Security Settings click Automatic Updates and select ‘Notify but don’t automatically download…’.You will be prompted in install updates after boot-up but you can decide to do it when it is convenient.The last check for updates was on 8/8/16 and my computer states it is up to date. I started it last night and it was still "checking for updates" this morning. This morning I tried installing Windows6.0-KB3177725-x86.msu, Windows6.0-KB3153199-x86and Windows6.0-KB3145739-x86but they just go into "Checking For Updates" when I click to run them. " if you have an unfinished Windows Update session running in the background.This morning I tried installing Windows6.0-KB3177725-x86.msu, Windows6.0-KB3153199-x86and Windows6.0-KB3145739-x86but they just go into "Checking For Updates" when I click to run them. STEP 1 of the step-by-step instructions posted 16-Jun-2016 in m#l's thread Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours note that users should disable automatic Windows Updates [Windows Update | Change settings | Important updates | ] and re-boot (the re-boot is critical) to terminate any Windows Update sessions.If you're like me and you've been perpetually putting off backing up your machine, you don't have any restore points to fall back on.