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Windows Update not working. How do I get the WannaCry patch

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  • Vista SP2.  Windows Update stopped working last August. Start the program and it just says, "checking for updates" and goes and goes and nothing happens.  I assumed Vista was no longer supported, but when I looked for info on the WannaCry patch on Microsoft.com one of the articles said Vista was still supported and the should have been installed by Windows Update.  So, how can I get Windows Update to work and if I can't, how can I get and install the patch?
    Tuesday, May 16, 2017 11:52 PM

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  • Had the same issue.

    Restarting the Windows Update Service (in services.msc) and starting the ..msu again solved it for me.

    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 7:23 PM
  • From here, you can download the required patch for vista SP2.

    http://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=4012598

    If installing update is NOT OK, as a workaround, you can disable smb1 protocol (on which wannacry replicate) by the following command in elevated powershell console. (make sure you run the powershell "Run as Administraor")

    Set-ItemProperty -Path "HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LanmanServer\Parameters" SMB1 -Type DWORD -Value 0 -Force

    sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb20/nsi

    sc.exe config mrxsmb10 start= disabled

    The 1st command will disable smb1 server.

    The 2nd & 3rd command will disable smb1 client version.

    Then, you need to restart the server to take effect.


    Saturday, May 20, 2017 7:15 PM