Windows Update hangs, continues for days RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there any official word from Microsoft on how to handle updating Vista computers that haven't been updated in a few years? The updater hangs for days, and then says no updates available. I've experimented with clean Vista SP2 x86/x64 VM images and so far I'm seeing the same thing. They've been running for almost a day now, checking for updates and eating CPU.

    There's a thread in microsoft answers on this issue:
    Updates not working, it has been searching for updates for hours

    I've tried some of the stuff in there on the real computers. The VMs though I think prove the point. VM Vista images with no updates should update.

    • Edited by popchoc Friday, April 21, 2017 5:06 AM
    Friday, April 21, 2017 5:06 AM