windows vista sp2 32 bit not updating at all. RRS feed

  • Question

  • u go to manualy upload them and it just sits their doing nothing not up loading them and att all the system is an e-system


    Saturday, August 28, 2010 2:50 PM


  • Hi,

    This issue may occur due to corrupt windows update components. I suggest perfrom the following steps to troubleshoot the issue.

    Step 1.Run Dial-a-Fix to clear Windows Update temp folders and clear All Polices
    1. Please Download Dial-a-fix.exe from the link below:


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    2. Save the zip file on the Desktop, and please right click on the zip file and choose extract to extract all contents to the Desktop.

    3. Double click the "Dial-a-fix.exe" and check “Fix Windows Update”, check “Empty temp folders”and then click "Go". Wait for the process completes.

    4. Click “Flush SoftwareDistribution”
    5. Click button “Polices..”. Uncheck the box “Hide disabled policies”. Click Remove Button. Click Close.
    6. Click “Log” (The icon displays as a document in the bottom of the window).
    7. When the prompted window appears, Click "Save". Please save the file on the Desktop.
    8. Return to the Desktop, you can upload the collected files to SkyDrive, and let me know the URL by replying this thread. For detailed steps on how to upload files with SkyDrive, please refer to:
    The above Windows Live ID is ONLY for collecting troubleshooting information. Please do NOT send your questions to it. For any new questions, please post in the forums so that more MSFT, MVP and community members can help you.

    Step 2.Check Windows Update related services
    1. Click Start, type "services.msc" (without quotation marks) in the open box and click OK.
    2. In the right pane, please check whether the following four services have been started:

    Background Intelligent Transfer Service
    Cryptographic Services
    Automatic Updates
    Event Log

    If not, please double click the service. In the tab "General ", make sure the "Startup Type" is "Automatic". Then please click the button "Start" under "Service Status" to start this service.

    Can we turn on above services?

    If so, please check updates once again.

    Step 3.Check updates via Windows update feature
    After performing above steps, please visit the Windows Update website again to check whether the installation is able to go through.

    For your convenience, I have listed the link of Windows Update website as below:

    http://windowsupdate.microsoft.com ;


    Hope it helps.


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    Monday, August 30, 2010 6:47 AM