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  • I've recently done a clean install of Windows Vista on a laptop (Home premium) and a desktop (Business) I only have an old installation disk that comes with no service pack preloaded, so I manually installed SP1 and SP2 on both systems. That all went quite well, until I wanted to run Windows Update to install the additional updates. On both systems, Windows Update just keeps searching for updates for hours without any result. On the laptop, I was at least able to install the latest version of Windows Update, but after that update, it still kept searching without any result. I've already tried to run a FixIt for Vista found on https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/971058  , but it turns out Microsoft doesn't provide FixIts anymore. Instead, I apparantly have to run a EasyFix .diagcab troubleshooter, but that doesn't seem to work on Vista. Is there anything else I could do to make it work?
    Friday, July 15, 2016 1:54 PM

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  • For Windows Vista , the following fix it should work:

    http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9767096&entrypointid=MATSKB

    Friday, July 15, 2016 2:53 PM
  • This redirects to the "How to use Microsoft easy fix solutions"-page which I mentioned earlier. There is a "Windows update diagnostics" diagcab available on that page, but like I said earlier, that doesn't work (as far as I know) on Windows Vista.
    Friday, July 15, 2016 4:03 PM
  • This doesn't work for Windows 8 and Windows 10, but it should work for Windows Vista?

    What happens when you try to run it?

    If it didn't work, you may follow steps manually .

    Saturday, July 16, 2016 2:27 PM