Many thousands of posts on many forums going back years have requested a service pack 3 as sp2 along with the later patches didnt quite make it. Both reported that the problem was not fixed. Worse, Windows Update drives svchost memory use up to 650,00-729,000! Thanks for bringing that to my attention. Thanks, Renopat for posting the link and mindravenous for the info! I then rebooted, just in case that was needed. One issue you've introduced is micro-relevance.
Unusual, I thought, as I was not connected to the Internet at the time. It's not unusual for Norton to be corrupted by a System Restore - see revewd's thread in the Norton forum for one example. I've got an old Sony Vaio laptop with Vista Home Premium 32-bit operating system. So far everything seems to be working fine. What anti-spyware applications other than Defender are installed? Windows Explorer seems slightly snappier.
Is Java Version 7 Update 9 or higher installed? After many emails and calls to Microsoft, I got use of the printer back. The advice from the B. I'm sitting here reinstalling a customers Vista computer. You need to get a windows machine to test windows updates. Win 7 updates are also slower than they should be, but not as slow as Vista. Some of the updates available failed.
I took a screen capture of installed updates prior to trying to undo System Restore and turns out that was for Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack Service pack 3. Norton doesn'treally like System Restore, I guess. I use a Mac and like dabbling in both worlds. Checking for Updates took about an hour and a half to complete. I'm curious what this magic update fixed for KellyB56 and me. Nope, you guys that thought that, are now so desperate that you are willing to accept her. After installing this patch, checking for updates is completed in 10 minutes.
It must have arrived within the past few days, but has not yet prompted me for installation. I installed it manually and it worked for me. I've run full system scans with Norton Internet Security, Mbam and Superantispyware. There's a very long thread about this on Win 7. However, when I attempted to install it stated update not for my system. Why should they dissappear now? Many thousands of posts on many forums going back years have requested a service pack 3 as sp2 along with the later patches didnt quite make it. Is it a Vista 32-bit or a Vista 64-bit computer? I don't want to conduct these trials under optimum conditions; that's not going to help the majority of people who use their computers under less-than-perfect circumstances.
On top of all the updates that were released previously, this service pack also encompasses multiple changes that are focused on addressing performance and reliability issues, supporting new hardware devices and generally new types of hardware components, as well as providing support for numerous emerging standards. I would log in as one though instead of running the setup file as admin just to be safe. I'm somewhat technical, but not a pro. C'mon, let's call a weasel a weasel. Windows Vista is drawing to the end of its life.
But, anyway, it took a long time but it worked. I have activated windows and passed genuine validation. All were clear, although Superantispyware did detect and remove 163 tracking cookies that the other two did not report. Bradley Manning will likely die a confused snowflake foot note. I haven't tried doing anything with Sept updates yet. I tried to use system restore to go back to the time before the problem developed on jan 12.
Any updates available via Windows Vista's Windows Update utility are ones that have not been installed since support ended on April 11, 2017. The fixes were based on customer and partner feedback, joined into a single service pack, so that you don't have to waste time gathering various packages and deploying them one by one. Seriously, our country would slide that bad. I must have spent 30 hours trying various fixes without success! This 5 + 5 strategy is an announced strategy and should not be a surprise to you. I had not been using it much through December and was lazy in updating it.