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windows update stuck at checking for updates

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by XPUser1991, Mar 23, 2016.

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  1. XPUser1991

    XPUser1991 Thread Starter

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    this is not fixed by anything i've tried everywhere, i left the computer in question sit for 12+ HRS, and still checking for updates, and it will stay like that for days upon days if i let it, i don't know how to fix it, windows vista home basic sp2, i've even tried microsoft's fixit tool to no avail either, anything that will fix my problem is appreciated minus reinstalling, as i really don't want to.
     
  2. keltic1der

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    Open a command prompt as an admin and enter the following:
    %Windir%\system32\net.exe stop bits <hit enter>
    %Windir%\system32\net.exe stop wuauserv <hit enter>

    Then go to start > my computer > C drive > Windows > rename SoftwareDistribution to SDold

    Then go back to the command prompt and enter the following:

    %Windir%\system32\net.exe stop cryptsvc <hit enter>

    regsvr32 wuapi.dll <hit enter>
    regsvr32 wups.dll <hit enter>
    regsvr32 wuaueng.dll <hit enter>
    regsvr32 wuaueng1.dll <hit enter>
    regsvr32 wucltui.dll <hit enter>
    regsvr32 wuweb.dll <hit enter>
    regsvr32 MSXML3.dll <hit enter>
    regsvr32 qmgr.dll <hit enter>
    regsvr32 qmgrprxy.dll <hit enter>
    regsvr32 jscript.dll <hit enter>

    %Windir%\system32\net.exe start cryptsvc <hit enter>

    %Windir%\system32\net.exe start bits <hit enter>

    If the computer is part of a domain: gpupdate /force <hit enter>

    %Windir%\system32\net.exe start wuauserv <hit enter>

    This will stop windows updates, register the dll files again, and restart the services.
     
  3. flavallee

    flavallee Trusted Advisor

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    Open the C:\Windows\system32 folder (assuming Windows Vista is installed in the "C" drive).
    Go to the wuaueng.dll file.
    Right-click it and then click Properties.
    Click the Details tab.
    What's the version listed there?

    If it's older than version 7.4.7600.226, you can download it from here:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/946928
    The top link at the site is for Windows Vista 32-bit.
    The second link down is for Windows Vista 64-bit.
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    After it's installed and the computer is restarted, do another "Check for updates" at Windows Update.

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