Unable to apply old security patches to Vista Home Premium via the Automatic Updates

Discussion in 'Security Software' started by John Dalton, Nov 5, 2009.

  1. John Dalton

    John Dalton Guest

    How to apply old security patches to Vista Home Premium, the Automatic
    Updates fails. So is there any way the old security patches can be applied .
    John Dalton, Nov 5, 2009
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  2. John Dalton

    MowGreen Guest

    Some of the older updates may have been superseded by more recent ones.
    * Which Service Pack has been applied ? *
    Some of the updates may already be present in the SP and there's no need
    to install them now.

    Were there any error codes showing for the failed updates ?

    Suggest that you download, *save*, and run the Fixit from this page as
    it will install the latest Windows Update Agent, reinstall BITS, reset
    system Permissions to their Default settings, and clean out the
    SoftwareDistribution subfolder, which contains the downloaded updates,
    data for said updates, and updating components:

    How do I reset Windows Update components?

    When the download of MicrosoftFixit50202.msi completes, close *all* open
    programs and browsers.
    Now run it with the system connected to the internet and choose the
    Aggressive mode.
    Restart the system when it's done.

    *-343-* FDNY
    Never Forgotten

    "Security updates should *never* have *non-security content* prechecked"
    MowGreen, Nov 5, 2009
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  3. Always state your full Windows version (e.g., Vista SP1; Vista 64-bit SP2)
    when posting in a forum or newsgroup. Please do so in your next reply. (You
    posted from a WinXP computer that's not fully-patched either: Microsoft
    Outlook Express 6.00.2900.5512.)
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Nov 5, 2009
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