Regardless, my humble gratitude for your assistance!
OS: Windows Vista 32 Bit Home Premium I am unable to install recent Windows Vista updates because the updater hangs at "Checking for updates".
(After all, if a pirated computer gets malware because security updates aren't installed, it endangers us all).Really, the answer is "install Linux" but obviously you don't want to do that.You can grab the necessary Windows updates offline and install them without activating Windows Update: It can do, if Genuine Advantage hasn't been installed yet then it will be fine, you just can't update apart from system critical stuff.Obviously, she should buy a new computer with legal windows on it, but she can't afford it.Should I turn on Windows update on her computer or it would ask for some license key, so it is better to leave it as is?Windows update is disabled on her computer for some reason.Can it be activated or will it make her computer unusable?Attempts to fix the problem seems to have made the problem worse.in the Vista Forums indicate that KB3145739 didn't fix the slow Patch Tuesday updates this month - or at least not for everyone. I did my Windows Updates last week, for the APRIL 2016 update issuances. auth=1 "Resetting the entire Windows Update Component manually" I did this using the command prompt as outlined in the article.I used file "Windows6.0-KB947821-v35-x86.msu" and the resulting "Check SUR.log" file said there were no remaining unfixed errors. Reran the Fix It tool and it still detects error code 0X80070057 None of these bright ideas worked. However, when I attempted to install it stated update not for my system.