Steps For Installing And Updating Windows Vista SP2

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    1. Do a clean install of Windows Vista SP2.
    Select "Ask me later" so Windows Update is not turned on.
    Do not enter the 25-character product key at this time.

    2. Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48137

    3. Install the necessary device drivers (chipset. graphic, audio, ethernet, wireless, etc.).
    Make sure to install the chipset driver first so the computer can properly detect and configure its devices.

    4. Obtain an active connection, then activate Windows Vista.

    5. Install Internet Explorer 9.0
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43374

    6. Install these 5 updates in order from smallest to largest KB number:
    KB3191203
    https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB3191203
    KB3205638
    https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB3205638
    KB4012583
    https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4012583
    KB4015195
    https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4015195
    KB4015380
    https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4015380

    7. Install the KB4014661 cumulative security update for Internet Explorer 9.
    https://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=KB4014661

    Note: Make sure to stop the Windows Update service from running before installing each of the updates in steps #6 and #7.
    Make sure to restart the computer after installing each of those 6 updates.

    8. Load Windows Update.
    Select "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them"
    Uncheck "Give me recommended updates the same way I receive important updates"
    After you click OK, the checking for updates process will start.
    If you're prompted to install Windows Update software, do so.
    After it's done, the checking for updates process will continue.

    9. When the list of 200+ updates appear, right-click and hide any unneeded updates, then start the download and install process.

    10. After the updates are installed and the computer is restarted, load Windows Update again.
    Click "Check for updates" so the checking for updates process can start again.

    11. When the list of updates appear, right-click and hide any unneeded updates, then start the download and install process.

    12. Repeat steps #10 and #11 until Windows Update advises you there are no more updates available.
    Windows Vista SP2 should now be up-to-date to its April 2017 official End Of Life(EOL) date.

    (This guide was updated on February 23, 2020)
     
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    Procedure fails to install Vista 'Updates' after installing SP2.
    With the exception of installing Windows IE9, it will not proceed past the following:
    [​IMG]

    Ran Chkdsk, SFC, Defrag, with no change in behavior.
     
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    Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6 does not appear and isn't installed?
     
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    I give up!
    I have hidden the Updates.
    Now, I'm trying to get a Browser to work, IE-9 is installed.
    Was asked to install a more current Browser and tried to install FireFox.
    Nothing works.
    Does anyone have an actual Functioning Browser for Vista that works without Certificate Errors?
     
    Mike Lynch, Jul 16, 2020
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    I haven't tested and updated this guide in 5 months, so I can't confirm how well it still works.
    I just checked the download links in steps #2, #5, #6, #7 and they still work fine.
     
    flavallee, Jul 24, 2020
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    I discovered today the download links for steps #5, #6, #7 no longer work.
    Microsoft has apparently removed Windows Vista updates from the Microsoft Update Catalog site.
     
    flavallee, Oct 3, 2020
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    The following Windows Vista SP2 64-bit guide replaces the one in post #1 which no longer works.
    Much of the credit for the creation of this new guide goes to "abbodi1406" at the My Digital Life forums.
    His knowledge and expertise has been very helpful to me, and it still is.
    I spent most of today giving this new guide 2 separate test runs.
    The first test run was not successful, so I made some changes to it.
    The second test run was much more successful.
    Enjoy!


    1. Do a clean install of Windows Vista SP2 64-bit.

    2. Install Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48137
    (Note: This is installed early in the process because one or more device drivers may need it)

    3. Install the necessary device drivers.

    4. Establish an internet connection, then activate the operating system.

    5. Install Windows Update Agent
    http://download.windowsupdate.com/w...e/7.6.7600.320/windowsupdateagent-7.6-x64.exe
    (Note: This will update wuaueng.dll from 7.6.7600.256 to 7.6.7600.320)

    6. Install Root Certificate
    https://mega.nz/file/zgg3BSRI#myNxx0beWcQoQZEoSE26X94ylH5vbm1tZRIynePFBJg

    7. Install KB3205638
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB3205638 Vista

    8. Install KB4012583
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4012583 Vista

    9. Install KB4015380
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4015380 Vista

    10. Install KB4019204
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4019204 Vista

    11. Install KB971512
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB971512 Vista

    12. Install KB2117917
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB2117917 Vista

    13. Install Internet Explorer 9
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=43374
    (Note: This will update Internet Explorer from 7.0.6002.18005 to 9.0.8112.16421)

    14. Install KB4018271
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4018271 Internet Explorer 9 Vista

    15. Install KB4493730
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4493730 Server 2008

    16. Install KB4474419
    https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4474419 Server 2008

    17. Obtain the Vista_SHA2_WUC.7z tool and extract its contents into its own folder
    https://download.ru/files/cpOqT8bz
    https://drive.google.com/uc?export=download&id=1FiiqK3qEBZdxNkg7mE6JGXusbtmuBpNy

    18. Run the Install_WUC.cmd command, then press "y" to continue.
    (Note: This will update wuaueng.dll from 7.6.7600.320 to 7.7.6003.20555)

    19. Run the Patch_WUC.cmd command, then select option #1.
    (Note: This will allow the updates for the operating system to be obtained)

    20. Load Windows Update, then select:
    "Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them"
    "Include recommended updates when downloading, installing, or notifying me about updates"
    After you click OK, the checking for updates process will begin (which may take several minutes).

    21. When the list of about 200 important/recommended updates appear, download and install them.

    22. After that's done (which may take an hour or longer), restart the computer.

    23. Load Windows Update again, then do another check for updates.

    24. When any remaining important/recommended updates appear, download and install them.

    25. Repeat steps #23 and #24 until Windows Update advises there are no important/recommended updates remaining to download and install.
    The operating system should now be up-to-date to its April 2017 official "end of life" date.

    Important!
    Restart the computer after completing every step.
    Stop the "Windows Update" service from running before completing steps #5 through #19.
    If you choose not to update Internet Explorer from 7 to 9, you can skip steps #11 through #14.

    (This update guide applies only to the 64-bit version of this operating system.
    It was successfully tested on November 21, 2020)
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2020 at 3:14 AM
    flavallee, Nov 22, 2020 at 3:04 AM
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