After a few seconds it then says: "To check for updates, you must first install an update for Windows Update. To install the update , Windows Updater will automatically close and re-open" I then press 'Install Now' - It then says Downloading and installing updates...
It detects that there are updates available, but when I give the command to download, it attempts to and then say it failed. message ID=3052458#3052458 Check your services --Submitted by darrenforster99 message ID=3052473#3052473 I would try a Vista Repair --Submitted by Pudgy One
It's the same case when I tried to install the new Windows Live Messenger. Here are some featured member answers to get you started, butplease read all the advice and suggestions that ourmembers have contributed to this question. message ID=3052531#3052531 Free support from Microsoft... message ID=3053074#3053074 I would try a Vista Repair --Submitted by Pudgy One
Then after that has gone for a few more seconds, I'm back to square one where it says "" - I get no error messages of any kind, everything seems to go through fine.
Have had my copy of Vista for about 2-3 years now, no issues.
And every once in a while an updatewill install but I don't know why. I run several free security software programs: Avast, Threatfire, Ad-Aware, Super Anti-Spyware, IObit Security 360, and Glary Utilities with Online Armor Firewall. Quite often that will jump start a program to run on its' own, and if it doesn't, you can just go to "Computer" in the hierarchy of your machine, then to Downloads, which could either be in "C" or your machine's name, or even under YOUR name. When you are done, it will ask you to do another restart, but you can actually finish several downloads before you do the restart. I would remove the many anti programs and install Windows Security Essentials.