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Q: why has vista stopped automatic updates?

Vista will no longer automatically update. Nothing I've attempted works to fix the issue.

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(Revised 7-10-2018)

The Vista Update Search issue gets triggered by applicability of at least one of the following updates for a given installation: KB4015195, KB3191203, KB3185911, KB3087039, KB4014661, Excel and Word related Security Updates for Compatibility Pack SP3, Office 2007 SP3 and Office 2010 SP2.

An installation can be made ineligible for the issue by manually preinstalling all applicable of the following:

KB4019204 (equivalent to KB4015195)    Download 32-bit         Download 64-bit

KB4012583 (equivalent to KB3191203)    Download 32-bit         Download 64-bit

KB3205638 (equivalent to KB3185911)    Download 32-bit         Download 64-bit

KB4015380 (equivalent to KB3203859,    Download 32-bit         Download 64-bit

         KB3164033, KB3140735 and KB3087039)

KB4018271 (IE 9 only; equivalent to         Download 32-bit         Download 64-bit   

                                       KB4014661)

KB4022196 (Compatibility Pack SP3)        Download      

KB4018354 (Compatibility Pack SP3)        Download

KB4018353 (Excel 2007)                             Download

KB4018355 (Word 2007)                            Download

KB4022209 (Excel 2010)                             Download 32-bit        Download 64-bit

KB4022202 (Word 2010)             new        Download 32-bit        Download 64-bit

Set automatic updates to "Never check for updates" and reboot prior to manual installation.

Regards, VZ

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