Windows Update For Vista Not Working

Running Vista.

For the last six months most of my Vista updates have failed to install. Microsoft provides detailed fix instructions. The easier ones I have tried, with no satisfaction. The Knowledge Base fix is too complicated to use.

Is there a piece of software that can fix this problem (as opposed to trying to follow Microsoft's instructions)?

Thanks.
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  1. daverichards said:
    Running Vista.

    For the last six months most of my Vista updates have failed to install. Microsoft provides detailed fix instructions. The easier ones I have tried, with no satisfaction. The Knowledge Base fix is too complicated to use.

    Is there a piece of software that can fix this problem (as opposed to trying to follow Microsoft's instructions)?

    Thanks.


    Six months is a long time, you might try this, then try installing the updates after:

    1. Click on Start, then RUN.

    2. type in: services.msc

    3. double click on 'Background Intellegent Transfer Services'.

    4. Under startup type enter: Automatic (delayed start)

    5. Under service stauus: 'Start' the service

    6. Now try to download OS updates.
  2. Thanks badge, but that service was as it should be. My latest "failure to install" was KB941649 and I solved that problem by going direct to the MS download site for that update:
    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=E3992046-32B9-4A0D-9E02-ACBA698AA675&displaylang=en
  3. Hi I am having exactly the same problem with my updates. But when I go to services.msc the item labelled 'Background Intellegent Transfer Services'. is not in the list. I am assuming that is my problem then? How would I get this 'Background Intellegent Transfer Services'. and where would I download it from? I have tried using the Microsoft Fixit tool but it says it cant find the 'BITS' which I assume is the item that you mentioned.
    I am a complete novice and not really that computer savvy but I can follow instructions if someone is willing to talk me through it.
    Also could this have anything to do with my niece getting on the computer and deleting things? I thought I had got away with it but I'm starting to think otherwise.
  4. Im Not Understanding Why The Updates Stopped On Me When I Tried To Start To Do The Updates It Would Let Me And Tried Just About Every Way I Could And Not Having Any Luck ... Even When I Downloaded It FixCleaner It Still Wouldn't Start And Wish Someone Would Tell What Is It That Im Doin Wrong
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