Windows update goes until 70% and stops

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I run Windows Vista SP1 64 bit. Whenever I try to update windows, It starts the update and stops at 70%. My internet connection is good, so, it's not the problem.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #115938

Windows update goes until 70% and stops

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There are many reasons why an update may freeze, or hang, or stop responding at a certain percentage of the process. One could be because of the firewall and/or of the antivirus you may be using. Either way, what I would suggest is that you check WERCON to get additional information on why you are having this problem:

  1. Go to START
  2. Type wercon.exe on search box then hit ENTER
  3. Check the various options listed on the top left of your screen
  4. If you have a 3rdparty firewall which might be blocking your internal ports, remove the Zone alarm then restart your computer and reset your Windows Firewall to its default settings afterwards

To restore your Windows Firewall to its default settings:

  1. Click on START
  2. Type FireWallSettings.exe on the search box
  3. Click on FireWallSettings.exe
  4. Select the Advanced Tab option
  5. Choose Restore Defaults
  6. Click on Apply (make sure it is high-lighted for it to be clickable)
  7. Hit OK

After you are done with the above procedures, try doing the Windows Updates one more time to see if the issue will persist.

Answered By 562865 points N/A #115940

Windows update goes until 70% and stops

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That’s the usual problem when installing an update directly online. The problem is usually with your connection even if you know you have a good internet connection. If installing the Service Pack 1 update on Windows Vista via Windows Update is a burden for you, try downloading the offline installer so you won’t have a problem installing it.

Go to Windows Vista SP1 5 Language Standalone KB936330 to download. This is the 32-bit installer for 32-bit Windows Vista. If you have 64-bit Windows Vista, go to Windows Vista SP1 5 Language Standalone x64. Once downloaded, run the downloaded setup file to install the Service Pack 1 update for Windows Vista. Service Pack 1 is not the latest Service Pack for Windows Vista.

Service Pack 2 is the latest. To download the Service Pack 2 update for 32-bit Windows Vista, go to Windows Vista SP2 All Language Standalone KB948465. For 64-bit Windows Vista, go to Windows Vista SP2 5 Language Standalone x64. Windows Vista Service Pack 2 is the latest and last Service Pack update. Support for Windows Vista Service Pack 2 will end on April 11, 2017.

Note: before you can install Service Pack 2 update on Windows Vista, you must first have Service Pack 1 installed.

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