Updating vista home
about a new rollup for Win 7 SP1 that includes all updates as of April 2016, as well as an upcoming change that will see all non-security updates for Win 7 SP1 and Win 8.1 combined into a single monthly update.
Kudos to Vista1972, who posted that link in the Vista Forums thread has a workaround that apparently works for many Vista users as well.
There are plenty of happy people with computers that "just work" running Windows XP or Windows Vista.
Although my system is 64 bits the listed requirements did not specify 32 bits.
It may be a better investment to buy a new PC, especially given that it costs 0 to purchase Windows 10.
OS: Windows Vista 32 Bit Home Premium I am unable to install recent Windows Vista updates because the updater hangs at "Checking for updates". and "Most recent checks for updates" says "never" ... which I assume is the reason for the "never" labels mentioned above. I used file "Windows Update Agent30-x86.exe" with the /wuforce switch and ran it from a HDD not containing the OS. "Troubleshoot problems with installing updates" I ran the Fix It tool ... If not, you can try to download and install it manually: https:// Later you can enable it again if you want.) Edited by devilus, 22 April 2016 - AM.
Attempts to fix the problem seems to have made the problem worse. and it fixed a couple of things but didn't fix error code 0X80070057 4. Having the same problem and pursuing similar solutions with out success, I tried downloading the recommended update for my Vista Home Premium SP2 64 bit OS.
Before attempted fixes 13 updates were detected and I selected 11 to install ... https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/947821 "Fix Windows Update errors by using the DISM or System Update Readiness Tool" This is listed as the fix for error code 0X80070057. Although my system is 64 bits the listed requirements did not specify 32 bits.I used file "Windows6.0-KB947821-v35-x86.msu" and the resulting "Check SUR.log" file said there were no remaining unfixed errors. Reran the Fix It tool and it still detects error code 0X80070057 None of these bright ideas worked. However, when I attempted to install it stated update not for my system.