Is there a different comparable update for 64 bit OS or is there a different problem?
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.
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.
The troubleshooter works through its process and then lets you know whether it could identify and fix the problem.
Most of the time, the troubleshooter can successfully remove a stuck update from the queue. Even if the troubleshooter says it couldn’t identify the problem, it’s possible that the actions of starting and stopping the service and clearing out the cache did the trick.
This created a new Windows\Catroot2 folder and a new Windows\System32\Software Distribution folder ... auth=1 Installed the latest version of the Windows Update Agent. After applying this patch, check the updates manually.
Although my system is 64 bits the listed requirements did not specify 32 bits.
However, when I attempted to install it stated update not for my system.
There might also be some wording differences depending on which version of Windows you're using.
If you don't see anything at all on screen, especially if you think the updates may have been installed completely, see my How to Fix Problems Caused by Windows Updates tutorial instead.
There are several reasons why the installation or finalization of one or more Windows updates can hang.
Most often, these types of problems are due to a software conflict or a preexisting issue that simply wasn't brought to light until the Windows updates started installing.
Much more rarely they're caused by a mistake on Microsoft's part regarding the update itself.
Any of Microsoft's operating systems could experience freezing issues during Windows updates including Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, and more.
This can happen on Windows 7, 8, or 10, but it’s become especially common with Windows 7.
Sometimes updates will error out, or sometimes Windows Update may just get stuck “searching for updates” forever. Windows includes a built-in troubleshooter that may be able to help fix a stuck update.