Updating host file in vista
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.
A standard Windows hosts file should look something like this - 127.0.0.1 localhost If you have any lines that point to gs.apple.com, backup the hosts file and delete the lines (using a standard editor such as Notepad).
You may need to ensure that you have admin privileges. If your hosts file is clean, you will have no option but to pursue the Apple recommendations - but at least you will have eliminated one of the more common causes of the error. I got constant Error 3194, than I tried with tinyumbrella and got a new Error 2005.
Now you can install and use a really large HOSTS file on your PC!
This error occurs when i Tunes is not able to talk to the Apple signing servers. Before you apply the recommendations (correct date, time and timezone / logged on as admin / latest version of i Tunes installed / latest operating system updates installed / latest router and modem firmware installed / correct proxy settings / latest security software installed / security software correctly configured / and so forth), it may save you a good deal of time and effort to quickly check your hosts file to ensure that it does not contain any entries that will point i Tunes to a server other than gs.
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.
After installing KB3153199 two days ago, today I dared to install some security updates.
High CPU usage came back, causing by Trusted Installer this time.
Is there a different comparable update for 64 bit OS or is there a different problem? After installing this 64 bit OS update "windows update" ran successfully for the first time in over a week.
I must have spent 30 hours trying various fixes without success!