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Some security updates cannot be installed

Some security updates cannot apply to Windows Vista Premium(64-bit retail version, updated to sp2). I tried to download the updates from MS Website and install them manually after the automatic update continually failing to install, but it didn't work either. The error message is "this update is not for your system."

I just didn't understand why these updates are still on the list and my system repeatedly shown/prompted "8 new updates are available if they are not for Vista?"

The 8 security updates are as follows:
KB972145 (Recommended)
KB2813430 (Important)
KB2808679 (Recommended)
KB2868626 (Important)
KB2345886 (Important)
KB970430 (Important)
KB967723 (Important)
KB2862966 (Important)

I just didn't understand if these updates are not for my system, why the list shown "Security updates for Windows Vista for x64-based Systems."?

The Windows Vista Business, which comes with my HP and Dell computers haven't encounters this problem.

I tried to find a solution from internet but with no result.

Give me a hand, please!

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Thanks for the KB numbers.

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But I don't know your PC well enough to see if it's true or not if they apply.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/972145 for example doesn't sound too bad to me. And I can see how antivirus+antimalware+firewall apps could block the install.

I also see that some of these presuppose that the machine is in some default Microsoft issue configuration. That is, IE is the default browser, there are no AV systems blocking or protecting the OS.

Wish I had a solid answer for you but I do encounter this. So far, the removal of the AV, setting IE to the default browser often clears it up. Now if there are other factors like a full HDD, well, you can see that I can't guess that.

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I just use the Security Essentials from Microsoft and there is no any other browser installed other than ie. The hard drive is not full, only one-fourth is occupied.
By the way, my system is Windows Vista Ultimate, not Premium. I mixed up the two in previous post. These two versions may not be too different in general use.

I don't much care if these updates can be installed or not but it is somewhat annoying as the update reminder is always there. You need to check every time to make sure if any other updates than these 8 are available.

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I just didn't understand the most comprehensive version seems to have more bugs that other versions.

I once used the premium version and is still using the Business version now but I never encounter this problem with this two verisons.

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To troubleshoot Microsoft Update in Windows Vista

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The easiest way to get security updates automatically is to go to the Microsoft Update website and make sure that you have automatic updating turned on. Microsoft Update provides very important updates for performance and security. If you have automatic updating turned on and it isn't working, or if an update can’t be installed, you will see a warning message. If your computer is running Windows 7, Windows Vista, or Windows XP and your updates don’t install, you can use the Windows Update troubleshooter to find and fix problems. To open the troubleshooter: Click the Start button; In the search box, type Troubleshooter; In the results list, click Find and fix problems; Under System and Security, click Fix problems with Windows Update.
Note: Support for Windows XP ends on April 8, 2014. You can get solutions to your Windows XP security issues now, but not for too much longer. If you’re still using Windows XP, you’re missing out on all kinds of security, productivity, and performance enhancements that are available in Windows 7 and in Windows 8.

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I just fixed the problem.

This problem cannot be solved by turning on auto update only but can be fixed by coupling with a program named "MicrosoftFixit50123.msi."

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