Vista x32 ultimate stuck on window update 3 of 3 - keeps rebooting.
Dont have the os disk to hand to repair, safemode - all 3 dont work.
I re-ran Windows Update today and all Important updates that failed yesterday eventually installed successfully ("" still took about one hour and I declined one Recommended update KB3112148 for Vista and one Optional update KB3106614 for Silverlight today) so the secret might be to install updates in smaller batches instead of trying to install all dozen or so available updates in a single update session. Yesterday I still had this problem, but now it detected 242 updates... And it took 10 seconds after the startup to find them! MS NET Framework v4 as of I didn't make any changes today and neither yesterday.
Dunno what happend, just suddendly detected 242 updates.
You might also want to read Nikilet's recent thread when they tried to install the December 2015 Patch Tuesday updates. According to Control Panel | Programs and Features on my 32-bit Vista machine, my .
Six updates for the Vista OS and one cumulative update for IE9 were marked as "Failed" on my machine after Windows forced an automatic rollback and re-boot of my machine. wiped your cached list of past updates installed on your machine, forcing Windows Update to re-build your entire inventory of available updates. NET Framework v4.5.2 has been updated to v4.5.51209 since the latest December 2015 security patch KB3099869 was installed.
From link I could see a possible solution was to delete or rename the file C:\windows\winsxs\When I tried by going into System Repair and choosing the command prompt boot option it appeared to let me rename this file to something else – but in the background Vista had not changed the file for the system as a whole - only for my user login.
A stuck update usually isn't a critical problem, but it's certainly annoying-- especially when you want your computer to start up in a reasonable amount of time.
I booted up the working PC – and was then able to follow the instructions in the following link: Type in the following commands: I was then able to copy off as a backup. I ran checkdisk and returned the hard disc to it’s computer.