Here we go again. Since the beginning of the year, Vista is taking an exorbitantly long time to update. I have tried all of the fixes posted. Yet Vista still will not update in a timely manner. It has nothing to do with the amount of updates pending. The last time there was just "one" update pending & that was windows defender. The computer was on for 48 hours & still did not complete the download. To top it off it uses 50 to 55 % of the computers' processing power & 3.37 GB of memory according to task manager. A 64 bit system with 8 GB memory in a laptop. So far today, it has been running for 18 hours. I started @ 3:00 am on 28 Oct 2016. My other machine has Win 7 & it has the same problems. Usually that one updates within 24 hours. Yet friends with Win 10 do not complain of this problem. This time there are 10 important updates. The joke of the situation is how quick it nags you to update, but takes forever to complete for the one update, which I do not use anyway. My only conclusion for the disreputable service that MS offers to the older operating systems is they are trying to force everyone to upgrade. It seems there isn't any money to be made in what they call upgrade (fix issues) & in reality is just a repair in sloppy programming when they hurry the product to market. Has anyone else gone past the 48 hour mark waiting for an automatic update? I will report back if and when it finally does update & possibly post a screen shot.