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Released on 8th November 2006, Windows Vista became something of a pariah for Microsoft. Pushing harder than most of the low-end haerdware it was being shipped on could cope with. Vista gained a reputation for underwhelming performance and the creation of a first class/second class ecosystem for PC users, something that OEMs failed to appreciate and the craze for netbooks at the time would further undermine trust and interest in the release for consumers and businesses alike. Vista finally reached end of life on 11th April 2017 when extended support services were terminated by Microsoft.

In line with our security mandate, HPC:Factor has decided to generate and a patching list for Windows Vista Ultimate now that it has hit end of life. It is not deemed necessary to add an installation guide to this document, and there are no plans to add one in the future.

 

Windows Vista Ultimate Patches & Updates Guide

The following list of updates will provide you with the highest level of security available to Windows Vista. The Approximate size of these updates is 2.46GB for x64 and 1.7GB for x86 systems. While the guide is aimed at Windows Vista Ultimate, most if not all of the updates are directly applicable to the other edition of Windows Vista.

All but one update (2506014) is applicable for both x64 and x86 systems.

 

Prerequisites

This guide assumes a certain level of system components have already been updated. Failure to install these prerequisite items before continuing with the patch process will impact significantly upon the effectiveness of this guide. These are the prerequisites for the installation:

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  • Windows Vista Ultimate
  • 936330 Windows Vista Service Pack 1
  • 948465 Windows Vista Service Pack 2
  • Internet Explorer 9.0
  • .net Framework 3.5 SP1
  • .net Framework 4.6.1
  • 968930 PowerShell 2.0
  • 915597 Defender Definition Update

 

Critical Updates:

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Vista Service Pack 2

905866

Windows Mail Junk Filter April 2012

943729

Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions

949104

Windows Update Agent

954155

Windows Media Format Runtime 11 Update

967723

968816

Windows Media Format Runtime 11 Update

970158

Kernel-Mode Driver Framework 1.9

970710

971029

AutoPlay update

971644

Platform Update

971657

972145

Windows Media Player default settings fix

973507

973540

973565

973768

973917

Extended Protection Auth for IIS

974318

974571

975558

MPEG-4 Codec Update

975560

Quarts Security Update

975929

Meiryo UI font

976470

Date out of range error fix

977816

MPEG Layer-3 Codec Update

978338

ISATAP Spoofing Update

979099

Rights Management Services Client Update

979309

Cab File Viewer Security Update

979688

Windows Shell Update October 2010

980248

Font File Protection Update

981997

Movie Maker Update

982132

Embedded OpenType Font Engine Update

982480

Media Center Update

982665

Cinepak Update

982799

Tracing Feature for Services Update

2305420

2347290

2387149

2419640

2478935

2479943

2481109

2491683

2492386

Application Compatibility Update April 2011

2505189

DirectWrite and XPS fix

2506014

x64 OS Loader Update

2506212

2507938

2509553

2522422

IE9 Canon Printer Fix

2532531

2545698

IE9 Font blurring Fix

2553708

Advanced Format Disk Rollup

2563227

SVG Parser Update

2564958

2598479

2621440

2631813

2653956

2654428

2685939

2690533

2698365

2705219

2718704

Unauthorised Digital Certificates Spoofing Fix

2727528

2748349

VSC Backup Corruption Fix

2761494

Update for Windows Driver Framework 1.11

2763674

SHA-256 Signing Support

2770660

2807986

2808679

URL port scan protection update

2813430

2820917

2840149

2861855

2862152

2862330

2862335

2862966

2862973

2864063

2864202

2868038

2868626

2884256

2892075

2893294

2900986

ActiveX Killbits

2929733

WER protocol update

2957189

2973201

2991963

2998579

3003743

3004361

3005607

3010788

3021674

3022777

3033890

3035126

3045685

3046017

3055642

3059317

Vulnerability in Microsoft common controls fix

3060716

3067505

3067903

3071756

3072630

3075220

3076949

3080446

3084135

3086255

3092601

3092627

September 2015 freeze fix

3093513

3097966

3101722

3108371

3108381

3108664

3109103

3109560

3110329

3115858

3124275

3126587

3138378

Journal.dll update

3139398

3139914

3139921

No computer accout for trust error fix

3140709

3141083

3147071

Oracle Connection Update

3149090

3150220

3155178

3156017

3156019

3159398

3161561

3161949

3167679

Windows Authentication Methods Update

3170455

3177186

3183431

3185662

3193418

3194371

3196718

3196726

3198218

3203838

3205638

3205715

3208481

3216775

3216916

3217587

3217877

Update

3218362

4012583

4012584

4012598

4012864

DST Update

4014652

4014661

4014793

4014794

4015067

4015195

4015380

4015383

4017018

2917500

Improperly issued digital certificates spoofing update

2922229

Windows file handling component update

2929961

DirectShow update

2930275

Windows kernel mode driver update

2936068

IE8 Cumulative Update April 2014

2964358

IE8 update May 2014

.net Framework 2.0

980842

2604094

2729453

2742601

2894847

2911502

2931354

2937608

2968292

2972098

2974268

2978116

3023213

3037573

3074541

3097988

3122646

3127219

3135982

3142023

.net Framework 3.5 SP1

959209

963707

982525

982536

2416473

2604111

2736416

2836940

2840629

2861697

2943344

2974269

3072303

.net Framework 4.6.1

4014984

April 2017 Security and Quality Rollup