Support for Windows Vista without any service packs installed ended on April 13, 2010. To continue receiving security updates for Windows, make sure you're running Windows Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2). For more information, refer to this Microsoft web page: Support is ending for some versions of Windows
This article describes an update rollup that resolves some reliability issues in the USB core components in Windows Vista. You will achieve better reliability in various scenarios by installing this update.
Issues that are fixed in the update rollup
925528 Stop errors occur on a Windows-based computer that has 2GB or more of RAM and is using an NVIDIA nForce USB controller
929734 You may experience problems after you resume a Windows Vista-based computer from sleep or from hibernation
930568 Error message when you try to put a Windows Vista-based computer to sleep or into hibernation: "STOP 0x000000FE BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER"
929478 After you use the Safely Remove Hardware option to remove a built-in optical drive from a portable Windows Vista-based computer, you may be unable to reconnect the drive
930570 Error message in the Usbhub.sys process when you wake a Windows Vista-based computer from sleep or from hibernation: "STOP 0x00000044"
928631 A USB device may no longer work correctly after Windows Vista resumes from sleep or from hibernation
933433 Recording quality is poor when you use a USB microphone on a Windows Vista-based computer that has 4 GB of RAM or more
933442 A USB composite device does not work after you disable and then enable the device in Device Manager on a computer that is running Windows Vista
934633 When you connect a USB multifunction printer device to a Windows Vista-based computer, a second instance of the printer object is created, and the first instance no longer works
934796 Error message on a Windows Vista-based computer that is running a USB composite device: "STOP 0x000000FE"
933824 The Safely Remove Hardware feature and the Windows Explorer "Eject" command do not work correctly with an Apple iPod that is connected to a Windows Vista-based computer
935782 A USB device takes a long time to resume from "selective suspend" mode on a Windows Vista-based computer that uses UHCI USB controllers
935783 When you resume a Windows Vista-based computer from sleep, you may experience unexpected behavior from a USB device
The following issues were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
When the computer resumes from a suspend state or from a hibernation state, the computer stops responding. Additionally, you receive a "0x9F" stop message on a blue screen.
The computer takes a long time to resume from a suspend state or from a hibernation state.
The computer takes a long time to resume from a suspend state or from a hibernation state when you use a VIA controller.
The computer stops responding when you use an AuthenTec USB fingerprint reader. Additionally, you receive a "0xFE" Stop error on a blue screen or a "0x9F" Stop error on a blue screen.
The computer stops responding when you use a USB Bluetooth audio device.
The computer takes a long time to resume from a suspend state or from a hibernation state when you use an Enhanced Host Controller Interface (EHCI) controller.
The computer stops responding when you remove a USB device. Additionally, you receive a "0xFE" Stop error on a blue screen.
When a computer resumes from a suspend state or from a hibernation state multiple times, you receive a "0xFE" Stop error on a blue screen.
For more information about the latest service pack for Windows Vista, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
The following files are available for download from the MicrosoftDownload Center:
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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No prerequisites are required to install this update.
You must restart the computer after you apply this update. This package may not automatically request a restart after you install it. The full benefits of this update may not take effect until the system is restarted. You do not have to restart immediately. However, we recommend that you restart the computer as soon as possible.
Update replacement information
This update supersedes all previous USB fixes.
The English version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Note The "force reset" key for USB host controllers is defined on a per-instance basis. This setting will be reverted to "no reset" behavior in scenarios that involve installing reinstalling a USB host controller.
For more information about an update that was released previously for USB core components in Windows Vista, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
For more information about the description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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