Windows Update Empty, 11/19/2009

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by saulob, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. saulob

    saulob MDL Novice

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  2. psyko12

    psyko12 MDL Novice

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    Nope no updates found for me, haven't had the same error as you did.
     
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  3. gentoo

    gentoo MDL Senior Member

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    See if this corrects the issue.

    Repair the Windows Update database

    1. Click on Start
    2. Click on RUN (Guess what yoy have to do if you don't have a RUN option?)
    3. Type CMD and hit OK
    4. In the MS-Dos screen that appears type the following commands:
    net stop wuauserv [Enter]
    This will stop the "Automatic Updates" service that is using the database.
    5. Now lets switch to the Windows directory - Type
    CD \Windows [Enter]
    (If you get "The system cannot find the path specified" then Windows is installed in another folder. Type SET [Enter] and look at the option "windir")
    6. Type:
    Rename SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution_OLD
    which will rename the folder containing the database.
    7. Type:
    net start wuauserv [Enter]
    8. Now try Windows Update again. This may take a while because the database has to be rebuild.
     
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  4. DDoSer

    DDoSer MDL Novice

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    hmm weird try cleaning temp files.
     
  5. Servi

    Servi MDL Member

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    #5 Servi, Nov 20, 2009
    Last edited: Nov 20, 2009
    I had this issue two or three times since late july (list with optional updates was empty, normally I can see there about 35 updates, most of them are language files). A simple reboot did cure it.

    Edit: Funny, I have it got right now! But yesterday I installed an update for ebay Turbo Lister. It wanted to reboot, but I refused it. During the night my laptop was in hibernation, so no reboot until now. Maybe that's the reason?

    Edit 2: Just rebootet, everything workes again.
     
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  6. McArty

    McArty MDL Novice

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    It happened the same to me around a month ago. Autosolved after a couple days, not doing anything by my side.
     
  7. TheGlade

    TheGlade MDL Novice

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    If you kill Explorer.exe and restart it again through the task manager, it also works again.
     
  8. saulob

    saulob MDL Novice

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    Guys I just rebooted and it worked. Thanks :)

    Now the update appeared, it's 'Games For Windows - LIVE V3.1'

    Thanks for the help.
     
  9. WinterFox

    WinterFox MDL Junior Member

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    In Control Panel there also is under System and Security -> Find and fix problems -> Fix problems with windows update