Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by saulob, Nov 20, 2009.
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Nope no updates found for me, haven't had the same error as you did.
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")
Rename SoftwareDistribution SoftwareDistribution_OLD
which will rename the folder containing the database.
net start wuauserv [Enter]
8. Now try Windows Update again. This may take a while because the database has to be rebuild.
hmm weird try cleaning temp files.
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.
It happened the same to me around a month ago. Autosolved after a couple days, not doing anything by my side.
If you kill Explorer.exe and restart it again through the task manager, it also works again.
Guys I just rebooted and it worked. Thanks
Now the update appeared, it's 'Games For Windows - LIVE V3.1'
Thanks for the help.
In Control Panel there also is under System and Security -> Find and fix problems -> Fix problems with windows update