Windows Update Manager

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  1. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    Four member tags in one post. If that won't alert him, I dunno.
     
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  2. ashish1989

    ashish1989 MDL Junior Member

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    Downloaded your tool, run on my old windows 7 P4 with 38 GB free space on C drive.
    But when I run your tool, it is saying error occured, not enough free space on your drive
    Please provide any solution ???
     
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  4. SJMarty

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    After begrudgingly moving off of Windows 7, I have several new installations of Windows 10 Enterprise Edition that were all installed fresh about a month ago. Until just a few days ago, I was completely unaware of Windows Update Manager (as you will see in a minute). My process to somewhat try and control/track what updates were being installed was to follow these steps...
    • At the first opportunity, I paused updates.
    • Get the build to certain point and perform a backup.
    • Resume updates.
    • Note what was installed, whether it was successful, etc.
    • Pause updates.
    • Get the build to certain point (for example, install Office) and perform a backup.
    • Resume updates.
    • Note what was installed, whether it was successful, etc.
    • Pause updates.
    • ...and so on.
    After finding Windows Update Manager, I was very happy to say the least. I've been running with updates paused for about a month now so I know there are pending updates. The issue I'm seeing is that when I check for updates using Windows Update Manager, it does not find any available updates. I suspect this is because I have updates paused but I'm not sure. The problem is that I can't "resume" updates because as soon as I do, it will start installing them. A bit of a catch 22.

    Is this expected behavior? If so, is there a clean way to resume the updates yet allow Windows Update Manager to control what gets installed?

    Thanks,

    -Steve
     
  5. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Go offline and open Services, resume updates and in Services stop wuauserv (needs to be done twice since it imediately restarts). WU will show an error. Configure WUMGr to 'Manual Downloads' and disable Auto-Update (i additionally hid the WU Settings).

    Go back online and check for updates with the tool.
     
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  6. SJMarty

    SJMarty MDL Novice

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    #506 SJMarty, Jan 31, 2019
    Last edited: Jan 31, 2019
    I followed these steps and am getting the message "Checking for Updates failed: Internal error."

    I tried twice. Here is the full output...
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    Update Manager for Windows, Version v0.9a by David Xanatos
    This Tool is Open Source under the GNU General Public License, Version 3
    
    Working Directory: C:\Program Files\Update Manager for Windows
    Windows Update Agent Version: 8.0 (10.0.17763.1)
    Last Checked for updates: 29.01.2019
    Searching for updates
    Search for updates failed
    Error 0x800&2EE2: Unknown Error: 2147954402
    Searching for updates
    Search for updates failed
    Error 0x80072EFE: Unknown error: 2147954430
     
  7. shewolf

    shewolf MDL Senior Member

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    #508 shewolf, Jan 31, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2019
    Access to this post is restricted!
    You're trying to open the post, written by @shewolf,
    but unfortunately it was deleted (by the user himself or the UFO) :eek:
     
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  8. Roger Bowen

    Roger Bowen MDL Novice

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    Thanks,

    I'll give those a try.
     
  9. Roger Bowen

    Roger Bowen MDL Novice

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    Turning off the firewall did nothing and I also tried allowing WUMGR through it. Still get the error. It worked fine when first installed. Let's see what David says....
     
  10. Homer712

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    There was a huge issue for the last couple of days with Comcast (mostly, but others as well) and the MS servers. Not just the US, but worldwide. Lots of posts regarding this on many sites. Seems to have cleared up this morning.
     
  11. Roger Bowen

    Roger Bowen MDL Novice

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    I just tried WUMGR and still get the error, however, considering the US weather, that does make a lot of sense. I guess we'll have to hang tight and see what happens. It would seem odd for the program to suddenly stop working without us doing anything to it. A problem their end couldn't be ruled out.
     
  12. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Must be localized issues since it's working fine here (somewhere in the middle of Europe). System is up-to-date hence 0 pending updates but no errors:
    Code:
    Update Manager for Windows, Version v0.9a by David Xanatos
    This Tool is Open Source under the GNU General Public License, Version 3
    
    Working Directory: D:\###.PROGRAMS.###\WIN.10\###.TOOLS.###\###.WINDOWS.UPDATE.###\WuMgr_v0.9a
    Windows Update Agent Version: 8.0 (10.0.17763.168)
    Last Checked for updates: 31.01.2019
    Searching for updates
    Found 0 pending updates.
    
     
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  13. Roger Bowen

    Roger Bowen MDL Novice

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    I'm in the UK and it's still not working for me. What are your settings, just in case you're doing something we're not.
     
  14. cromulant

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    #515 cromulant, Feb 1, 2019
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2019
    Can anyone help me? I have a Windows 10 Pro 1709 (16299.371) that won't update either with WUMT, WuMgr, MediaCreationTool (live update or USB) or Windows10Upgrade.exe.
    HOSTS file stays by default, Catroot2 and SoftwareDistribution have been moved, and Windows Update appears to work but when it tries to update to cumulative 1803 it instantly spits 0x80240034. Cleaning temp files and the Windows Troubleshooter don't change anything.

    I'm not trying to get free help desk, just want to debug what this "Installing Update failed: internal error" means so maybe I can get to 1809 through small steps.

    Not going to reset that Windows installation. Before that I'd wipe and install Mint or Fedora.
     
  15. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Nothing special, 'Manual Download', 'Configure Microsoft Update', Run in background, on Auto-Tab 'No automatic updates' and 'Hide WU Settings'.
     
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  17. Roger Bowen

    Roger Bowen MDL Novice

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    Ah hah, I'm on BT, so, it was Microsoft! Right, see if they fixed it and hang tight if they haven't. Thanks for letting me know.
     
  18. Roger Bowen

    Roger Bowen MDL Novice

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    No joy! Just have to wait then.....
     
  19. SJMarty

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