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Windows 7: Can't see updates in Windows Update.

23 Oct 2009   #11
Antman

 

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23 Oct 2009   #12
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

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You guys might want to check the date in Windows and also in bios. Make sure the dates are current or the updates won't work correctly.
Anyone posting that they are experiencing the same problem MUST clarify if they have attempted any of the known fixes or suggestions.

I discovered yesterday that the Windows Time service on my fresh install was disabled.
I had to suggest that because when the time is off those updates won't work at all. I've seen the time service flake out before also.

Thanks for pointing this out Antman.

By the way guys, those 33 updates are only the language packs so if you don't need the language pack don't bother with those.
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22 Jan 2010   #13
MPNIELSEN

Vista
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
You guys might want to check the date in Windows and also in bios. Make sure the dates are current or the updates won't work correctly.
Anyone posting that they are experiencing the same problem MUST clarify if they have attempted any of the known fixes or suggestions.

I discovered yesterday that the Windows Time service on my fresh install was disabled.
I had to suggest that because when the time is off those updates won't work at all. I've seen the time service flake out before also.

Thanks for pointing this out Antman.

By the way guys, those 33 updates are only the language packs so if you don't need the language pack don't bother with those.
Yeah all nice. But basically you didn't read the OP. Problem is that updates are detected as available but their descriptions do not show up in the list in Windows Update. I have a really hard time seeing that time settings has anything to do with that. So you answers is basically noise.
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13 Feb 2010   #14
sukkerfri

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Experiencing the same problem. X available updates but the descriptions are not showing.
I'm not about to blindly install any updates on my system. Resetting the Update components can work, but I understand the problem reoccurs after a while for users who have tried this. Any leads on a permanent fix?
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13 Feb 2010   #15
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Those optional updates are LIP's (Windows Language Interface Pack). LIP's should only be available as optional updates if you are running Vista / Seven Ultimate or Enterprise editions. Other editions should not see these updates.

Currently there are 35 languages available, a normal one-language installation of Vista or Seven should therefore see 34 LIP's. The OP shows 32 available which is a bit curious; it basically indicates that one LIP is already installed on top of the original installation language.

My Windows Update shows 31 available because I have installed German, Finnish and Swedish languages on top of my English Win7, thus making a system where user can login in four different languages:

-lip.png

-kari_logonscreen.png

Kari


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13 Feb 2010   #16
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MPNIELSEN View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Antman View Post
Anyone posting that they are experiencing the same problem MUST clarify if they have attempted any of the known fixes or suggestions.

I discovered yesterday that the Windows Time service on my fresh install was disabled.
I had to suggest that because when the time is off those updates won't work at all. I've seen the time service flake out before also.

Thanks for pointing this out Antman.

By the way guys, those 33 updates are only the language packs so if you don't need the language pack don't bother with those.
Yeah all nice. But basically you didn't read the OP. Problem is that updates are detected as available but their descriptions do not show up in the list in Windows Update. I have a really hard time seeing that time settings has anything to do with that. So you answers is basically noise.
His reply which, by the way, was given help with a problem is valid, not "noise". The time settings also include the date settings. From my own past experience, if the windows time is turned off, not working properly, or if there is a mismatch, update will not work properly.

Make sure the Windows time service is running.
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13 Feb 2010   #17
sukkerfri

Windows 7 x64
 
 

@ Kari : Theese are "Important Updates", as one can see from the attached screenshot.
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13 Feb 2010   #18
Kari

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sukkerfri View Post
@ Kari : Theese are "Important Updates", as one can see from the attached screenshot.
My bad. Sorry. My post only explains those 30+ optional updates.

Kari
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10 Mar 2010   #19
PraetorianGuard

Windows 7 Ultimate Edition
 
 

Im also having this issue with windows updates. I have tried restarting several times, including going into windows updates as the first thing when the computer is done and there is still nothing there. So I am running sfc now and if that turns up empty then what??
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26 Mar 2010   #20
Firedawg

Windows 7 X64
 
 
Possible Answer To No Windows 7 updates - Router

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bakalhau View Post
I've updated and selected updates in this window before, suddenly I can't see any updates there at all. WU tells me there's 33 optional updates available, when I click and the window to select those and install them appears I can't see any of them. =/ Check the attachment to see what I'm talking about. I've changed setting in Windows Update to see if that was the cause of the problem but it didn't help. Important updates (when I had them) weren't showing either... Help is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
I know this is an old thread, but given I have not seen a good response I will throw my 2 cents out there in hopes that it helps someone. I had a similar issue with updates that it was not allowing Win7 to download updates and was giving me the timeout error code. After further investigation I found that my anti-virus and malware programs were not able to update. Not sure if or how I may have obtained a virus I ran some offline virus packages to find nothing. I tested my firewall and found nothing. After some deep thought I stated to look at my hardware. The first thing I did was removed my router from the chain and direct connected my cable modem to my computer. Tested the update on Win 7 and presto it updated without a hitch, also my anti virus programs as well. Now, I'm getting with Linksys(Cisco) concerning my router to figure out where the denial of connection could be. I may update this thread when that is found. I hope this helps some one.

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