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Windows update lost after using GWX control panel


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#1 JudMc

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 09:55 PM

I was installing GWX Control Panel on eight Windows 10  computers, to take control of Windows Update reboots.  On one of the computers I think that I accidentally clicked on "Delete update folder".  Now on that computer if I search for Update, the search result screen comes up blank, as does searching "check for updates".  So it seems that I have lost Windows Update.

 

I uninstalled GWX but the search still doesn't find Update.  I can't find a way to contact them for support, even though I made a donation. 

 

Do you think that I lost Update entirely?  And how can I get it back?

 



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Posted 17 September 2016 - 10:09 PM

Read about the Reset HERE

 

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fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

 

Microsoft gives you Windows, Linux gives you the whole house...

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Posted 17 September 2016 - 11:46 PM

Read about the Reset HERE

 

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Thanks, but I don't think it worked.  I ran it as administrator, selected #2; it ran for several seconds and said that it had finished.  I did #12 on the menu and it did a check for updates.  I rebooted, but I can't get to the Windows Update with the Search. "Check for updates" or "Windows Update Settings", it takes me to a blank Settings screen, but searching "update" from there doesn't find anything.



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Posted 17 September 2016 - 11:50 PM

I would turn the PC off......get some sleep......and see if it has resurrected itself in the morning.

 

I had a similar problem and it took a while for it to "reestablish contact..."


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  

 

fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

 

Microsoft gives you Windows, Linux gives you the whole house...

It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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Posted 21 September 2016 - 08:27 PM

Read about the Reset HERE

 

Download the TOOL HERE

 

I downloaded this, installed it on seven Windows 10 computers, and sent them a donation, but I don't think it is working.  Six of the computers run unattended but they need to run for weeks or months at a time without being rebooted.  I checked three of them and one had rebooted by itself (no reason other than Windows Update - it is on a UPS) and one prompted me to schedule an update, or it was going to do it.  This won't work either because they run unattended and must not reboot unless I want them to.






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