I encountered the exact problem as MikTeX 2.9 without list of packages in settings program.
Now I figure out it may be a bug of MiKTeX. It misnamed one package. The correct package should be
uni-wtal-ger, but MiKTeX named it as
uni-wtal-get, so miktex reports it do not know
uni-wtal-ger. See http://www.ctan.org/pkg/uni-wtal-ger and also