I tried to Update MikTex as I have done before, with the Update (admin) console. I get a window with a few items checked and grayed out "Select All" and "Select None" buttons. I clicked on Next and the update does something. MikTex cannot start - I get an error message about a missing module, etc.

I uninstalled it (it did not go smoothly) and installed it again. It worked but it could not automatically install a package on one computer; and worked well on another. The updater still behaves the same way.

This is on two different machines, both running Win 8.1.

  • Install first the new packages and then run updates. See my comment here tex.stackexchange.com/questions/257643/…. And next time put more effort in your problem description. The names of the "missing module" is important. – Ulrike Fischer Jul 30 '15 at 6:14
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    When there are MikTeX specific updates next to the regular package updates, MikTeX first wants to update itself before updating anything else. – percusse Jul 30 '15 at 7:05
  • I synchronized the list but I do not understand this: " Then check in the package list if there are new packages starting with miktex and install them." How do I know which are new and start with miktex? Also, to give you the name of the missing module, I have to go over the whole thing again, and I would like no to do that. BTW, the "Select All" button is still grayed out. Should I try to see what happens? – ABC Jul 30 '15 at 21:31
  • Can't you just run the update with the selected packages at first and then run another update where you (hopefully) can select all the packages you like? – moewe Aug 1 '15 at 17:03
  • I did just that. It seemed to work. But then I could not print. I have seen that before when I had problems. Click on Print - nothing happens. Then I reinstalled the whole thing, no updates. Print works now. I will just leave it like that. – ABC Aug 2 '15 at 3:01

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