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I'm getting an empty list of updates when Windows Update says I have 8 important and 1 optional of them to install. I can't see their descriptions.

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Any Idea?

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This answer might help you as well. – Karan May 31 '13 at 3:41

Run Fixit 50202:

Here is a video which shows how to use it:

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Must restart explorer after run fix. – Xilmiki Mar 6 '14 at 16:46
@Xilmiki: Thx! I could restart only expolrer.exe instead of computer. Nice! :) – andras.tim Oct 21 '14 at 7:46

Actually it appears that the problem starts after extended period of PC being turned on, and/or being put to sleep and back. Try simply to kill explorer.exe and open it again.

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Whatever the bug is, it seems to fix itself* when you restart Windows explorer. You can accomplish that by two means:

  • From task manager, kill all "explorer.exe" processes (when you're done, don't forget to File→Run a new explorer).

  • Or just restart the computer.

I've tried some Microsoft fix-it tools but they don't do anything until I restart (and I'm sure it's the restart what fixes it anyway).

(*) Until it decides to happen again some weeks later.

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