I would like to install updates from command line

OS : Windows 7 x64

I ran

wuauclt.exe /detectnow /updatenow

and in the log it says "No feature Update available"

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but it never installed the following updates, please help me figure out how i can the following using command

office and windows 7 updates that were not installed Optional Updates that were not installed

2 Answers 2



As I remember it, when an update check occurs a cookie is stored that prevents a new update or check for 1 hour. So, you should use the /resetauthorization switch, along with /detectnow, like this:

wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow

Sometimes this works:

From an elevated prompt, stop the update services with

net stop wuauserv

Delete the contents of C:\Windows\SoftwareDistribution, then restart update services. (net start wuauserv). Then, run wuauclt.exe /resetauthorization /detectnow.

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