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Repair "Missing Package Files" not working
« on: November 02, 2020, 01:49:39 AM »
Hi everyone,

I have a problem with my pc where there a some Missing Packages in the registry, which prevents my Windows from updating.
On Friday I bought the Pro Version of the Repair Tool, because it offers this exact repair. I was very happy when it directly found quite a bunch of missing packages and clicked the button to clean the registry. The tool starts working and after quite a while a cmd window pops up, saying something about 1 job done. But unfortunately all packages are still listed and also the backup of the packages is not created.
I tried explicitly running the app as admin and changing the permissions in the registry editor, but the result remains the same.

Windows Version: Windows 10, 1909

Can someone guide me maybe to what I'm doing wrong or on how to get more details on what is not working?

Thank you very much!
Cheers!
« Last Edit: November 02, 2020, 02:02:16 AM by grevenilvec »

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Re: Repair "Missing Package Files" not working
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2020, 02:14:13 AM »
The program used to support this although it was Shane who supplied the missing package files but as they became too numerous, he closed that section of the forum.

Open a Command Prompt (Admin) and enter these cmds -

dism /online /cleanup-image /startcomponentcleanup

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

sfc /scannow

Enter exit to close the cmd window and try a manual check for updates.
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Re: Repair "Missing Package Files" not working
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2020, 02:37:53 AM »
So, the advanced repair option for cleaning up the missing packages in the registry is not supported anymore?

I tried this manual steps already before trying this application. But it always gets errors. It either about a missing package or a file not found. Was hoping this tool could help with cleaning up the registry so solves this problem. The missing packages are not needed anyway, they are all language related files from languages I never used nor plan to use anytime.

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Re: Repair "Missing Package Files" not working
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2020, 02:47:41 AM »
You could try manually updating to 20H2 by using the Update Now button at https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10

If that produces errors then create Win 10 install media after reading the section in the same article.

If you intend to use an USB then insert that before downloading the MCT.

When you have done that and with install USB inserted, open Windows/File Explorer - This PC and double click on the USB drive.

This will open to its files where you then double click on setup Application.

This will perform an upgrade/repair install which doesn't affect personal files or installed programs.

Hopefully this will replace the missing package files.
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Re: Repair "Missing Package Files" not working
« Reply #4 on: November 02, 2020, 04:34:20 AM »
Unfortunately I tried both. Manually upgrading produces the same error in the logs as by using the Updater itself.
Troubleshooting the updater does not find any issues.

And I both tried the Windows upgrade and using the installation media to retrieve the missing packages via DISM commands.
I also tried to install the local experience packs (all packages are related to Portuguese and Swedish language) via the MS Store, but nothing helped so far. That's why I wanted to try to clean up the registry.
Thanks for your help!

Cheers!

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Re: Repair "Missing Package Files" not working
« Reply #5 on: November 02, 2020, 07:16:10 AM »
Have you tried clicking on the Settings cog then double clicking on Time & Language and selecting Language/Add a language to reinstall the language packs that way ?
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Re: Repair "Missing Package Files" not working
« Reply #6 on: November 03, 2020, 12:46:53 AM »
Good point. Thanks. Missed this option.
But unfortunately it didn't solve the problem as well. Seems I cannot avoid to re-install Windows. :(

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Re: Repair "Missing Package Files" not working
« Reply #7 on: November 03, 2020, 01:36:21 AM »
If you register on here - https://www.microsoft.com/Licensing/servicecenter/default.aspx you may get direct access to download the missing language packs, but even Microsoft advise using the add a language option should resolve.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2020, 02:20:42 AM by Boggin »
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Re: Repair "Missing Package Files" not working
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2020, 05:48:15 AM »
Yeah. Registered there as well and tried this option but this missing packages just won't go away. I'll try now to delete them manually. Not a nice workaround, but if it works.
Still a little bummed that this registry cleanup option does not work in the application, but thanks for your great help anyway! Very much appreciated!

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Re: Repair "Missing Package Files" not working
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2020, 06:09:05 AM »
You probably know how to do this but this article describes how to remove language packs using Powershell.

https://windowsreport.com/windows-10-language-pack-how-to-install/

Let me know how you get on.
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