Update the updater to update


I formatted one of my laptops and reinstalled Windows the other day. Whilst reinstalling software and bringing it up to date, Windows update gave me this ridiculous message:

“To check for updates, you must first install an update for Windows Update.”

I guess software has become so complex that even updates require various levels of abstraction. 🙂

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  1. This happens because Windows Update system has changed since Windows 7 SP1 was released . I myself saw this message first time after reboot after clean install. it tries to update itself first so that further System update files are smaller in size and effective.

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