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  •  For some details, please see http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/windowsupdatelog-unreadable/2e6b05ed-ac91-4186-a362-c6b5a7e42911?msgId=385b9d65-c622-4a04-98db-aa4d7f4355c0

    Thanks for any help.

    Monday, October 26, 2015 3:23 AM

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  • They can help you over here.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update?

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Monday, October 26, 2015 4:08 AM
  • Thanks. It was they who sent me here tho

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/windowsupdatelog-unreadable/2e6b05ed-ac91-4186-a362-c6b5a7e42911?msgId=385b9d65-c622-4a04-98db-aa4d7f4355c0

    Sorry, I'm not allowed to post live links yet.

    Monday, October 26, 2015 4:23 AM
  • FYI here's the contents of my WindowsUpdate.log file

     

    Windows Update logs are now generated using ETW (Event Tracing for Windows).
    Please run the Get-WindowsUpdateLog PowerShell command to convert ETW traces into a readable WindowsUpdate.log.

    For more information, please visit http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=518345

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Monday, October 26, 2015 12:54 PM
  • Hi,

    You could try here:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/home?forum=win10itprogeneral&filter=alltypes&sort=lastpostdesc

    I recommend posting your question again instead of posting a link to your Answers thread.

    As for posting links, you can get your account verified by posting in the verification sticky at the top of this forum:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=reportabug


    • Marked as answer by pituachMVP Thursday, September 29, 2016 9:23 PM
    Monday, October 26, 2015 12:58 PM
  • Hi,

    You could try here:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-us/home?forum=win10itprogeneral&filter=alltypes&sort=lastpostdesc

    I recommend posting your question again instead of posting a link to your Answers thread.

    As for posting links, you can get your account verified by posting in the verification sticky at the top of this forum:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=reportabug


    Thanks Mike. I didn't yet fully understand the problem which was why I was holding off on another forum suggestion.  

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Monday, October 26, 2015 1:29 PM
  • Cheers Dave. I'm not sure how much help they'll really be able to give over there though. I see this as one of those questions that is likely to just be continually kicked back and forth between here and Answers.

    Monday, October 26, 2015 1:32 PM
  • Thanks. It was they who sent me here tho

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/windowsupdatelog-unreadable/2e6b05ed-ac91-4186-a362-c6b5a7e42911?msgId=385b9d65-c622-4a04-98db-aa4d7f4355c0

    Sorry, I'm not allowed to post live links yet.

    This one might also help.

    https://chentiangemalc.wordpress.com/2015/09/03/debugging-viewing-windows-update-log-on-windows-10-insider-builds/

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Monday, October 26, 2015 2:12 PM
  • FYI here's the contents of my WindowsUpdate.log file

    Now try using  Get-WindowsUpdateLog  <eg>

    C.f.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/windowsupdatelog-unreadable/2e6b05ed-ac91-4186-a362-c6b5a7e42911?msgId=fc2a6c8e-b38d-4d85-b84e-a749b79ec3d3

    BTW that last post was made before finding this thread.   ; )



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Monday, October 26, 2015 8:20 PM
  • Now try using  Get-WindowsUpdateLog  <eg>

    C.f.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-update/windowsupdatelog-unreadable/2e6b05ed-ac91-4186-a362-c6b5a7e42911?msgId=fc2a6c8e-b38d-4d85-b84e-a749b79ec3d3

    BTW that last post was made before finding this thread.   ; )



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Rob,

    I did try that and got the same "Unknown" result that I eventually found on CCV54's OneDrive. I have not had time to try it but the steps here might sort it.

    https://chentiangemalc.wordpress.com/2015/09/03/debugging-viewing-windows-update-log-on-windows-10-insider-builds/

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Monday, October 26, 2015 8:23 PM
  • I did try that and got the same "Unknown" result that I eventually found on CCV54's OneDrive.

    It's not all Unknown result though.  E.g. after finding the correct TIF path and navigating there I did 

    PS>gc "WindowsUpdate 1.log" | select-string -Pattern "^1601/01/01" -NotMatch | Measure-Object

    and got 1300 (versus 12905).  Maybe this is really just a case of WAD (Working as Designed)--though it does seem surprisingly sparse.

    BTW I could make a case for making this a PowerShell exercise.  For example on my own system I was using  Get-WindowsUpdateLog  -ProcessingType "XML"  which gets rid of the timestamp problem but leaves the "(No Format Information found)." problem and so now would like to summarize the output of generated .XML file by the  <Message>Unknown( 95): GUID= lines.  The 95 is just a placeholder and was the last line seen when I did

    PS>gc "wuetl.XML.tmp.00008" | select-string -pattern "<Message>Unknown" | sort -unique | measure-object

    Evidently the placeholder (95 or otherwise) is not going to be useful.  The real significant data that we would want sorted and listed as unique (and maybe counted too) is the GUID=.  I don't know how to do that with PowerShell.  <eg>

    Also, as I mentioned in the Answers thread I am dubious about the syntax of the tracerpt.exe commands that Get-WindowsUpdateLog is generating, so maybe a PowerShell forum would be a good place to discuss that too.

    And as I have indicated elsewhere, I am astonished that there is apparently so little discussion about this anywhere.



    Robert Aldwinckle
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    Monday, October 26, 2015 10:24 PM
  • Thanks Robert, always good to chat with you. Karl and Mike who also hang out here will probably see this. I think they both know some powershell stuff so may have some input.

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]

    Disclaimer: This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties or guarantees , and confers no rights.

    Monday, October 26, 2015 10:33 PM
  • lol "That was easy" it says at the bottom of the page. Makes my head hurt scrolling that far.

    Thanks. I'll check it out sometime, to see what I can glean. "WIP" according to Robert Aldwinkle.

    Monday, October 26, 2015 11:15 PM