In the Messages box of TeXstudio, I get the following output:
Process started: pdflatex.exe -synctex=1 -interaction=nonstopmode "my latex file".tex
pdflatex: major issue: So far, no MiKTeX administrator has checked for updates.
Process exited normally
I ran miktex-console_admin.exe, clicked "Check for updates" and updated the packages, but this annoying "pdflatex: major issue: …" message does not go away.
I had a similar issue on a new install of MikTeX 2.9.7300 on Windows 7. I received the error message
The error persisted even after
What resolved the issue for me was to start the MikTeX console using Administrator privileges. Specifically I
Of course YMMV and I imagine there are other ways to do this.