[Tex/LaTex] MikTex 2.9 Package Manager internal error trying Update Wizard


I installed MikTex 2.9 on a recently fresh installed Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit. The installation had admin rights and completed without errors. Afterwards I rebooted and then tried to update packages with the package manager. This fails with an internal error:

Miktex Package manager: internal error

MiKTeX Problem Report
Message: MiKTeX encountered an internal error.
Source: Programs\MiKTeX\PackageManager\MFC\MpmView.cpp
Line: 913
MiKTeX: 2.9
OS: Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit, build 10586
Invokers: non-existing/explorer
SystemAdmin: yes
PowerUser: no
Root0: C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9
Root1: C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9
Root2: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9
Root3: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9
UserInstall: C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9
UserConfig: C:\Users\admin\AppData\Roaming\MiKTeX\2.9
UserData: C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\MiKTeX\2.9
CommonInstall: C:\Program Files\MiKTeX 2.9
CommonConfig: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9
CommonData: C:\ProgramData\MiKTeX\2.9

It makes no difference if the package manager is run with sysadmin rights (except for showing SysAdmin: yes / no in the Problem Report).

I also tried uninstalling MikTex, reinstalling it with the Basic 64 Bit installer (first time I had tried the net installer). Makes no difference.

Cannot find the MemVice.cpp … What happens in line 913 ? Any recommendations how to get this to work?

PS.: This thread seems to be related, but no solution: How to use biblatex with miktex and texmaker

Best Answer

Sorry, in retrospect the solution seems obvious... but I had been looking around for quite some time.

Do not use the Package Manager, but "MikTex Update (Admin)" :-/ Windows 10 tricked me, for when opening the start menu and typing "MikTex" it only shows the package manager.

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