On Thu, 12 Apr 2018 13:51:40 -0600, Gordon Bower stated:

>Having cooled down, had tea, slept on it, restarted the computer...
>Yes, I have read the howto.
>On my machine, every single function on the console fails to complete,
>either with "timeout was reached" or "couldn't connect to server."
>Running as user or administrator, same thing.
>Downloading a new install in a new directory, same thing.
>Running direct from the File Manager (miktex-console.exe or
>mixtex-console_admin.exe), same thing.
>Running in Windows 7 compatibility mode instead of Win10 defaults, same
>The miktex-console_admin.log file contains no useful error messages, just
>2018-04-12 13:40:29,180-0600 INFO  Console - starting: MiKTeX Console
>2.9.6637 (MiKTeX 2.9.6630 64-bit)
>2018-04-12 13:43:56,977-0600 INFO  Console - finishing with exit code 0
>for every time I have attempted.
>In a nutshell - I am stuck. I don't even know what to put in a ticket. Is
>there a workaround (using the old package manager until a new version of
>the new console is released)?
>Is there another log file I need to inspect?
>There don't appear to be any settings for me to experiment with.
>Now that MiKTeX is un-updateable on my desktop, I am scared to update the
>system on my laptop... the old system was very 20th century, but at least
>it worked, and on that system I can still add packages as needed.
Okay, lets back up. Uninstall the complete MiKTeX package. Then, depending on
how you installed it, delete the appropriate MiKTeX folder under either
"programs" or "programs(86)" and the MiKTeX folder in the "ProgramData"
directory. You may need to log in as an administrator to complete the deletion
of the folders.

Now, reboot the system and download the MiKTeX package you want to install,
then install it. If I remember correctly, you only use the "admin" programs
for when MiKTeX is installed for a single user. It may be the other way around.

You might want to clear out your "tmp" directories to make sure you have no
garbage hanging around before test it out.

The trick is to make sure you get rid of all the old MiKTeX files and
directories before reinstalling.

Good luck!


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