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[BUG] Opera won't check for updates - invalid params and unable to prepare update checker runtime

  • @no-name-opera i enabled a ram drv i have..

    and installed a stand alone usb of
    Opera_66.0.3515.36_Setup_x64.exe

    then went to about and it updated
    as you can see

    Version:66.0.3515.36
    Restart Opera to update to version 66.0.3515.44
    Relaunch now
    Update stream:Stable
    System:Windows 10 64-bit
    c0cb09a3-7482-4392-978d-ee4287055715-image.png

    i do not think it is a bug

    but you personally have sum kinna trouble tho.. 😞

    Pic after i re-launhed opera
    e85f7b0f-041c-4088-bcd6-e5393bdb3629-image.png

  • @no-name-opera I mean the one in (Windows) Settings > Network and Internet > Properties

  • @leocg That's what I thought you might be referring to. No, nothing's set that would limit.

  • @nvmjustagirl I've done a complete uninstall (using Windows Program and Features Uninstaller) and reinstall (on the same machine) and have the same problem, which is why I thought it might be related to a bug.

  • @no-name-opera maybe @burnout426 will see this a lil later.. he knows some of the registry data that can be cleaned up or maybe @leocg does too..

    seems like sumthing is blocking sumwhere tho.. i know you said ya turned off all anti-viruses.. what do ya use.. if ya don;t mind me ask 'n..

  • @nvmjustagirl At this point, your theory seems most likely - that during a previous upgrade, Opera's registry data somehow got hosed and any new installs (including standalones) are getting corrupted by it. In and of itself, I still think that points to at least a potential place for Opera's dev team to check for improvements (e.g., why would hosed registry data impact a standalone version - it shouldn't, right?). I use standard Windows anti-virus/firewall.

  • @no-name-opera the stand alone.. do ya still have it hold on ..

    do ya still have this stand alone installed (Opera_66.0.3515.36_Setup_x64.exe) if so use that same setup file and do like a re intall use'n same folders directory you used to begin with..

    when ya do it will instead upgrade.. you will a upgrade button that way

  • @nvmjustagirl I didn't have it setup anymore but just now reinstalled to show the screens - exactly as the fully installed version.

    Update & Recovery - Opera.png About Opera - Opera.png

    This is why I thought it was a bug. A portable version shouldn't depend on anything in the registry so, even if it was corrupted, the update should work properly (or at least the button shouldn't be greyed out). That the button is greyed out suggests where to look for the root cause (but I can't see the code to know where to look).

    Additionally, in the file opera_autoupdate.log, I see this:

    [21156:20832:0124/074918.945:78967734:INFO:resource_l10n_handler.cc(101)] Language not in the available languages list: en-US
    [21156:20832:0124/074918.945:78967734:INFO:resource_l10n_handler.cc(107)] Trying language from system preferred list: en-US
    [21156:20832:0124/074918.945:78967734:INFO:resource_l10n_handler.cc(150)] Retrying after adjustments: en-US
    [21156:20832:0124/074918.945:78967734:INFO:resource_l10n_handler.cc(107)] Trying language from system preferred list: en
    [21156:20832:0124/074922.395:78971171:ERROR:autoupdate_checker.cc(374)] COM init failed
    [21156:20832:0124/074922.395:78971171:ERROR:autoupdate_checker.cc(333)] Unable to acquire locks! Download: true, metric: true
    [21156:20832:0124/074922.400:78971187:ERROR:autoupdate_checker.cc(137)] Unable to prepare update checker runtime.
    
  • @nvmjustagirl

    @nvmjustagirl said in [BUG] Opera won't check for updates - invalid params and unable to prepare update checker runtime:

    @no-name-opera the stand alone.. do ya still have it hold on ..

    do ya still have this stand alone installed (Opera_66.0.3515.36_Setup_x64.exe) if so use that same setup file and do like a re intall use'n same folders directory you used to begin with..

    when ya do it will instead upgrade.. you will a upgrade button that way

    I don't have that file anymore and I'm on a later version at this point but it doesn't matter - I've tried that idea multiple times with past versions. The upgrade button doesn't show.

  • @no-name-opera ad4978b5-3050-4305-ae16-fcfc85431438-image.png

    that pic shows it was checking for updates..

    does it finish or perhaps show an error or says your up to date or n e thing

    i just noticed your other pics earlier where checking too

    eb3c02e1-b24a-42ce-b5d2-129f49c5f5fd-image.png

  • @nvmjustagirl It says that but, from what I remember from when it did actually check, it's not working. It never comes back with a message.

  • @no-name-opera As an aside, after I pulled up those screens, Download in the log changed from true to false. Don't know if this helps but thought I'd mention it:

    [21836:25364:0124/080941.730:80190515:INFO:resource_l10n_handler.cc(101)] Language not in the available languages list: en-US
    [21836:25364:0124/080941.730:80190515:INFO:resource_l10n_handler.cc(107)] Trying language from system preferred list: en-US
    [21836:25364:0124/080941.730:80190515:INFO:resource_l10n_handler.cc(150)] Retrying after adjustments: en-US
    [21836:25364:0124/080941.730:80190515:INFO:resource_l10n_handler.cc(107)] Trying language from system preferred list: en
    [21836:25364:0124/080945.122:80193906:ERROR:autoupdate_checker.cc(374)] COM init failed
    [21836:25364:0124/080945.122:80193906:ERROR:autoupdate_checker.cc(333)] Unable to acquire locks! Download: false, metric: true
    [21836:25364:0124/080945.126:80193906:ERROR:autoupdate_checker.cc(137)] Unable to prepare update checker runtime.
    
  • @no-name-opera that is a bit strange.. i had trouble installing portable dev a bit ago.. but think the file was bad.. here is link if ya wanna look it over..

    sorry posted wrong link heres the right one;;
    https://forums.opera.com/topic/37429/solved-dev-offline-64-bit-setup-problem/15

    your problems do remind me of what i went thru.. sorta

    it kept wanna d/l what i already had lol

    i got pics of some of my logs too i think on that page/thread

    You are downloading setup files from opera and not sum 3rd party..

    you can see on that page sum of the things i was asked to check by others trynna to help with problem..

  • Some ideas:

    • Check router's DNS, Settings.
    • Check with a Local VPN.
      • Hotspot Shield
      • Proton
    • Check on another ISP?
    • Check with Mobile's data HotSpot?

    Did you download Opera from official site?

    Is your custom Hosts file edited / review by you or do you use HostsMan or another?
    Did you searched for Opera on the file?

  • @no-name-opera said in [BUG] Opera won't check for updates - invalid params and unable to prepare update checker runtime:

    Version: 66.0.3515.27 (although it's been happening for the last few versions - not sure how many back)

    You have to remember what changes you did on the system.

  • @zalex108 Just tried using a VPN - no dice. The hosts file was custom and reviewed by me. It's very small and I did search for Opera (which, of course, wasn't there). But remember, even removing the hosts file did nothing.

  • Maybe there is something on the Events Manager.

    Do you know how to arrive?

  • @zalex108 Nope - just checked. Opera doesn't have a folder in it and there isn't anything under Windows Defender suggesting Opera had a conflict.

  • @no-name-opera ya might check this..

    do ya have multiple entries of scheduled tasks.

    Each installer should keep it clean and have only one task created..

  • @nvmjustagirl No. In fact, from the command line, I ran:

    C:\Temp\opera\portable\launcher.exe --scheduledautoupdate $(Arg0)
    

    ...to see if it came back with any errors. It didn't.

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