Getting the message “Cannot start the update ui…” when trying to run the update UI in Eclipse

Getting the message “Cannot start the update ui…” when trying to run the update UI in Eclipse

When I try to run the update manager in Eclipse, I get the error "Cannot launch the Update UI. This installation has not been configured properly for Software Updates."

Does anyone know how to fix this?

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Try enabling Classic Update.
Window -> Preferences -> General -> Capabilities -> Classic Update 
If that entry isn't available to you:.
  1. Shutdown eclipse
  2. Navigate to this file
[yourWORKSPACE]/.metadata/.plugins/org.eclipse.core.runtime/.settings/org.eclipse.ui.workbench.prefs. and try adding this line and restarting eclipse. 


If you are using Flash Builder 4, updated your installation trough auto update and run into this issue, then change this file:.
Adobe Flash Builder Beta\.metadata\.plugins\org.eclipse.update.ui\dialog_settings.xml 
and edit the contents:.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <section name="Workbench">     <section name="ModeSelectionPage">     	<item key="new-features-mode" value="false"/>     </section> </section> 
write FALSE instead of TRUE. after restart I have in my help menu two items:.
  • software updates - classic drop down menu
  • software updates - item just under it which gives me the error
But I finally can enter the update dialog and manage updates.



You can also try check "Support software instalation in launched application" field in Run Configurations -> Configuration tab..

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