Update is not applicable to your computer

Problem:

When having you receive the following message: “Update is not applicable to your computer” when installing a hotfix which you downloaded from the Microsoft site and you defenitly know your system is supported

Update not applicable

Solution:

First we need to extract the MSU file and then use the pkgmgr to install the hotfix:

  1. Extract the Windows6.1-KB2740374-v2-x64.msu:
    expand -f:* “C:\Windows6.1-KB2740374-v2-x64.msu” %TEMP%
  2. Use pkgmgr to install:
    pkgmgr /n:%TEMP%\Windows6.1-KB2740374-v2-x64.xml

Install PKGMGR

 Link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc749465(v=ws.10).aspx

Posted in: Microsoft, Windows 2008, Windows 2008 R2, Windows 7

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