[Help:] I can't extract MSU files no more, please help... :)

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  1. moderate

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    #1 moderate, Mar 22, 2014
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    Hello,

    In past I have used the following commands to extract MSU (KB updates) files:

    Code:
    expand -F:* X86-all-windows8.1-kb2919355-x86_de9df31e42fe034c9a763328326e5852c2b4963d.msu d:\Dec1
    expand -F:* Windows8.1-KB2919355-x86.cab d:\Dec2
    However currently the 2nd command completes with error and some files are extracted successfully (like CAT, MUM, Manifests) but the others (like updated system files) aren't...

    Today I wanted to extract:
    W8-1-1 x32 refs.sys file b17031 from the update above (W8-1-1) from package:
    Code:
    x86_microsoft-windows-refs_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17031_none_3b493768385a5e30
    ...but the directory above is empty after extraction...

    Could ANYBODY HELP me? Thanks

    Error message of 2nd expand command:
    Code:
    Expanding Files ....
    Progress: 26331 out of 36602 files
    One or more files could not be expanded. Delta Package Expander Returned 0x80070
    00d
    
    Expanding File windows8.1-kb2919355-x86.cab Incomplete, Error Code=0x8007000d
    Error Description: Invalid data.
    
    
    36602 files total.
     
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    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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  3. moderate

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    #3 moderate, Mar 22, 2014
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    Yes, that was the issue, thanks. My OS is still W8-0 x64.
    I wonder, if the issue could be solved by importing W8-1-x expand.exe to W8-0... :)

    Code:
    Expanding Files ....
    Progress: 36409 out of 36602 files
    Expanding Files Complete ...
    36602 files total.
     
  4. moderate

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    #5 moderate, Mar 22, 2014
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  5. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Nope, already tested
     
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  7. moderate

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    #8 moderate, Mar 23, 2014
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    I just tested, that such extraction of KB part and them compression to CAB (KB_part.cab), which includes:
    -updates files
    -CAT and MUM
    -Manifests

    In this case CAB (KB_part.cab) with the following content:
    x86_microsoft-windows-refs_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17031_none_3b493768385a5e30.manifest
    update.cat renamed from package_409_for_kb2919355~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.3.1.14.cat
    update.mum renamed from package_409_for_kb2919355~31bf3856ad364e35~x86~~6.3.1.14.mum
    refs.sys v6-3-9600-17031 in directory x86_microsoft-windows-refs_31bf3856ad364e35_6.3.9600.17031_none_3b493768385a5e30

    ...can't be installed on clean RTM by (Even when there are no other updates between RTM and installed update-part.):
    Code:
    dism /online /add-package /packagepath:KB_part.cab
    because it gives the Error: 14081 - The reference assembly could not be found.

    Same here (with Deduplication component update instead of ReFS):
    http://forums.mydigitallife.net/thr...ed-Pack/page23?p=889684&viewfull=1#post889684