Installing a .msu and Windows Update Service

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by damianfox, Aug 11, 2015.

  1. damianfox

    damianfox MDL Senior Member

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    Anyone know if you can still install a .msu with the Windows Update Service Disabled ?
     
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  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    #2 abbodi1406, Aug 11, 2015
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    Code:
    mkdir .\temp
    expand.exe -f:*Windows*.cab windows10.0-kb3081436-x86.msu .\temp
    dism /online /norestart /add-package /packagepath:.\temp
    rd /s /q .temp
    
     
  3. damianfox

    damianfox MDL Senior Member

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    #3 damianfox, Aug 11, 2015
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    Thanks, I know how to get the .cab outta the .msu I was just wondering if I needed to Re-Enable the Windows Update Service to Install the new .msu

    I'll just try to install it with it Disabled.

    Edit: Yes the Windows Update Service must be Enabled to install a .msu
     
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  4. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Using the msu, you can't
    dism can, with cab
     
  5. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    #5 T-S, Aug 11, 2015
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    MSUs can be unpacked also with 7zip just like any other compressed file.
     
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  6. john123x

    john123x MDL Member

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    i think you can extract EXE from Update CAB, and just double click the EXE.

    Of course, my result isnt conclusive, because until now, to me, there is only one CAB update