[Solved] MSU files fail to install ? ? ?

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  1. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk MDL Member

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    Hi All,

    Trying to install a Win7x64 hotfix (Windows6.1-KB979560-v2-x64) for window positioning and it's in MSU format. When I d-click on it, I get the message "The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it". Googled a bit and found I need the stand alone installer (KB2484033) which, of course, is also an MSU file. So how the hell does one install an installer that has no program to open it?

    Russ
     
  2. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    The service = wuauserv

    enable it
     
  3. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk MDL Member

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    Don't have it. The only services that look like installers are: Windows Installer (msiexec.exe) and Windows Modules Installer (trustedinstaller.exe). Both are set to manual, but starting them and then trying does the same thing.

    Russ
     
  4. Carlos Detweiller

    Carlos Detweiller MDL Spinning Tortoise

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    wuauserv = "Windows Update" Service

    I don't think one can remove it entirely, so you must have it, too. MSUs (wusa.exe) requires that service.
     
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  5. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk MDL Member

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    Now that I have, I keep it disabled because I do NOT want Win10 creeping onto my system. What are the chances of that happening in the few minutes it would take to install these two small KB packages? I know the whole Win10 thing is huge, but could it "start" backing into my system and leave me hung up between two OS's?

    Russ
     
  6. Flipp3r

    Flipp3r MDL Expert

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    If you look at abbodi1406's tag, theres a link to: Prevent Windows 10 Upgrade
     
  7. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk MDL Member

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    Thanks! I ran his CMD file, then set my wuauserv to manual and it went just fine. That KB file is supposed to make windows remember their positions after closing and reopening, we will see! I had been running ShellFolderFixUI in the past...

    Russ
     
  8. RASelkirk

    RASelkirk MDL Member

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    FWIW, this update remembers some folders but certainly not all. The old "shellfolderfixui" worked way better...

    Russ