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


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


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