Windows 8.1 error solution for “The update is not applicable to your computer” !


“The update is not applicable to your computer” What?

As myself, a lot people are having this error, Johan Rensenbrink found out a possible solution for it, try it at your own risk! Don’t forget to backup all your data before updating, this is still a preview after all !


“==== FOUND A FIX ====

1. Place and rename the MSU file in an easily accessible place, e.g. C:\8preview\preview.msu
2. open command prompt in administrator mode.
3. Type: Expand –F:* c:\8preview\preview.msu C:\8preview\
4. Type: DISM.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:c:\8preview\


A similar solution but using PowerShell:

1. Download the Win8.1 update msu package preparer
2. Open a Windows PowerShell window in admin mode and navigate to the download directory
3. Create a directory with a name like “Win8_1”
4. Extract the msu using this cmd: 
Expand –F:* <fileName> <directoryRecentlyCreated>
5. Execute this cmdlet: Add-WindowsPackage -PackagePath “” -Online”


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