Fix: The update is not applicable to your computer in Windows 10 , 11

Installing a Windows Update from a standalone installer (or you can say an ‘offline installer’) is a very handy process as it provides the users which choice of selection, time of download and installation, etc. But, while installing the recent Windows Update you may face “The update is not applicable to your computer“. This problem will stop the update process on your system. To solve the issue, simply go through this article.

Method 1 – Putting Update package inside a created update name folder

We are going to install the update in an alternative process.

1. Press Windows key+E to access the File Explorer.

2. In the File Explorer window, go to the download location where you have the update package on your drive.

3. Simply, right-click on the update package and then click on “Copy“.


Copy Update Package


4. Go to the Local Disk (C:) drive on your computer.

5. In C: drive, right-click on an empty space and then click on “New” and then click on “Folder“.


New Folder


6. Name the new folder as “update“.

7. Double click on the “update” folder to access it.


Update Double Click


8. Paste the update package inside the update folder.


Paste The Package


9. Now, right-click on the update package and then click on “Rename” to rename the package.


Rename The Package


10. Name the package as “abc.msu“.


Abc Msu


Close File Explorer window.

11. Search “cmd” in the Search box beside the Windows icon.

12. To open up the Command Prompt, right-click on “Command Prompt” in the elevated search result and choose “Run as administrator“.


Cmd Search


13. In Command Prompt window, copy-paste this command and then hit Enter to expand the package file inside the directory.

Expand -F:* c:\update\abc.msu c:\update\


Expand F


14. To add the package on your device, copy-paste this command and then hit Enter to start the updating process.


DISM.exe /online /add-package /packagepath:c:\update\



Dism Update Package


The update process will be started.

Once the update process is complete you will a message like this-

The operation completed successfully.”

Close Command Prompt window.

Reboot your computer to complete the update process.

Method 2 –   Check whether Update matches system type

1 – Search System Information in search box of taskbar and click on it


System Information 1 Min


2 – Now, check whether the update is supported for your system type or not.

System Info Min


Method 3 –  Make sure it is not already installed

1 – Press Windows key and R key together from keyboard to open RUN command box

Type appwiz.cpl in it and click OK

Appwiz Cpl


2 -Now, click on View Installed updates from left

View Installed Updates Min

Check whther or not this update is already installed on your PC

Your problem is solved.

4 thoughts on “Fix: The update is not applicable to your computer in Windows 10 , 11”

  1. Hello,

    I’ve tried this and i get the error message below:
    “An error occurred trying to open – c:\update\ Error: 0x80070002”

    I’ve tried I could find on the internet to fix this error code (edit registry, check date and time, etc), no effect.

    Would you have an idea of what i could do ?


  2. How do I do the same sort of thing in Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit? I tried the above but it returned an error 87 saying The add-package option is unknown.

    Any ideas on how to fix it?


  3. Processing 1 of 1 – Adding package Microsoft-Windows-MediaFeaturePack-OOB-Package_Wrapper~31bf3856ad364e35~amd64~~10.0.18362.1

    Error: 0x800f081e

    The specified package is not applicable to this image.

    The DISM log file can be found at C:\WINDOWS\Logs\DISM\dism.log

  4. Thank you so much! This is the only method that actually works. I’ve been trying to get this to work for about a year now. You’re a life saver!

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