The update is not applicable to your computer
You may face with the below error during installing Windows 2012 R2 monthly rollup:
“The update is not applicable to your computer”
There is some resolution for this issue:
|1||Update is superseded||As updates for a component are released, the updated component will supersede an older component that is already on the system. When this occurs, the previous update is marked as superseded. If the update that you’re trying to install already has a newer version of the payload on your system, you may encounter this error message.|
|2||Update is already installed||If the update that you’re trying to install was previously installed, for example, by another update that carried the same payload, you may encounter this error message.|
|3||Wrong update for architecture||Updates are published by CPU architecture. If the update that you’re trying to install does not match the architecture for your CPU, you may encounter this error message.|
|4||Missing prerequisite update||Some updates require a prerequisite update before they can be applied to a system. If you are missing a prerequisite update, you may encounter this error message. For example, KB 2919355 must be installed on Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 computers before many of the updates that were released after April 2014 can be installed.|
Missing Prerequisite Update
Most of the time “The update is not applicable to your computer” is related to missing some prerequisite on Windows, so the below instruction should follow:
- Download and install KB2919442
- Download and install all patches in KB2919355
- These KB’s must be installed in the following order: clearcompressionflag.exe, KB2919355, KB2932046, KB2959977, KB2937592, KB2938439, and KB2934018.
After installing the above patches, you be able to install all updates that were released after April 2014.