Did you find or received MSU file and your computer failed to open it? Below we will explain what is MSU file extension and how you can open it.

What is a MSU file ext?

The .MSU file extension identifies Microsoft Update Standalone Packages (also known as Windows Vista hot fix Updates). These are usually compressed files which deliver updates or patches for Windows Vista. To extract these files you will need to use the windows Vista Expand utility.

How to open a MSU file?

In most cases your computer should know what software program should be used to open different file types and extensions like MSU. When you double click on the MSU file format, it should open with appropriate software program. If you downloaded or received MSU files for the first time and your system failed to open it then try free file viewers available on the internet after doing enough research not to fall prey to malware.

How to fix errors with MSU files

Scan the file
Before trying to open MSU files on your Windows make sure that it is safe to do so by running through antivirus scanner.
Unable to open MSU files with the associated software program or see an error than try updating the associated software
Do not
If none of the applications in your Windows were able to open MSU file do not change file extension because by changing file extension you are corrupting the file. In case you already changed the extension you can revert it back to MSU by renaming the file. Incorrect associations are the cause of many MSU file errors.

Finally, if Windows is unable to open file extension MSU you may have registry related errors or may not have the appropriate program installed. We strongly recommend that you run a registry scan.

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