Mod Edit: Split from http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/528415/windows-installer-win7-wont-install-updates-or-uninstall-progs/ - Hamluis.
I'm having this exact problem with my HP Pavilion which was purchased with Win7 then subsequently upgraded to Win8.1 after partitioning. I have been unable to update since. I have attempted so many fixes from Microsofts Forum so far with no satisfaction.
I've followed this thread and tried this method but have hit a snag at number 8 also....When I hit "Merge" I get the message : "Cannot import C:\ xxx\xxx\desktop\Msirepair.reg: The specified file is not a registry script.
You can only import binary registry files from within the registry editor."
Where am I going wrong if anyone knows? Please!!!!
Edited by hamluis, 03 June 2015 - 07:12 AM.
PM sent new OP, moved from Win 7 to Win 8 - Hamluis.