Cab Update Installer is a free software program for Microsoft's Windows operating system to improve the installation of CAB updates.
Windows updates are provided in multiple ways and file formats. MSU files, for example, can be installed just like any other software program on Windows PCs. A double-click on the file is all that is needed to start the installation of the update.
Cab files, on the other hand, cannot be installed with a double-click. These update files need to be installed using DISM or PKGMGR. DISM is used on devices running Microsoft's Windows Vista SP1 and later operating systems.
The main command to install a CAB update file is DISM.exe /Online /Add-Package /PackagePath:"Path to CAB". The command needs to be run from an elevated command prompt window.
The PKGMGR command looks like this: Pkgmgr /ip /m:"Path to Cab" /quiet.
Cab Update Installer is a simple program for Windows that improves how Cab update files get installed. The program simplifies the process of installing Cab update files on all supported versions of Windows.
The main advantage that the program offers is that administrators may install Cab files on Windows machines without having to run DISM or PCKMGR commands on the command line.
Note: Cab Update Installer requires the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.6.1. If you get a Windows protected your PC warning, select the "run anyway" option to execute the program.
Run Cab Update Installer after the download with elevated rights. Right-click on the file and select "run as administrator" to do so; the application displays a simple interface to install a Cab update file on the target system.
Select Browse to pick the Cab file on the local system that you want to install. Make sure the right setup type, DISM or PKGMGR is selected, and hit "install update" afterward to run the update process.
The update gets installed as if you would run the command from the command prompt. Cab Update Installer adds a new option to the right-click context menu of Cab files to make things even easier. Just right-click on any Cab file on the system to install it using the application.
You can download the latest version of Cab Update Installer from Adguard.
Cab Update Installer speeds up the installation of Cab update files on Windows PCs. Some administrations may prefer to run the commands manually as it gives them full control over the installation process; others, who install Cab files a lot, might give Cab Update Installer a try to improve the workflow.
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