Installing an MSP patch on Windows 7

I am using Windows 7 Home Premium.  I have downloaded an update file for Adobe Reader, which turns out to be an MSP file.  It appears that MSP is a file type known as a Microsoft Patch.  When I double-click the file, it asks me what program to use to open the file.  The only answer I have to that question is "How should I know?"


I have asked in the Adobe support forums, but haven't solved the problem there.  I have been told that I should associate the file type with Windows Installer.  However, I haven't been able to locate a Windows Installer in my installation of Windows 7.


I find it strange that Adobe is issuing updates in an MSP format when apparently no one there knows what I'm supposed to do with the file.


So I'm still lost about what to do with this MSP file.  Is Windows Installer the program that should handle an MSP file on Windows 7?  If so, should it be on my system already?  If so, where?  If not, where can I find it?  If Windows 7 uses a different program to install MSP files, what is that program and where do I find it?


Bill, who is lost again


Hi Bill6009,
For the Problem you have now on the computer
Copy the following commands list provided below using right click copy Then
a. click Start.
b. Type CMD in start search box.
c. Right click on the cmd icon (which pops in search results) and select "Run as Administrator".
d. Click continue if prompted.  A Command Prompt window will open. Right click in this Window and select Paste. Then press Enter.
Now reboot your computer and try installing the update and check for the issue.

Thanks and Regards:
I. Suuresh Kumar - Microsoft Support.

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Last updated October 18, 2019 Views 8,398 Applies to: