error code 8007010b with windows 7 64bit SP1 update attempt

I'm unable to apply SP1 to windows 7 64 bit - receive error: the directory name is invalid   ERROR_DIRECTORY(0x8007010b).
I ran the system update readiness tool for windows 7.
I turned off MSE antivirus (the only AV installed)
I downloaded and installed the windows update agent from the windows site.
I tried installing SP1 in safe mode.
I ran chkdsk and sfc /scannow
Still same error code and failure to install SP1.

link to my CBS.log!129

Thanks for any pointers, I'm stuck. I don't want to reinstall...


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Last updated November 14, 2019 Views 1,820 Applies to:

Hi BillFromTampa,

Follow these methods.

Method 1: Perform a Clean Boot to see if there is any software conflict as clean boot helps to eliminate software conflicts.

Note: After clean boot troubleshooting steps, follow Step 7 from the link to return the computer to Normal startup mode.

Method 2: Follow the steps from the article.

Troubleshoot problems installing a service pack for Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2

Windows Update error 8007000b

For reference:

Learn how to install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

Steps to follow before you install Windows 7 Service Pack 1 from the Microsoft Download Center

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