Windows 7 update to 10 Windows Server Update Services manual uninstall

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Have a computer that is running Windows 7 Pro.  Trying to get it updated to windows 10.

Setup stops and says Windows Server Update Services - manually uninstall

I cannot find any sign that it is on this computer.  Didn't think you could have WSUS on Windows 7 pro.

Anyone come across this and find solution?   This is one of those PC's that would take days to setup again as it's a Autocad Designer with a ton of custom setup.
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Most Valuable Expert 2013

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Is WSUS present in services.msc?

We had a couple of machines that did this where the updater had somehow mistaken SEP for WSUS so check your AV etc is off/removed.

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Thanks.  Removed AV again but it's still there.   I haven't ever seen this error and there isn't much info online about it.
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One can install WSUS management tools on a workstation. Could that apply, maybe?
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Wow.  The computer I'm upgrading was the old IT managers computer.  He had a folder on his secondary drive with software in it.  In the folder was a microsoft folder with windows update services.  All the program files and pdfs were in there for install.   I deleted the .exe for wsus from that folder and Windows is installing.

I've been doing this for a long time and I didn't realize it checked the drive like that.   Even though nothing was installed it was blocking.

Thanks for the replies guys.
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Well found!
Yes, there's a blacklist in the installer scanner.  I guess M$ could really do with publishing the list it uses!

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