So maybe someone can tell me if what I did was the issue or not... I took user_hiddens all in one which hasn't been updated and replaced the exe in the zip file with this one (after renaming it to match and using makecab on the exe). Went about my normal slipstream process with nlite and all was pefect. I still had 4 updates for .net 4 however... kb2901110 kb2898856 kb2901111 kb2898855 I'm not sure if this pack just didn't have these integrated or it was the way I tried updating it myself. Any input?