Sorry for the delay. I spent some time cleaning up my PC. It was due for a cleanup since it's been slightly over 2 years since I did. The internals were too dusty.
I didn't adjust anything, and the msg is no longer there. No idea what happened.
I replaced the components and retried the updates. It failed. Here is the PML link, and cbs is attached.
File on MEGA
Something else weird happened. After I cleaned the PC, when I turned it back on, I checked windows update, and it only showed 1 important update to install. It didn't show me what I always used to see. It didnt even show any optional updates.
I didn't try to install it, instead, I clicked on check updates again. That update disappeared, and my usual list appeared.
This all happened before I replaced this latest component file. Is that supposed to happen?
I unfortunately didnt take note of the KB number, but I did notice it was the release date was Jan 14th 2020. The name had "security pack" or "service pack" in it. It also was a small update, not a big one.