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Windows command-line installers used by some programs: problems showing syntax and parameters

As time goes by, it is (fortunately) more usual to find command-line installers for most Windows GUI programs, so you can make batch and offline console installations. But sometimes I have found a ...
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1answer
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Why can I not find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer in Windows 7

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa369784(v=vs.85).aspx I am trying to find this location in the windows 7 registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Installer I am ...
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1answer
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Is there a software to create an installer from an installation process (InstallRite alternative) [closed]

It's been a while since installRite has been updated and I am trying to find a newer alternative.. I need to capture the changes made to my system and create an installer from that.. I'm currently ...
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0answers
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Unable to install Foriclient on Windows7 box

It's impossible to install the Forticlient VPN Client on my Windows7 machine. No Difference wether trying to install the full Forticlient or just the Small FortiSSL Client. After launching the ...
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1answer
718 views

Privileges for installing executables with nsis

I think this question suits better superuser than stackoverflow. I need to write an installer for some executables. The user might copy them wherever he wants but usually this is performed in ...
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0answers
299 views

Visual Studio 2012 installations hangs at SQL Server 2012 Feature Pack installation after power failure

I was trying to install VS2012 Ultimate. During the installation, there was a power failure. I restarted the PC, and started the installation again. The installation starts but it hangs on Microsoft ...
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1answer
450 views

An error occurred during the installation of assembly

I was trying to install itunes on windows 7, 64 bit, i got that error. the solution i found is to install VC++ runtime, i tried installing 2005 and 2008, got that same error, tried installing 2012, ...
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Installer runs and fails at startup

Whenever I reboot my Windows 7 computer, the systems tries to install an update to HP Photosmart Essentials. This window pops up: After a few seconds, it is replaced by this: If I press "OK", ...
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1answer
259 views

Windows 7 install rights standard user

I'm in the process off migrating a legacy application that has been running under Windows XP to Windows 7. This app pulls updates and setup installers for child components. These are run under the ...
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0answers
164 views

Why Does Explorer.Exe hold open file handles to files in C:\Windows\Installer?

I wanted to use Junction Master to move the files in C:\Windows\Installer off of my SSD and onto a normal HD to save space. When JM complained that there were files in use (on a freshly rebooted / ...
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0answers
26 views

Prohibit installers from modifying Windows Firewall rules [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to prevent applications from modifying Windows 7 firewall policy
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1answer
84 views

Installer not being updated ( probably because of Windows 7 file cache )

I'm creating an installer for my Visual FoxPro application using ISTool and Inno Setup. It is ok for me for the first time. But, I updated my code and re-built the EXE file. Then, compiled the ...
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Error when I try to install VMware 2.0.2 on my PC with 64-bit Windows 7

I need to install VMware in my PC, to install Linux on 64-bit Windows 7 host. The problem is that when I double click the .exe, the error Setup can not continue, Microsoft Runtime DLL. The installer ...
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1answer
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Deleting C:\Windows\Installer\ files safely on Windows 7 after running WinDirStat hard drive space usage report

Has anyone successfully deleted the Windows Installer files successfully before? They are taking up 35.1% of my total hard drive space. Which ones are needed and which ones can be purged? In order ...
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Flash Player 11 installer not working on Windows 7

I downloaded the Flash Player 11.0.1.152 installer from the Adobe website and tried to install it on Windows 7 64-bit. Upon running it, the installer deletes itself, the process runs in Task Manager ...
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3answers
69 views

Software install error

I've downloaded an installer for a piece of software which I've installed on many different computers already. When running the installer I get the following error: Failed to run setup.exe, ...
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1answer
252 views

Why are games starting to refuse Users\Public\Games as the install target?

I usually install games to C:\Users\Public\Games (Windows 7 x64) so that I don't run into permissions issues (especially while updating), but recently, I've run into a couple of installers that ...
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2answers
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Everytime I install something in Windows 7 my resolution changes to 640 x 480

I think I screwed something with the Compatibility Administrator, because every time I install something new, program, game, or anything the screen resolution changes to 640 x 480, and it goes back to ...
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2answers
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Internal error when installing many programs in Windows 7

I seem to have a bug someone where in my user profile that gives an internal error 2203 C:\Windows\Installer\6f5285.ipi, -2147287035 I am able to get around this by using another account and using ...
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1answer
397 views

Only the primary user can start programs

Problem with users and windows installer Only the primary user can start any program. The primary user can do anything. All users have admin rights. As a example if trying to open/start Internet ...
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4answers
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Why the multiple reboots installing Windows 7?

I just installed Windows 7 on my non-PC and was struck by how many times the Windows installer reboots during installation. It even tells you on the screen during installation that the computer will ...
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3answers
515 views

Can't uninstall an application. Are there any alternatives?

I'm trying to uninstall an application from my Windows 7 machine, but the uninstall fails with the following error: There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required ...
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2answers
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Error installing Adobe Flash Catalyst Panini

I have installed Flash Catalyst Panini (a preview release) on one machine (Windows 7 x64, latest updates) with no problem. On another system with the same setup I get the following in the install ...
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4answers
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I deleted Windows\Installer folder, is there a chance to repair?

I accidentally deleted the Windows\Installer folder in Windows 7. Is there a way to repair this, because I can't install new Microsoft software anymore.
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1answer
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What folder are installation logs in?

If an installer stores a log of the installation process, where would I find that log? If there is an installer that does not log the installation process, how can I make it do so?
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Can't run Windows 7 Installer…Error reading from file

I am running Windows 7 (64 bit) Pro. Whenever I try to install anything from a .msi file, I always receive the error: "Error reading from file <path>/setup.msi. Verify that the file exists ...
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1answer
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Make an installer install in 32 bit

I have Windows 7 64-bit and I have an installer for a program, but I want to have the program install the 32 bit version of itself instead of the 64 bit version. Anybody know how to force an ...
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1answer
282 views

Where should my application setup put the binary executables in Windows 7?

I created a small Windows app, and am building a setup for it using NSIS, but what I can't find out is where to put the executables to conform to the new Windows security model. Traditionally we put ...
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Windows Installer won't let me install anything ?

Trying to install a Silverlight Update, a Java update or other software, I get this window: What could be the problem?
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3answers
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Why am I seeing excessive disk activity when installing applications?

I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit on a Dell Vostro 1720 with 8GB of RAM, 7200RPM Disk, 2.53 GHz Core2Duo (Windows 7 64 bit is a supported option and the laptop came with the OS pre-installed). ...
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.Net Framework 3.5 SP1 on Windows 7 not recognized by installers

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM already comes with the .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 preinstalled. However, some installers like the Azure tools and SDK 1.1 seem to check for it and fail: Windows Azure Tools for ...
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Windows 7: Can files located in C:\Windows\Installer be deleted? [duplicate]

The folder (C:\Windows\Installer) on my Windows 7 installation holds 1GB of installers are these necessary or can these be deleted ? If so are there any other places where Windows 7 saves the ...