An installer is a specialized program that performs the tasks necessary to install another application.

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Can't install software or perform Windows Updates

For the last long while Windows Update has been failing on 99% of updates and (certain) software won't install. I have seen the error 0x8007010B in both cases. Why is this happening? How can it be ...
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signed software :: installer — system software and package installer tool (Apple *.pkg)

Does anybody know a few details about signed software and /Applications/Utilities/Installer.app? I didn't find more at Wikipedia and the UNIX-Manual (man 8 installer). Here's the valid signature from ...
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Internet Explorer 9 Installer for Windows 7 x64

As part of my standard troubleshooting for a user's issue with a webapp, I uninstalled their version of IE9 x64 by locating the original update in Windows Updates. Now I can't seem to find an ...
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Unable to install Java Runtime Environment (ver 7 update 65)

Background: I am trying to setup PyDev on Eclipse Luna. I have managed to download and installed Eclipse Luna. But on start up, it said I need to download and install latest Java Runtime Environment. ...
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How to check inf manufacturer

I am trying to create a WiX installer that should install USB drivers as well. It installs the application but not drivers. In the log file I have: DIFXAPP: INFO: Installing INF file ...
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Bypassing OS Requirements in mpkg

I have a mpkg file that i'm trying to install. The installer quits after "writing files" with the error: The installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail... Among a big ...
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Installer for previous versions of Google Chrome

I am lost in where to find previous version installer downloads for Google Chrome. I checked FileHippo but theirs are BETA versions. I am looking for stable previous versions. Currently, my Google ...
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Is there a way to restrict my program installation to a certain web-source on Windows?

I have a program HelloWorld, signed by me and distributed from my company site. But someone has downloaded it from my site, wrapped into program SuperDuperHelloWorld and also added some malware into ...
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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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After upgrade to Windows 10, some programs can't be uninstalled

I had the same issue with several programs since I upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10 (x64), but right now it's VirtualBox: I previously had VirtualBox 4.2.16 installed, then came the Windows ...
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Windows keeps trying to install apps with my native language

Every time I install a software it's trying to install it in my native language, when available (not English), so I always have to take care to change it to English and then proceed with the ...
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chocolatey: install programs from both internet and local Hard Drive

I would like to prepare package.config file for the next time I have to restore Win7 to my netbook. Most of my packages are in the chocolatey group of software, but some aren't. Thus I have ...
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InnoSetup - how do you override the “remembered” install folder and group?

InnoSetup has the DefaultDirName and DefaultGroupName directives for specifying the install folder and group the first time the installer runs. The problem is that it remembers that foldername and ...
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Packaging FireFox into Installer

Is there a way to package FireFox with all of it's configurations and extensions into an installer package to redistribute? I would like to cut back on having to setup FireFox the same on every ...
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Windows 7 Installer keeps popping up at startup

I have Solidworks Student Edition installed on an external drive. Every time I turn on my computer, a Windows Installer box pops up to install Solidworks, and I have to press Cancel. How can I stop ...
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How can I check if specific applications are open prior to silently installing a program?

(Sorry in advance if this is a duplicate question. I did search and didn't find anything). Windows XP I want to script an MSI installer to run silently (via msiexec). A prerequisite step is that ...
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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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How to fix broken Windows update as files in Windows/Installer are removed?

I made a mistake that removed files in C:\Windows\Installer and maybe some other hidden folders, in order to save disk space in C drive. But this action screwed Windows update, now the .net framework ...
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Customizing XenServer partitions

I wanted to install XenServer onto a hard disk with existing data on it, by customizing the partitioning and LVM volumes, but I found that the Anaconda installer does not seem to provide any options ...
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PackageForTheWeb “should not be executed directly”

When trying to install package (specifically, chipset drivers for Nexcom PEAK-series computer, but I guess it doesn't really matters) I get "PackageForTheWeb Error" saing "This program is used ...
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How do I change OSX package install directory?

It drives me nuts that every time I download a binary to run on OSX that it wants to install in system directories. ~/Applications is a perfectly fine place to install and doesn't require blindly ...
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Is it possible to run an application installer in a reversible transaction?

I'd like to run a Windows installer (.exe, .msi) in such a way that I can see precisely what files, registry keys, and anything else it has added/touched/deleted. Preferably have an easy option to ...
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can't kill installer made with innosetup

For years I have been making installers with innosetup, on Windows XP SP3. I have just installed the latest innosetup, 5.5.6 (u) (for Unicode) on Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit. I made a new ...
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All-in-one Office installer

Currently, I have individual installers for the following acquired from a few official sources (VLSC, Partner Network, MSDN, etc): Office 2010 Home and Business 32-bit (OEM) Office 2010 Standard ...
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Possible to make a switchless install from a password protected archive?

I am using 7-zip to make a switchless install (method for doing so here and here). I would like to use a password protected archive to make said install to help prevent the average user from simply ...
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issues installing .pkg file osx through installer

I have a .pkg which needs to be installed. This is basically for Updating my app having multiple components. The pkg contains Agent , Daemon and a helper. In Post script am starting the Agent through ...
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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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add Custom Prerequisite or script to add in installer to detect it

I have a wpf application which needs to be deployed at clients system. It has access database as back-end now at time of installation I need to check if the user has office installed in its system ...
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A running windows service downloading binary-blocked by antivirus

I have a running winservice which downloads an exe to disk and runs the logic from that binary. Everytime I download ,right before the file is saved to the filesystem, I have the AVG antivirus ...
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linux installation cd enviroment

i recently make a custom linux system, for my special need. its on my HDD, but i want to create a cd for installation. multiple day ego, i found a livecd and create install script for that, but in ...
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Using Macbook Pro 5,1 Running Ubuntu to Create a Bootable Lion USB Installer (?)

I'm having a nightmare of a time attempting to create a working Bootable USB of OSX Lion from a Macbook Pro running Ubuntu. I have followed just about all the best guides online to format and image ...
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How to do a silent install of MSYS on WIndows XP

I have to install a set of development tools that includes MSYS 1.0.11 on a bunch of Windows XP boxes. Every other tool is built with MSI or can simply be untarred or unzipped to the relevant install ...
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Synergy installer is unable to start service on Windows 10

When I try to install Synergy on Windows 10, it gives me this error: "Service 'Synergy' (Synergy) failed to start. Verify that you have sufficient privileges to start system services." Synergy and ...
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How i can edit the Windows XP setup screen?

I am making a custom Windows XP installer for education. I need to replace the "Windows Setup" string to another string, like "MediaCenter Setup".
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Where to get Ubuntu Network Installer

I just can't find Ubuntu Network Installer in .msi or .exe format anywhere over the Internet. Where to obtain this Ubuntu Network Installer please? I want to keep my Windows and run Ubuntu alongside.
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Folder is invisible except in Oomph dialog

I'm installing Eclipse on Windows 7 and I opened the "choose a location" dialog inside the automated Oomph installer. From there it gave me the typical little Windows directory dialog to pick the ...
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Where are the files downloaded from the Microsoft Home Use Program saved?

My organization allows me to download and install Microsoft Office through the Microsoft Home Use Program. The initial installer is a small file which launches a program to download the suite of MS ...
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Why 32-bit installation of R is available in 64-bit machines?

I wanted to know why, when you install R for Windows on a x64 machine, it lets you choose between installing 64-bit,32-bit, or both. I don't understand why would you want to install 32-bit version of ...
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Windows XP Windows Installer pops up every time I right-click any folder icon

I am using Windows XP with SP3 on Intel SATA Desktop Board and an SMPS that has only SATA Connectors; moreso, my new PC cabinet does not have a Floppy Drive. I needed to REPAIR my OS. But my old ...
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Installer reports wrong Windows version

When I try to install some well-known products (such as Macrium Reflect) the installer reports that I need a higher version of Windows (than XP) although I am running Windows 7 Home Premium according ...
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java jre installer goes into “stealth mode”

Lenovo T61 running Windows 7 Prof. No java installed as per Control Panel>Programs, javare, Total Uninstaller, etc. Typing "java" at the CLI returns "not recognized". No java in c:\program files. No ...
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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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Installers won't open/run on my computer running on Windows 8

I'm having a problem where I try to install programs and the installer won't open. Usually, restarting my computer works and I can then install, but I don't understand why it wouldn't be able to run ...
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CentOS 5.5 install ghostscript?

I need to install Ghostscript v9.06 on CentOS 5.5. I am linux newbie so can you help me i tried download "Postscript and PDF interpreter/renderer" (was that right thing?) and then run ./configure ...
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How do I determine what's trying to be installed?

Every morning when I come into work, and log into my Windows XP Pro machine, I get a message box telling me simply, "Wise for Windows Installer". That's it. Nothing else. No clue as to whatever it is ...
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How to make ffmpeg installer for OS X

I have followed this tutorial to download, compile and install ffmpeg on Mac OS X. This worked fine but I want to make an universal installer from compiled source for all Mac machines. Please help me ...
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I created installation setup using Install shield 2014(Basic MSI)-While repair the size is increasing under Programs and Features. How to solve this?

I Created installation setup using Install shield 2014 - Basic MSI project. After installing my exe, manually I removed some(dll) files in installation path. Then Repair using exe. If you see in ...