MSI is a file type and file extension (*.msi), software platform, and component of Microsoft Windows used to distribute standardized installation programs.

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Getting installation directory from .msi fles

I would like to know what are the directories the files within a .msi package will be installed to. For instance, if I run the file "x.msi", it will likely install its files on "C:\Program ...
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Cannot uninstall, install or repair Visual Studio 2012 & 2013

I have Visual Studio 2010, 2012 and 2013 installed, I want to uninstall 2013 however both 2012 & 2013 have gotten corrupted. However, when I run the install files the installation just hangs. ...
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MSI Control Center doesn't save fan speed settings

My problem is that MSI Control Center, for fxa990-gd65 motherboard, doesn't save fan speed settings and resets them every time you shut down / restart the PC. It even has the save/restore settings ...
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Easiest way to automating updating msi files for deployment?

Recently, I was assigned to find a method to automate our updating of .msi files (firefox, adobe reader, etc..) that we use for deployment. What is the best method automating this process? Is there a ...
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Error Installing Go2Meeting on Linux Mint using Wine

I get an error when trying to install go2meeting on Linux Mint 15 using Wine.I ran the following command and obtained the following error: wine msiexec /i G2MSetup6.1.1312_IT.msi ...
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msiexec opening by itself

I just got an issue with msiexec since three days, I don't know why it does that but it just opens a popup that list the available msiexec commands. It does that each 6 hours, something like that. I ...
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How to use a msi installer property in condition message in wix installer?

I want to use a MSI installer property in condition message in WiX installer. This MSI property set by a C++ custom action. I can set and get the same MSI property and value before calling the ...
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Re-using MST files with later MSI files

If I have a MSI that is version 1.0 of a product and I have created an MST for it (with some customizations), then version 2.0 of the MSI comes out, can I reuse the MST file that I can created for ...
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Repairing Windows Installer on Windows 7

I have the VMWare MSI '' failed issue. Unfortunately this question does not have an answer yet. I'm stuck at step 4 of the official VMWare troubleshouting website regarding this issue Basically it ...
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Enabling VT-x on Intel Core i5 3450 with MSI B75A-G41 mainboard

I'm willing to enable the VT-X virtualization technology on my Intel Core i5 3450 CPU, however in the BIOS menu (I've the latest version: 17.8) of my MSI B75A-G41 mainboard, this option is greyed out ...
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Can't install LibreOffice on Windows 7

I've just downloaded LibreOffice 4.1.3 (twice) on a newly refurbished Windows 7 Thinkpad. When I click the .msi to install, I get "This installation package could not be opened. Contact the ...
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Installing web plugin for all users

I have conference rooms that are used for teleconferencing, but every time a new person logs into the room's computer they have to install the plugin (Blue Jeans video conferencing). We use Internet ...
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Windows update is installed, but not installed

Once upon a time there was a fully functional Windows 7 x64-aware computer, later, dark lord Microsoft released Security update KB2859537 and computer was unable to run most of applications. And ...
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Need to script the installation of some MSIs and a few registry edits

I'm periodically required to update a whole bunch of browser plugins and other programs. I figured I might as well automate the process with a batch script. I found the MSI's for Reader, Java, Flash, ...
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Error installing Python 3.3.2 64-bit in Windows 7

Today I tried installing Python 3.3.2 64-bit on my Toshiba Satellite L755 laptop, and I get the error from the image below, and I don't know how to get around it. I tried restarting Windows in safe ...
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Sleep Issue with windows 7 64 BIT and MSI H61-P31/W8 Motherboard

I have investigated why my computer will not go into "SLEEP MODE" according to the comments given me from here: Windows 7 64 bit will not turn monitor off The computer will stand IDLE for a day and ...
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How to make Office Home and Business 2013 Click-to-run work with Google Apps Sync

I'm a big fan of the Stack Exchange community and this is my first question, hope it is appropriate to ask it here. I've bought four retail boxes of Office Home and Business 2013, just to find out ...
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MSIEXEC logging switches clarification

Have looked at various listings of msiexec switches 1 2, but not despite most seeming to be an exact copy of each other (which doesn't help people who end up needing some things described in a ...
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Use an external screen with a LVDS port

I have a netbook with a 30pin lvds cable. MSI Wind U100. I want to repurpose it for a project. I'd like to remove the built in lcd and use an adapter to convert the motherboard's onboard lvds port to ...
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Stop .exe in command window from restarting computer after uninstall

I am uninstalling a Cisco Agent Desktop maintenance update from several thousand client machines and I'm unable to stop it from restarting. An MSI file is calling an srRollbackRepair.exe file that ...
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Some Memory Slots Not Working on MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 Motherboard

Short version of question: Does anyone have an MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 motherboard, who can confirm that all four memory slots work? Long version: Several months ago I bought an MSI FM2-A85XA-G65 ...
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How to find out which installer package a given exe/dll belongs to

I would like to know what MSI installed a given dll or exe on my system. I know that Windows fixes deleted files if they belong to an installed package. Can I query that information without actually ...
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DuplicateFile table ignored during MSI execution

I have built an MSI in Installshield and I wish to copy some files from one location to another as part of the installation process. As the files I want copied on the target machine are files being ...
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Find the software that create a folder

Every 5 seconds, a new folder with the name MSI*.tmp is created at my c:. 1 seconde before, this folder is deleted. How can I know who is creating this folder. Can it be a virus?
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How to get the information about installer version of executable?

I have such a question: lets assume I downloaded an executable program, for example: Opera.exe or OpenOffice.org or SomeWifiDriver.msi. I found out that any program can be created mostly with such ...
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How to force uninstall a software that is installed by MSI package?

Now my computer's Silverlight 5.1.10411.0 (x64) cannot be uninstalled because the MSI package is missing, how can I force it to uninstall? The reason that I want to do this is that I cannot redownload ...
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MSI: Invalid SQL-Syntax

does anyone use "Exe to msi Converter free" from http://www.qwertylab.com/FreeTools.aspx? I evaluate this tool at the moment. Basically it creates a MSI Wrapper for EXE-Setups passing the Parameter ...
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Add/Remove programs: what happens when an app installs incorrectly?

I'm a developer, and the installshields I create deploy 'debugsupport.msi', which is the visual studio 2010 debug support executable. However, when I attempt to run it, it says it's already installed ...
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VS2010 Professional Installation

When I tried to install VS2010 from the DVD drive, I get error "Visual 2010 Professional Error right at beginning of Install - MSI returned error code 1612" The log file is copied to this link What ...
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recompile an msi with silent switch

all i need is to add a silent switch to an msi and recompile it as an msi or exe. I have the MSI SDK but admittedly i'm over my head with this sort of scripting and don't know where to begin
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MSI 760GM-P23 FX motherboard, AMD FX 4300 cpu & 1333 ddr3 ram won't POST

Built new computer with MSI 760GM-P23 FX motherboard, AMD FX 4300 cpu and 2x8Gb of 1333 DDR3 ram. On power up, everything runs, motherboard splash screen comes up, system will not POST, cannot enter ...
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Find out which MSI created registry key

How can I find out which MSI created given registry key?
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How to cause all workstations in network to install MSI package?

I have remote access to a Windows Small Business Server 2008 machine. There are about 5 workstations connected to this network. How can I make every workstation install an .msi package without having ...
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How do I change the MSI Cache location in Windows 7?

On my Windows 7 x64 machine, I'd like to move the cached MSI files from C:\Windows\Installer (which is on my SSD) to a directory on my regular hard drive. (L:) How can I accomplish this ?
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Send multiple parameters to msiexec when installing MSP patch?

I am trying to run an MSP silently and also without rebooting. I have: msiexec /p "mypatch.msp" /s/v/qn which basically means run the patch silently / no interaction. The /v I believe is supposed to ...
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Enable Radeon HD 3000 on MSI 760GM-P23

I have a MSI 760GM-P23 motherboard with an integrated Radeon HD 3000. I have a GeForce GTX 550 Ti installed as well. I am wanting to use the GeForce for GPGPU but I cannot get the Radeon enabled. Has ...
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New build won't POST, no video, no beeps

Specs: Motherboard: MSI 760GM-P23 FX Integrated graphics (on MoBo) CPU: AMD Athlon II x4 640 RAM: GeIL Pristine 4GB DDR3 Case/PSU: TOPOWER TP-4107BB-400 Is not POSTing, no video output, no beeps. ...
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How can I uninstall Java 7 Update 5 when I don't have the “jre1.7.0_05-c.msi” file?

Whenever I try to update to the latest version of Java, an installation of Java 7 Update 5 is detected and then I'm asked for the file, jre1.7.0_05-c.msi, which I don't have, so then the installation ...
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Creating Script Wrapper for SCCM

How can I create a script wrapper for uninstalling the bellow string asuming that I have the uninst_setup.iss file saved on desktop? C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation ...
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No wireless adapter in msi u200

I have a MSi u200, and the weird thing was that I was using this normally before, then after a few minutes all of a sudden it couldn't find the wifi signal from my house. I did some troubleshooting ...
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BIOS doesn't allow me to remove Windows

I have an MSI notebook VR601. Modelname: MS-163C. When I remove Windows completely from my hdd, I can't boot anymore (when there is another OS left, Linux). Does anyone have a solution for this? ...
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msiexec: Silent deploy website to IIS

I need to silently install an msi that deploys a web application to IIS, but have been getting this error message. Error 1314. The specified path 'Default Web Site/ROOT/someVirtual' is ...
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How can one create a batch file to silent unistall a not MSI string

Can someone please help on how to create a batch file that can silent unistall the below string without user interaction. "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation ...
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How I can create a batch file to silent install an MSI program without 1 component?

How can one create a batch file to silently install an MSI program without 1 component?
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PDF browser Plugin for IE 8/9. No File association. MSI exec

I work in a an office of 50 desktops that are going to be replaced with thinclients. As we are rolling out these Win 7 Embedded machines, we notice that a handful of websites require the use of a PDF ...
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DLL could not be run for MSI installers

I'm guessing its a problem with Windows Installer. I've tried restarting the service but to no effect. I'm not able to install anything that ends with .msi. Sometimes I get such an error message: ...
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Delete orphaned msi files

I have a computer with 50GB of hard drive and it is almost full (I won't get an upgrade for C because is the company computer) I just check and the C:\Windows\Installer directory is eating more of ...
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MSI installer: Run in English instead of the system language

How can I make an MSI installer run in English? I'm trying to install LibreOffice on a machine running a Korean version of Windows XP. I don't know Korean. I haven't used Windows with any frequency ...
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What is major difference between MSI and EXE installation files?

We certainly see that some of .exe file to executed but what the different functionality of the MSI files?
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MSI MS-6891 wireless not working anymore

I got an MSI laptop and I have a weird problem with my wireless connection. I don't know why, but I can't see and connect to wireless routers. The funny thing is that the wireless "mode" is on. I ...