Windows Installer can be a reference to the Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI), which is the application installation and configuration service for Windows, or a more general reference to a 3rd party installer that installs an application on Windows.

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Automatically select features for silent MSI install

I have an InstallShield .exe that 'wraps' an MSI installer. I can pass arguments to the MSI installer like this: /v"..." For example, to do a silent install: p4inst64.exe /S /v"/qn". The MSI ...
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why are they just offering web installers [closed]

Why nowadays most of installers are actually just links(KB size) to start downloading the program ( opposed to saving it(MB size) in the hard drive? it is very annoying if you want to get some ...
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What happens when advertising an MSI of a currently running application?

I'm currently trying to design a service that monitors and downloads update MSIs. The service will run under a built-in account with elevated privileges (e.g. SYSTEM), and will download and advertise ...
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Windows Installer fails to install MSI file

I am trying to install an MSI file on Windows 7, and I am getting the error message "There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as ...
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Windows 8 installer folder grows exponentially

I have Windows 8 x64 on my laptop. It is a while since its /windows/installer folder are growing! Right now it reaches to 160GB! I checked its content and it filled with .msp files with same size and ...
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How do I install a Java Desktop App and A Tomcat Web App with one installer using Advanced Installer

I have a Java desktop application and a web application using JSPs with an Apache web server. I want to create a single installer using Advanced Installer 10.8. How do I do this?
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Windows 7 Install wizard windows extra big — buttons off-screen?

I have a legit copy of Windows 7 with valid license from Microsoft. There is something wrong with the installation wizard; the windows sometimes appear with super large fonts, or bigger graphics ...
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How to edit this resource String of the Windows DVD?

I'm customizing the image resources of a Windows 8.1 Installation, and now I would like to modify the copyright String that appears in every Setup step/screen. The String is in Spanish language and I ...
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Impossible to uninstall outlook addin multiuser x64

I'm having trouble with my outlook addin x64 for multi user. The installation process works fine, and the addin works correctly, but when I try to uninstall it, I got those three messages box : ...
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windows 8 installation blacked my laptop screen

I have installed windows 8 on my Asus K43S using a USB drive. Previous OS was preinstalled win 7 by asus. The installation (customised installation) went well where i chose to format my previous ...
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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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Numerous errors when initializing stuff, explorer.exe's Server execution failed" error, and more - advice needed

Recently I've started experiencing a very bad OS behavior: Something is messed up with the windows' queue managing or communication, here is what I'm experiencing: opening a link to a folder -> ...
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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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Cannot install Windows Installer package on Windows XP Mode

Whenever I try to install a particular MSI from Windows XP Mode located on my local hard drive, it fails with the following error: Why is this error occurring and how can I prevent it?
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Error 2738 could not access VBScript run time for custom action [closed]

If you recently removed McAfee antivirus from your laptop machine and after that you started to face this error message "Error 2738 could not access VBScript run time for custom action" each time you ...
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VMware tools installer error on Windows 2000 guest: “Setup was unable to upgrade the Windows Installer.”

I am trying to install VMware tools on a Windows 2000 Guest machine. However, when I run the setup, I get the following error: Setup was unable to upgrade the Windows Installer. I am using ...
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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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How do I get rid of this Windows Installer error?

After upgrading Windows Installer version from 3.0 to 3.1 on Windows XP Pro SP2, and then installing SP3 for XP (which includes Windows Installer 4.5) I started having these errors. When I log on to ...
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Possible to add “conflicting” Drivers to Windows 7 Installer?

Is it possible (and smart) to include all bunch of diffrent drivers to a Windows 7 installer so Windows could theoretically install all needed drivers during the Windows installation? Meaning can I ...
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SQL Server Express “hangs”, on startup

I recently installed SQL Server 2012 "Express", and, also, Visual Studio 2012. I was working with it, and all worked ok. At some point, a few hours ago, SQL Server Express, however, started ...
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Unable to execute program from installer

I created an application (exe file) and in order to deploy it I am using two ways: Using zip file: I zipped the entire contents including executable. This method works and the end user is ...
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Installers are not working anymore

Recently I re-installed my Windows 7 Home 32 bit. At a moment I realized that almost no installer is working. For example this installer from Microsoft web site: ...
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Visual Studio 2010 installer ignores ProgramFiles environment variables

I am installing Visual Studio 2010 and am wondering why the installer doesn't respect environment variables. ProgramFiles and related variables are configured for the D drive. PS Env:\> dir ...
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Log of installations in XP?

Does XP keep a log of application installations with version numbers of the installations? I would like to know when MSI based installations took place and what versions were installed.
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How to make an app available for other users after installation?

I hope there is a way to do this, Let me explain it: When you install a software on Windows, you are asked to do it for everyone or just for the current user. Well, I made a mistake, I installed it ...
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Why are some installers insisting on using IE? [closed]

When you install some software, there is sometimes a link you can click on that takes you to the developers website, and some installers will persistently open this link in IE, even when it's not the ...
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Unable to install programs on windows 8

I have various programs installed on win8 that when I try to install run windows installer and it failes with some strange error about not being able to access ...
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How to skip installing extra software during the installation by using batch script

I am trying to remotely install software by using a batch file and psexec. During the installation process it asks me to install extra software which I don't need. If I don't install this extra ...
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Difficulty installing cx_Freeze for Python 3.3

I'm trying to install cx_Freeze for Windows 64bit and Python 3.3, but when I get to this page in the Windows installer, it can't find my Python and if I type in the directory it's intalled in it ...
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How to specify the target directory for LibreOffice 4.0.2.2 .msi file?

How can I specify the target directory for the LibreOffice 4.0.2.2 .msi installation? The .msi file is here: ...
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MSI.EXEC on remote machine using PowerShell 2.0

Hi I have a MSI package on Server1 and want to install on Server2 .And MSI package is on Server1. Can any help in setting the remote file path of the Installer. Invoke-Command -ScriptBlock ...
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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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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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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 can I install Windows without uninstalling existing Linux?

I installed Lubuntu 12.10 on a single drive. How can I install XP without uninstalling Lubuntu 12.10?
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When setup is removed from windows installer cache?

I observe strange behavior on several notebooks. All of them have application installed as an MSI package, through GPO deployment, from the network share. But when this network share is inaccessible, ...
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From where MS Installer checks the need of a reboot?

Actually the question'd arised when I was trying to install TMG (Thread Management Gateway) services which I think is irrelevant to TMG. Here is the story: I started the installer. After ...
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What to consider when manually removing a MSI installation?

I'm dealing with a failing uninstall/upgrade of a very old MSI installation. So my intention was to manually remove the old installation by some kind of removal tool, preferable written in dotnet. ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Windows Installer running, TFS cannot be installed

There are already a few related questions - but unfortunately, I cannot make comments, so I have to create a new question. So, first ... the related questions / answers are: Another installation is ...
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Install Google hangout plugin for every user

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 Google Voice and Video Chat plugin. Also since we ...
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Do I Really Need all these Java Versions?

I am not sure how it happened, but when running the Control Panel to Install/Uninstall/Change application software on my Windows 7 (Home edition) system, I find several versions of Java installed. I ...
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How to make Windows XP USB flash install media under Linux? [duplicate]

I have: ISO image of Windows XP install media 4 GB USB flash drive no CD/DVD drive Linux (Linux Mint 14) installed Note: WinToFlash is for Windows OS. UNetBootIn doesn't work unless you've ...
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Multiple boot windows 8, windows 7 and backtrack

windows 7 is installed on my laptop now (hp pavilion i7 64 bit). I want to install windows 8, windows 7 and Linux backtrack. What is the best order of installation to get multiple boot.
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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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NVCPL.DLL in RunDLL can't be initiated on startup

I got a new computer and installed Windows 8. But everytime I start up I get this message: (Couldn't post the images because of my low reputation. But here is what they said) Was in Swedish, ...
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Install windows 8 on the same machine twice

Recently I bought and installed Windows 8 Professional. Some time later I bought an SSD drive and cloned the original disk (with Windows 8 on it) to the new one. Now I have problems with it, since I ...
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Modified .cab file causes installer to throw error 1334

I had an old version of Toshiba Bluetooth stacks for Windows for non-Toshiba hardware, and I needed to update it. The new versions of this software will only support Toshiba hardware unless device ...
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Cannot remove or replace the JRE

About a month ago I attempted to remove a vulnerable version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Unfortunately, I didn't know there was another user logged in at the time. This caused the ...
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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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What is major difference between MSI and EXE installation files?

We certainly see that some of .exe file to be executed, but what is the different functionality of the MSI files?