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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Windows Installed Updates - Remove grouping by program [duplicate]

Background In Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Installed Updates one can view all updates, sorting them by date installed. However, these updates are grouped by program before being ...
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Windows install on GPT with multiple drives

I've got quite an interesting system configuration here, and I would like to install Windows 10 preview on it. I have 3 drives, out of which one is a SSD. They all have a GPT table. Drive 0 (the ...
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How can I uninstall wrong (XP) CCC on Windows 7 pro 64bit? Uninstall crashes PC

Didn't know I had a real problem until I got a new 27" touchscreen monitor. Built this PC last year (2013). Specs: Asus Sabertooth Z78 mb, i7-4770 Haswell 3.4GHz, 8g DDR3 crucial Vengeance Pro ...
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install cad program (Solvespace) no installer - on Win7-32 ?

Do I run PowerShell msi, exe.,on command line ? any advise where to start would be helpful. I am used to downloading programs with an Win installer. also I am a PC novice.
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Direct X setup installation error

Every time I try to install any directX i get the same error "please refer to DXerror.log and Directx.log in your Windows folder to determine problem." I dont have that 2 files anywhere in my system. ...
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Can I safely remove *.msi and *.msp files that are in C:\Windows\Installer but are not the mentioned in the registry?

My C:\Windows\Installer folder has grown over 10 GB. I noticed that some *.msi and *.msp files are in C:\Windows\Installer but not the mentioned in the registry (e.g. I can see a file named ...
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Software wont deploy, but GPO gets applied and MSI is installable manually

DC: WinServer2012, Client: XP Hi there, i have a problem getting a GPO install to work. I created a MSI thats hosted in a network share: \\server\Deployment\xxx\xxx.msi when i log on to a computer ...
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MsiExec uninstall issue

When performing a silent uninstallation of an msi package, is there any way to bypass this kind of dialog? I've tried with the /Passive and /Quiet parameter, but it does not take any effect. If ...
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Deploying Sofware via GPO - Install for Machines Added to Network

Is there someway in Active Directory when deploying software via Computer Settings (Assigned) to have an application be installed to computers after they are joined to the domain? I am currently ...
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creating a system restore point in windows 7 is very slow [closed]

Is there any reason which may slow down the installation of any software on windows 7 when this software uses windows installer ? I managed to discover that the slowness comes when windows installer ...
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Having to 'take ownership' of temp install files to install anything

For quite a while I have had problems installing files now. Every time they try to install with files stored in appdata the installer will not have permission to read or write the file in appdata even ...
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Uninstalling programs MSIEXEC always takes the same time to run

I've created a script that removes all of the SQL bits and pieces left over when you do an appwiz.cpl removal of SQL. Initially some components failed because of 'there is another installation in ...
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Error 1719 error while installing JRE on windows 7

i want to install JRE on Windows 7(64 bit) but it gives me this error: Error 1719. The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed Why this happens? How can i fix it?
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Error when trying to uninstall BurnAware from the Control Panel

I want to uninstall BurnAware so I go to the Control Panel -> Programs and Features and double-click on the entry for BurnAware but I get the following error: How can I uninstall it?
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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 do downloaded installers download the files separately nowadays? [closed]

Nowadays, it seems most program installers are actually just thin clients or links, which (when opened), start downloading the actual program & related files before installing them. It is very ...
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Install MSI package for non-admin users

we have requirement to create a MSI package to run on non-admin users machine. i have created msi package using wixedit tool and works perfectly for Admin users and not for non-admin users. is there ...
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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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SQL Server 2008R2 Developer's Edition Error while Installing

I had Sql Server 2008R2 Developer's Edition Installed on my machine, Two Named instances, Default Instance was Sql Server Express. and there was another named Instance Evaluation Enterprise Edition. ...
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Windows 8 installer folder grows exponentially [duplicate]

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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How to know the path of the MSI or EXE from which a software program was installed

There have been times when I have forgotten the MSI or EXE I installed a software from and I need the file path of the installer to use it elsewhere. Is it possible to know the MSI or EXE from which a ...
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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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Is it possible to get the 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 example, if I run the file x.msi, it will likely install its files in C:\Program Files\Program ...
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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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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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Easiest way to automating updating msi files for deployment? [closed]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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: ...