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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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 ...
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Can I inspect a Windows installer (cab/msi/exe) to see what changes it plans to make to my system? [duplicate]

Clearly most installers do more than unpack files. Is there a file in there somewhere that lists planned actions?
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How can TortoiseSVN be installed from msiexec.exe command line and include command utilities?

I need to create a command line that will install TortoiseSVN and include the Subversion command line utilities. What options on the msiexec.exe command line would tell the installer to include the ...
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“Installation directory must be on a local drive” msi install error

Some of our users in our organization has started to report a strange error when installing our product (product details redacted from the screenshot): The original error message in English is ...
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What does .WW stand for in Microsoft installer files/folders?

What does ww stand for in terms of microsoft installers? At the root of their office product for example, there are folders like proplus.ww and proplus.en-us each of which contain various .exe and ...
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How to Monitor network calls by exes installed on Computer

I want to Monitor websites getting connected by exes installed on my system. I suspect one of the exes I've installed is remotely connecting to some spammy website to send information secretly. Rather ...
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how to get from a .exe (executable file) the version, author, publisher etc and other meta data without running the .exe

How do I find out details of a .exe file - e.g. Software Author, Vendor, Date, Version etc? When I right click on the file and select properties, I don't get this information. However, if I upload ...
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How to convert a EXE to MSI?

How can I convert a .EXE installer to a .MSI package? The goal is to deploy the software via a GPO Policy.
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Flash player installation issue

I just downloaded the latest version of adobe flash player from the site https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/! but,now when I double click on the installed file named "flashplayer21_ga_install.exe" ...
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Installing .NET Framework 4.6 gives install error - unexpected error in package

I am trying to install .NET Framework 4.6 on a Windows 7 Pro machine that already has .NET 3.5. Every time I run the install program it goes through the 'Extracting files' stage, briefly displays ...
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Windows 7 Installer Freezes

I just purchased a new pc and hdd. I can get into the bios and set the boot order of my devices. When I run my Windows 7 installation disc, the computer reads windows files fine and gets to the ...
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How to always trust software during install?

I am installing a program, and I keep getting this prompt: Would you like to install this device software? Name: Juno LTD. Jungo Connectivity Publisher: Atmel Norway [✓] Always trust software from ...
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Parental control from the user account without activating any administer account

I had changed parental control (Windows 7, ultimate) from the user account without activating any administrator account. Unfortunately, it accepted (I didn't know, it will allow). In next login I got ...
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Getting error when trying sign data1.cab file using signtool.exe

I am getting below error when tried to sign Data1.cab file using signtool.exe with some test certificate. SignTool Error: An unexpected internal error has occurred. Error information: "Error: ...
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How do I change Windows Installer's temporary folder to my SSD?

Too many times my hard drive begins to act as a bottleneck in speed when installing programs on my SSD. The reason for this is that Windows Installer usually places temporary installation content to ...
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script test if sccm is currently installing software

Have a script that reboots a large number of computers every 2 hours when no user is logged on. The script sleeps a random time up to 1 hour 59 minutes after being started before testing if a user is ...
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How remote deploy a windows provisioning package

I have created a provisioning package (*.ppkg) with the Windows Imaging and Configuration Designer (ICD.exe). I know I can double click on it to install it on the current machine. My question is how ...
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Uninstall does not remove registy entries

I have created two MSIs(mypkg1.0.0 & mypkg2.0.0) with different product codes and versions. The two MSIs are creating below registry entries respectively during installation. The component codes ...
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When Converting .exe to .msi files can I include the optional prompts?

I have seen that I can convert an .exe file into an .msi file. My question is that when I install an .exe file I see prompts to customize my installation. Can I embed those into an .msi so that the ...
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Explain “Please wait while Windows configures…”?

I have installed a plug-in to a program on Windows 7. However when I start the program I get a progress window saying "Please wait while Windows configures Plugin". What is going on here? It seems ...
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Has Windows Installer CleanUp Utility messed up my Windows?

I ran an installer that provides a plug-in, PluginA, to the program "ArcMap.exe". Later I tried to remove this program but this did not work. The problem seems to be a bug in the plug-in installer. ...
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WiX installer fails with Error 0x80070570: Failed to extract all files from container, erf: 1:4:0

I have created an MSI installer bootstrapper (so .exe) with WiX, it works on my computer (Windows 7) but when executed on another Windows 7 computer it fails with: ...
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EULA License Agreement Dialog not displayed while Upgrade

Using windows installer, the EULA License Agreement Dialog box is displayed when we are installing it for very first time. But while upgrading it is not displayed so how can we do that. I have found ...
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Windows installer, check existence of package

Using windows, I can uninstall software via script/command line as follows: msiexec /x {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} Is there a method to just test for the existence of the given package, ...
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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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USB Drive Partition: Assign Letters, 2nd Recognize by DOS

Okay so first let me explain then list my Objective. I didn't like Windows 10 or 8.1, my Laptop can go and went as far as Windows 7. What I am trying to create is a Boot-able USB that can storage (My ...
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Can't do System Restore (failed to extract the file, 0x80070301)

System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system and settings were not changed. Details: System restore failed to extract the file (C:\Windows\Installer) from the restore ...
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Windows 10 UAC/System Installer

I am running Windows 10 Pro [Build 10240] and upon logging in tonight I find I am unable to install an MSI file as The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation only, I do not ...
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MSI GS70, Blank or misplaced UI elements after upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1

I just updated my laptop from Windows 10 (not threshold 2) from Windows 8.1. But I noticed the following ui issues happened on some of the software that I use (Blizzard Battle.net app, Last.fm app, ...
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Change MSI log location to network share for GPO deployments

TLDR: how do I set the equivalent of the /L*V "C:\package.log" msiexec cmdline option in a transforms file? I have an MSI I want to push to several computers in a domain. I'd like to look at the MSI ...
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Windows 10 install hangs with blue logo

I'm trying to do a clean install from a Microsoft Windows 10 DVD. The blue windows logo appears on black background, and it remains there. Nothing else happens. What can I do to fix this? ...
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How can I see which programs were ran by the user?

Programs & Features (or even better Nirsoft's MyUninstaller) tell me the program installed, and I can accessed some cached installation data, but is there a way to get a log of the executables ...
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Installing GitHub for WIndows to non C:\ drive

Due to a smallish SSD C:\, I'd like to install GitHub Desktop for Windows to my D: or F: drive. GitHub supports says: The ClickOnce installer we use only installs on a per-user basis to ...
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How do I resolve the installer error “The configuration data for this product is corrupt.”

The story goes something like this... A laptop is brought to me with VPN problems. Some techs already tried some things so not sure how it started but when I run the installer to do anything, repair, ...
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msi Notebook with Windows 8.1, can't start or boot

I changed my boot security settings from UEFI something to 'Legacy' And now my PC can't start at all. Every time I try I get: Intel UNDI , PXE-2.0(Build 083) Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel ...
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Downloaded installer won't run in Windows 7

This is a common problem I've had on multiple computers in the past. Currently it is happening often on one computer at work. I'll download an installer for a program from the web (typically using ...
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Can I install Windows 10 Home using the Pro DVD?

I have the ISO of Windows 10 Pro downloaded with the Media Creation Tool. Is it possible to use this ISO to install the Home edition of Windows 10? If it is possible, are they any extra hoops I need ...
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Mobo won't recognize 800 MHZ RAM?

My mobo, a decade-old MSI P965 Neo, will accept at most 4 slots of 2GB DDR2 DIMMs at 800 MHZ. I recently purchased 2 x 2 GB DIMMs at 800 MHZ to replace the 400 MHZ DIMMs that were onboard. ...
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Force MSI To Uninstall

How can I force this to uninstall without the MSI? The MSI is not on the website and I tried extracting the MSI... even installing with the EXE gives the exact same error below:
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New Windows 8.1 laptop is at 100% CPU running multiple installers

My business partner's new Dell laptop is racing at 90-100% CPU and 95-100% disk. This happened after he installed the latest updates. There are multiple command prompts running - but are not visible. ...
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Window 7: Windows Installer always Crashes

Recently everytime i wanted to install a program that uses Windows default installer, the installation process will just crash. Here is a log of it: ...
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Set Default Windows Installer Disk [duplicate]

I was wondering if it was possible to set the default disk to be used my MSIs, E.G. Install to D:\Program Files by default rather than C:\Program Files, and, if it is possible, how to do so. Thanks!
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What might cause a phantom instance of msiexec.exe?

I've seen a strange occurrence on our MDaemon email server. A windows installation dialog box appears and dismisses itself at regular intervals. I have looked at some articles on repairing msiexec but ...
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Windows 7 Install Loop

I have recently wiped my computer of Ubuntu and freshly installed Windows 7. It didnt have any of its drivers upon installation, so I got as many of those installed as I could. After installing AMD ...
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WIX: Run batch file based on checkbox value with admin right

I created a installer using WIX. However, after installing the software, I have a checkbox asking the user whether to run a batch file or not. If the user check the checkbox, the batch file will run. ...
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Disable Adobe Sign-in - Acrobat DC

I've packaged an install for Acrobat DC using the Creative Cloud Packager, everything installs correctly but during testing I noticed that every time I launch Acrobat DC or open a PDF a window will ...
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Does msiexec have a builtin timeout?

If a program has problems during an install/uninstall/repair in windows, leaving it stuck during a particular operation, does msiexec.exe eventually die based on a built-in timeout? Does it output a ...
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Can't install local copy of MSI with msiexec, but can over the network with psexec

I'm not sure why this is the case, but I can't install a local copy of a MSI if I remote into the machine in PowerShell with msiexec. I get this error: [computername]: PS C:\temp> msiexec -q -i ...
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Why don't any MSI (Windows Installer) installers work?

For quite some time already, I have not been able to install any applications that in any way use the Windows Installer (aka msiexec) which is most of the apps out there. I am not talking about some ...
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Group Policy install software PER USER

Need to deploy an MSI file with Group Policy. No other software deployment options are available, so no SCCM, etc. Here is what I need: 1. Software must be deployed PER USER. 2. Software must ...