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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How to know what kind of installer is used by a windows application?

I would like install some Windows applications in unattended mode but I need to know what kind of installer is used ? (InstallShield, MSI, etc.) Is there is a way or a tool to analyse a Windows exe ...
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VMware missing msi while installing

Whenever I try to install VMware Workstation on my Windows 7 machine, "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable." message pops up, requesting a "vmware_1424719112"...
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How to find out what the Windows installer is waiting for?

I've been staring at this window for the past two hours: How can I find out what's stopping the MSI from continuing? It's probably waiting for some mutex, or failing to obtain a lock on a file, or ...
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How to create an MSI from a .img disc image?

I know how to create a .msi to silently install without user interaction when there is just a single .exe but how can I do this with a disc image when there are multiple files inside the image?
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What is the servicing stack and how does it work?

In Windows, there's something called the servicing stack which seems to fulfill the role of a package manager. I don't understand it very well, only that it seems that Component-Based Servicing (CBS), ...
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How to view actions by Windows Shell

I am trying to automate the installation of an number of packages using PowerShell 2.0 in Windows 7. Each set corresponds to a product build (which may be an upgrade or downgrade depending on the ...
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MSI GE72 brightness setup

Every time I turn on PC, turn off the game or alt-tab game my brightness jumps to 90%. Even if I disable adaptive brightness or change it in control panel. Is there any solution to disable this ...
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Do installers prevent Windows sleep?

I noticed that OS X will go to sleep when I'm running important commands like createinstallmedia and I wanted to know if Windows does the same thing? I am using Windows 10 mostly at this time, but I ...
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What happens during “Computing space requirements”?

Nearly every setup I know shows something like this at the beginning: There is a text saying: "Computing space requirement" This sometimes runs just a few seconds and sometimes significant ...
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issue with Windows Installer while installing DB2 Express-C in Windows 7

I am trying to install DB2 Express-C in Windows 7 and I am always getting "Windows Installer has stopped working" message. After I clicked "yes" in such message I get "Error 2803. Dialog View did not ...
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Re-Install Windows 7 with bitlocker on hard-drive

I have laptop with WIN 7 Enterprise and installed bitlocker. Now I want to re-install win 7. It's possible or disc will not allowed me to install new copy of win7? If I can't, can I somehow remove ...
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Getting rid of Edge, its accumulated temporary internet files, and related issues

I used the Winaero macro to disable Edge. Then I painstakingly deleted the Microsoft.Microsoft Edge folders in both AppData and Packages. But the program still exists, and it still accumulates ...
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MSI LaunchCondition fails for .Net Framework 4.5.1

Currently I have the problem, that running a setup fails at executing / proofing the LaunchCondition for .Net Framework 4.5.1. But the .net framework is installed correctly and other applications are ...
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Windows Installation Files from Root, BCD Error Fix?

I have a situation where I need to take the installation files of Windows 10 off the root of the flash drive and inside a new directory called windows10x64. Old Directory of BCD: /boot/BCD New ...
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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 C:...
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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: [1688:1078][2016-01-11T02:21:25]...
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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 point....
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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? Motherboard:...
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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 ...