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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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2answers
66 views

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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2answers
161 views

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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1answer
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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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1answer
79 views

Install Windows XP onto data drive

I had Windows XP installed (on C:), an optical drive as D: and a small (160GB) second hard drive with data on it as E:. Drive C: recently crashed and I have disconnected it. I would like to install ...
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1answer
912 views

Product keeps trying to install on every startup after a fail

Product: Pervasive.SQL V8 Workgroup (v8.6) -- Error 1706.No valid source could be found for product Pervasive.SQL V8 Workgroup (v8.6). The Windows Installer cannot continue. I've looked in ...
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1answer
448 views

Windows add\remove programs repair button won't work after temp folder clean

Hi all. I have a problem with windows xp and programs repair. Repair won't work from "click here for support information"->Repair after user temp clean. As you can see on screenshot, windows ...
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1answer
175 views

Boot Windows XP installation from CD

I am trying to format and install Windows XP on a Toshiba Satellite laptop, but I can't boot from the CD. When I go to the BIOS system, I check that the boot order is correct, first the CD and then ...
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Error 1606 while installing, MS KB useless

I tried to install "Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 SP1 Redistributable Pacakge" on my Windows XP SP2 machine, but every time I get the following message: Error 1606.Could not access network location ...
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1answer
1k views

Update Windows Installer without reboot

I need to update Windows Installer to 4.5 on Windows XP (Hotfix KB942288) but it has to be done without a reboot. Some software we're trying to install requires WI 4.5 but it's on a computer that ...
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2answers
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Windows XP “The setup files are corrupted. Please obtain a new copy of the program”

I just installed a copy of XP I had lying around into a VM using virtualbox. I then loaded a game disc (syberia -- awesome game) and proceeded with the install. However, when I click the .exe, ...
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1answer
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Office 2007 destroyed, uninstall impossible, error 1635 (can't open patch package)

At work I'm regularly working with office products such as Word and Excel. I'm using Office Enterprise 2007 and experience a serious problem. Without having changed anything on my office ...
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1answer
33 views

How to modify installaton sequences when you try to install some program on Windows XP?

I have try to install some program to to drive D. But Windows installer allow to install program to C drive only! Does exist any workaround solution to fix this problem?
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1answer
115 views

Windows XP Pro fails to install even though Windows 7 works

I had a Windows XP Professional installation running fine until suddenly it stopped working and showed following error while booting: NTOSKRNL.EXE is missing or corrupt. I tried to boot through ...
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0answers
279 views

Can I delete the files in C:\Windows\Installer folder? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is it safe to delete from C:\Windows\Installer? The folder "C:\Windows\Installer" on my Windows XP contains 2 GiB of .msi files. I know they are Windows Installer cache ...
3
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1answer
477 views

What is Windows Installer and do I need it for Windows XP?

What is Windows Installer and do I need it for Windows XP?
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2answers
2k views

Windows XP repair install stalls

I had a windows installation that was essentially non functional (RPC process terminating unexpectedly, which caused an automatic reboot, even in safe mode) I brought out the XP install disk and ...
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1answer
1k views

Why can't I install any software any more with MSI installer (msiexec)

I suddenly can't install any software. I have admin rights on my machine but if I try to install anything that uses the windows installer I get this error: Does anyone have any suggestions for ...
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1answer
234 views

Installing Python in Windows XP

My work PC has restrictions that stop me from adding programs to the start menu so when I try to install Python using the Python 2.6.5 Windows installer it can't complete as it tries to add a shortcut ...
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2answers
2k views

Windows Installer gets terminated by Data Execution Prevention

I'm trying to install something, and all of a sudden Windows' DEP kills Windows Installer. This has happened to me before. Is there a fix for this I'm not aware of? I'm on XP.
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5answers
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Can't delete folder from the start menu

I like to keep a tidy start menu on my Windows XP machines. So I was surprised and annoyed when I tried to move root start menu folders for a couple of applications off into designated ...
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3answers
394 views

MSI installation locks up machine towards the end

I have two Windows XP machines that lock up for a few seconds towards the end of installing any MSI. The only things they seem to have in common are: I install a lot of software on them I go through ...
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3answers
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Run MSI files as administrator from a user account

I'm usually logged in as a normal user on my Windows XP box. Sometimes, when I want to install a software update, I don't want to log off and log on again as admin, but I right-click the installer exe ...