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Can't install software - setup not loading

I'm running Windows XP SP3, and I'm trying to install either Coffee Cup HTML Editor, or HTML-Kit. Double-clicking either setup file produces no installer GUI. They both in appear in Task Manager but ...
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Prevent System Restore Point from being created during Install

Whenever I install using .MSI, the system freezes right after starting the Volume Shadow Copy Service/etc, and creating a System Restore Point. If possible, I'd rather not disable System Restore, as ...
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How do I install Google Chrome beta/dev for all users?

Google has an MSI installer for Windows meant for installing Chrome for all users, versus just the user account that installs it. As best as I can tell though, this installs the Stable channel. I ...
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Where do I get gedit for windows?

Do I just install the binary from here: http://projects.gnome.org/gedit/ Is it simply click to install or? Do I install python 2 or 3? Or does it matter?
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Visual Studio 2010 Fails to Install VC 9.0 Runtime

Those of you who've seen this: Completely Uninstall Visual Studio 2010 will know I've been having some VS2010 issues the last week or so. Well I finally managed to get my computer to a stage where I ...
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How to uninstall Java SE from the command line

Oracle states that the Java SE installer is built using MSI, but the help page, rather unhelpfully doesn't list uninstall options. I need to do a command line uninstall, and I can't figure out or ...
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Windows Installer Service could not be accessed

Whenever I try to install a program I get the following error: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact ...
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Can an administration extraction of an MSI file perform registry and/or system wide changes?

I am always getting MSI (or setup EXEs which are basically MSI) files, and half the time they really do not need to be a setup. Microsoft is probably one of the biggest sources - almost every time I ...
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Why does the progress bar reset multiple times in .msi installers?

There is a really weird thing that has bugged me for Windows Installers (mostly .msi ones, but sometimes others too). Namely, the progress bar resets multiple times during the operation, rendering it ...
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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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How do I force the Windows MSI installer to perform a complete install?

I have a Windows MSI installer package which gives me the choice to do a Typical, Custom or Complete install using the GUI. The default (typical) install only installs some components. How to I tell ...
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How can I install Windows Installer 3.0 on a Windows Web Server 2008 machine?

I need to install Windows Installer 3.0 on a machine running Windows Web Server 2008 R2. When I try the redistributable, it says that there isn't enough space available to complete the operation. I've ...
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Missing disc when installing windows 7

when I was installing windows 7 on my new bought computer it asked me on which disc I would like to install the OS on, either the 1 tera byte disc or the ssd disc, I chose to install it on the ssd ...
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invalid short file name on Windows 7, on XP no problem

I'm installing GitExtensions207SetupComplete.msi on Windows 7 and getting an error: "invalid short file name username.user". Using the SAME MSI on Windows XP works just fine. any hints, tools to ...
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Another installation is already running

I am trying to install the QFE from KB2403277. When I install it I get stuck with a message "Waiting for another install to complete". I don't have an install in progress. How can I see what it ...
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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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MSI Installer error 2203; how to force permissions on installer directory?

[Cross-Posted on StackOverflow.com as well because the question relates to development. Feel free to let me know where it best belongs.] Hi all, I'll try to bullet-point to keep it short: ...
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Add/Remove program on windows 7 is failing without message

I'm trying to uninstall a project wich is developed in Visual Studio and installed using the msi-file from the install project. I can find it in the list of install projects, but when I right click ...
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Web-service that allows installation of many free apps in bulk [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: One-stop-shop installer for free Windows software? I do know this site exist. I used it some time ago and forgot the address. Couldn't find it via search engine either. ...
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I deleted Windows\Installer folder, is there a chance to repair?

I accidentally deleted the Windows\Installer folder in Windows 7. Is there a way to repair this, because I can't install new Microsoft software anymore.
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Installation of vcredist.msi is forbidden by system policy

My friend is having trouble installing Company of Heroes and CoH: Opposing Fronts under Windows 7. A few percentages into the installation, when the C/C++ runtime is being installed, the install fails ...
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Can't run Windows 7 Installer…Error reading from file

I am running Windows 7 (64 bit) Pro. Whenever I try to install anything from a .msi file, I always receive the error: "Error reading from file <path>/setup.msi. Verify that the file exists ...
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I can't uninstall Adobe Reader 8.1.2 so that it will let me install a newer version!

When attempting to install a newer version of Adobe Reader or to uninstall the existing version, I get the error "Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid". The ...
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Windows 2003 R2, msiexec with /qn option failes to install

Hi I am running typical issue on msiexec, when i try to install a .msi component with /qn option it is not installing ?
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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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Can't run executables after Revo Uninstaller cleaning the registry

I was trying to remove MSDN Library-January 2002 by using Revo Uninstaller. I allowed it to delelet those leftover registry entries(my fault, i should be more careful and don't do that). Now my ...
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Installing a bundled set of multiple apps automatically and silently

When I install Windows, I like to deploy a set of the same apps (for example, Firefox, Chrome, Trillian, 7-Zip, etc.). I'd prefer to have a way of doing it all in one sitting, and I seem to remember ...
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Can't delete C:\Config.Msi\75ce84f.rbf

I can't delete C:\Config.Msi\75ce84f.rbf. it's not readonly, system or hidden it's not in use by another process (according to Process Explorer) the NT security permissions aren't the problem either ...
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How can I install firefox automatically, and set some settings?

I need to install firefox on 100+ machines, I've done a few manually but its too much of a task to do the whole lot. I need to : Install firefox executable Set "dont import anything(from Internet ...
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Two copies of msiexec is always running

When I try to install my package , I see two msiexec running in process explorer. AFter some time one of the msiexec goes away but one still keep running Anyone has idea why this happening ?
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How do I get rid of a half-done install (Vista)

I've got a computer (my Mother's personal machine) running Vista that's been messed with by her local IT 'support' (she's a Realtor and her company requires certain configurations for domain logins). ...
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How to uninstall a software that has a bug in the uninstaller?

The bug causes the unistaller to rollback the uninstallation. How can I force the software removal? The "installer" is a MSI package.
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Uninstallation problem in Windows 7

I can't uninstall one of the programs. It says: The installation source for this product is not available. Verify that the source exist and that you can access it. ...
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Can't uninstall trial version of Expression Blend 3, error writing to file Config.msi

I can not remove a trial version of MS Expression Blend 3 from my pc. I am always getting the same error: "Error writing to C:\Config.msi\6e6288.rbf." The name of the file varies. On the error message ...
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Another installation is in progress

Why I try to install any program I see "Another installation is in progress. You must complete that installation before continuing this one." error. Googled the web and found that solution would be ...
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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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Windows Installer using usb drive for temp purposes

When installing apps that are built around Windows Installer, it would appear that it often uses my external usb hard disk (when it's connected) as the temp location while it expands and installs the ...
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Install Windows XP after Linux FS Partioned Space

I'm trying to install Windows XP onto the 3rd primary partition of my hard drive. The layout is like so: Part 1, 100 MB, Linux EXT2, /boot Part 2, 280 GB, Linux Raid, /root Part 3, 40 GB, ...
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msiexec error - GetPriveteProfileStringW

I just finished a fresh install of Windows 7 Ultimate and I keep getting the same error every time I try to install any msi file. From what I can tell, the software still installs as far as I can ...
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Do I need the Windows XP CD to upgrade to Windows 7

I'm running XP Pro on my Toshiba laptop that I'm going to upgrade to Win 7 very soon. The laptop came with Vista pre-installed but had a downgrade option to XP Pro which I exercised. There was no ...
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Why won't the Office 2007 AutoCorrections feature install correctly?

I've installed Office 2007 successfully but each time I use an application that requires spell checking (e.g. Word, Outlook) I begin typing and get the following message The list of common English ...
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Why do some installers need consoles to install an application?

Some installers open a console when they are trying to install the program on the machine (specifically on Windows). Why is it so? What exactly is possible through a console that is not possible ...
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Is it possible to uninstall minor upgrade?

I know that it is possible to uninstall a patch and there by bringing the application to a previous state that existed before installaion of this patch. Is this possible to uninstall a 'Minor ...
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Why do Windows Installers (.msi files) take so much longer to uninstall than other installers?

Since the Windows XP days, Windows Installers (.msi files), including InstallShield installers (which is just a bootstrap for MSI) has taken around five times longer to uninstall an application than ...
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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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Install software: choose .msi or .exe?

Some software sites allow to download their software to be installed either as an .msi file or as an .exe file. When given the option, which one should one choose to download for installing software, ...
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How can I know which program msiexec.exe is trying to install?

Each time I try to install a program on my computer (running windows 7 RC), a setup.exe dialog pops up: The Windows Installer service is unavailable. Another application may be rerunning ...
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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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Office 2007 Installation Fails with MSI Error 2203

I'm installing Office 2007 (or any of the individual Office 2007 products) on a clean Vista SP2 machine and installer is failing with error 2203: "An internal error has occurred. ...
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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 ...