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 click OK on a dialog on another desktop?

For months i have had a Windows Update stall. For months i've seen Windows Installer stuck trying to do something: Every time i reboot it leaves an orphaned folder in the root of my C: drive: i ...
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InnoSetup - Install an application “just for me” so that other users cannot access the executable

I have set up the installer for my app to offer a choice between "all users" and "just for me". The app needs admin access to install. If I install for all users a shortcut and start menu entry goes ...
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Windows Installer Cleanup Utility retired, alternative?

So the Windows\installer folder (and the WinSxS folder, but that's another story) is eating up quite a LOT of space on my hdd. Windows Installer Cleanup utility was the tool of the trade before, but ...
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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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Deploying Windows Service through group policy fails with Event ID 102

I'm trying to deploy a custom Windows Service (written in C#; installed through a VS setup project) using a group policy. To help debug this, I also have two additional MSIs in the same policy. All ...
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new PC is blue screening when installing Windows 7

I've built quite a few PC's so not entirely inexperienced, but got problem here! Just built a new PC from new parts which is blue screening on installing Windows 7, after about 5 times I managed to ...
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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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Issue running msiexec as Administrator in Windows 7

I recently bought a new HP computer and I am unable to run any MSI by double clicking it. I receive an error message: This installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exists ...
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Installing Windows on a laptop using an external monitor (main display broken)

I have an HP laptop, and I smashed the display, but I work on an external monitor. I want to reinstall Windows, but the external monitor works only if Windows is installed. What can I do?
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Uninstalling Msi package with MSIEXEC

I need to uninstall a MSI package through command line. So i used: msiexec /x package.msi But this command requires the package.msi to be present in the local machine. I want to uninstall the msi ...
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Can't install MySQL 5.5.11.7 (beta)

I've downloaded MySQL 5.5.11.7 installer from http://dev.mysql.com/downloads/. When launching the installer I get the following error message: This installation package could not be opened. ...
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Why do installers use so much CPU time?

I've noticed when installing large pieces of software on Windows (Visual Studio, SQL Server, Office, and things of that nature) the installer tends to hang for large periods of time at or near 100% ...
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Looking for Windows installer software [closed]

I have a small software. I want to put in an installer software. Do you have any suggestions (free/commercial) Thank you very much
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How can I run .msi installer with administrator rights?

As in topic. I want to run .msi installer but I cannot install a program because it requires administrator rights. As for .exe files I know how to do that. EDIT: My problem is that I don't have 'Run ...
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How can I run .msi installer with administrator rights? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I run .msi installer with administrator rights? As in topic. I want to run .msi installer but I cannot install a program because it requires administrator ...
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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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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 ...
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Copy Notepad.exe from system folder to desktop and run it

on some Windows 7 machine, notepad.exe can launch from desktop but lots of Windows 7 machine, no matter x86 or x64, it cannot start. no error no warning, just silently quit, like you never click on it ...
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How does one install Windows 7 using USB 3?

I want to install Windows 7 onto an SSD from a USB 3 drive, however it won't let me boot using USB 3, however it does work using USB 2. I guess that's because Windows PE doesn't have the needed USB 3 ...
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Office 2007 Standard MSI Active Directory Group Policy install not using MSP admin file

We are trying to install Office 2007 Standard on XP machines using Group Policy. The machines already have 2003 installed on them (part of the image). I created an MSP file by running setup /admin. ...
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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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Installed VirtualBox from EXE, Requires MSI for Change/Repair

I downloaded and installed VirtualBox from an EXE file, but when I go to Change/Repair, it requires an MSI installer. Why is this?
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How to add prerequisites to a CAB archive or folder in Advanced Installer

I've added DirectX to my installation program, but this installation consists of a lot of files. How can I add them to a CAB archive? Or is there a way to add them to a folder?
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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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Debian: What are these files in /sys/devices/pci0000:00/ for?

I am running Debian Squeeze on an MSI M670 laptop. I have these following files on my root drive, each 256MB: file:///sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:05.0/resource1 ...
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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 ...