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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Modified .cab file causes installer to throw error 1334

I had an old version of Toshiba Bluetooth stacks for Windows for non-Toshiba hardware, and I needed to update it. The new versions of this software will only support Toshiba hardware unless device ...
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Install pgAdmin III on Windows 7 without administrator rights

I'm trying to install pgAdmin III, using the v1.20.0 package from pgadmin.org. I found a few sources that suggest I should be able to install it for the current user only without having to provide the ...
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msiexec: Silent deploy website to IIS

I need to silently install an msi that deploys a web application to IIS, but have been getting this error message. Error 1314. The specified path 'Default Web Site/ROOT/someVirtual' is ...
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VMware Workstation 10.0.5 MSI failed

I am upgrading to VMware Workstation 10.0.5 from 10.0.4. The upgrade process has removed 10.0.4, however when trying to install 10.0.5, I get an error: The MSI 'C:\Users\Ethan\AppData\Local\Temp\...
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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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MSI UAC always opens behind window

When installing MSI packages, the UAC prompt always appears behind the MSI installer window. This does not happen for any other scenarios (EXE installers, other programs, etc), just MSI packages. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 auto-...
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Windows install on GPT with multiple drives

I've got quite an interesting system configuration here, and I would like to install Windows 10 preview on it. I have 3 drives, out of which one is a SSD. They all have a GPT table. Drive 0 (the ssd)...
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Windows 7 Install wizard windows extra big — buttons off-screen?

I have a legit copy of Windows 7 with valid license from Microsoft. There is something wrong with the installation wizard; the windows sometimes appear with super large fonts, or bigger graphics etc.,...
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Possible to add “conflicting” Drivers to Windows 7 Installer?

Is it possible (and smart) to include all bunch of diffrent drivers to a Windows 7 installer so Windows could theoretically install all needed drivers during the Windows installation? Meaning can I ...
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MSI: Invalid SQL-Syntax

does anyone use "Exe to msi Converter free" from http://www.qwertylab.com/FreeTools.aspx? I evaluate this tool at the moment. Basically it creates a MSI Wrapper for EXE-Setups passing the Parameter ...
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Windows Server 2012 - Windows Installer running, TFS cannot be installed

There are already a few related questions - but unfortunately, I cannot make comments, so I have to create a new question. So, first ... the related questions / answers are: Another installation is ...
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add Custom Prerequisite or script to add in installer to detect it

I have a wpf application which needs to be deployed at clients system. It has access database as back-end now at time of installation I need to check if the user has office installed in its system ...
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PDF browser Plugin for IE 8/9. No File association. MSI exec

I work in a an office of 50 desktops that are going to be replaced with thinclients. As we are rolling out these Win 7 Embedded machines, we notice that a handful of websites require the use of a PDF ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Windows Vista boot time nonstop disk I/O … goes away after long delay

I have a Dell Laptop running Vista. 4Gb RAM, 500Mb HD, CD player. On booting, it takes forever (20-30 minutes) to come to a usable state. (This makes it laughably useless as a portable device). ...
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Error writing to file C:\Config.Msi\…" Windows 7 install of Vagrant 1.7.1 or 1.6.5

On Windows 7 while installing Vagrant 1.7.1 from the msi file, I get the error: "Error writing to file C:\Config.Msi..." I read a few suggestions for this general kind of issue and tried: re-...