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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Do I Really Need all these Java Versions?

I am not sure how it happened, but when running the Control Panel to Install/Uninstall/Change application software on my Windows 7 (Home edition) system, I find several versions of Java installed. I ...
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The wifi driver installer doesn't work in windows 7

I've just re-installed windows 7 on my lenovo laptop. When I'm trying to install the wireless driver, I keep getting this error message: The contents of this file cannot be unpacked. The executable ...
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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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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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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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Cannot install anything on Vista Home Premium 32-bit with SP-2, Will I be able to upgrade to Windows 7

I can not install important updates. Anything I download will not install. Error message is that Windows Installer Services cannot be accessed. This can occur if installer is not correctly ...
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How to use a msi installer property in condition message in wix installer?

I want to use a MSI installer property in condition message in WiX installer. This MSI property set by a C++ custom action. I can set and get the same MSI property and value before calling the ...
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Re-using MST files with later MSI files

If I have a MSI that is version 1.0 of a product and I have created an MST for it (with some customizations), then version 2.0 of the MSI comes out, can I reuse the MST file that I can created for ...
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Windows update is installed, but not installed

Once upon a time there was a fully functional Windows 7 x64-aware computer, later, dark lord Microsoft released Security update KB2859537 and computer was unable to run most of applications. And ...
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SQL Server Express “hangs”, on startup

I recently installed SQL Server 2012 "Express", and, also, Visual Studio 2012. I was working with it, and all worked ok. At some point, a few hours ago, SQL Server Express, however, started ...
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Why can't the Windows installer find my SATA drive when Linux can?

I built a computer from some old parts, including a SATA drive. If I boot from the Windows Vista installation DVD, there are no options under "Where do you want to install windows?", implying that the ...
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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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How do I install a Java Desktop App and A Tomcat Web App with one installer using Advanced Installer

I have a Java desktop application and a web application using JSPs with an Apache web server. I want to create a single installer using Advanced Installer 10.8. How do I do this?
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Impossible to uninstall outlook addin multiuser x64

I'm having trouble with my outlook addin x64 for multi user. The installation process works fine, and the addin works correctly, but when I try to uninstall it, I got those three messages box : ...
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windows 8 installation blacked my laptop screen

I have installed windows 8 on my Asus K43S using a USB drive. Previous OS was preinstalled win 7 by asus. The installation (customised installation) went well where i chose to format my previous ...
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VMware tools installer error on Windows 2000 guest: “Setup was unable to upgrade the Windows Installer.”

I am trying to install VMware tools on a Windows 2000 Guest machine. However, when I run the setup, I get the following error: Setup was unable to upgrade the Windows Installer. I am using ...
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Unable to execute program from installer

I created an application (exe file) and in order to deploy it I am using two ways: Using zip file: I zipped the entire contents including executable. This method works and the end user is ...
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MSI.EXEC on remote machine using PowerShell 2.0

Hi I have a MSI package on Server1 and want to install on Server2 .And MSI package is on Server1. Can any help in setting the remote file path of the Installer. Invoke-Command -ScriptBlock ...
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What to consider when manually removing a MSI installation?

I'm dealing with a failing uninstall/upgrade of a very old MSI installation. So my intention was to manually remove the old installation by some kind of removal tool, preferable written in dotnet. ...
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Install Google hangout plugin for every user

I have conference rooms that are used for teleconferencing, but every time a new person logs into the room's computer they have to install the Google Voice and Video Chat plugin. Also since we ...
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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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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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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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Windows 8 installer folder grows exponentially

I have Windows 8 x64 on my laptop. It is a while since its /windows/installer folder are growing! Right now it reaches to 160GB! I checked its content and it filled with .msp files with same size and ...
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Unable to install programs on windows 8

I have various programs installed on win8 that when I try to install run windows installer and it failes with some strange error about not being able to access ...
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Windows Installer fails to install MSI file

I am trying to install an MSI file on Windows 7, and I am getting the error message "There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as ...
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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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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 ...
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Numerous errors when initializing stuff, explorer.exe's Server execution failed" error, and more - advice needed

Recently I've started experiencing a very bad OS behavior: Something is messed up with the windows' queue managing or communication, here is what I'm experiencing: opening a link to a folder -> ...
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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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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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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 edit this resource String of the Windows DVD?

I'm customizing the image resources of a Windows 8.1 Installation, and now I would like to modify the copyright String that appears in every Setup step/screen. The String is in Spanish language and I ...
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Installers are not working anymore

Recently I re-installed my Windows 7 Home 32 bit. At a moment I realized that almost no installer is working. For example this installer from Microsoft web site: ...
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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 ...