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Questions tagged [windows-installer]

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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Keyboard intermittent on MSI GT72VR 6RE

I have a GT72VR 6RE Notebook (made by MSI) and the F, G, and Spacebar work intermittently. I have uninstalled and reinstalled all the drivers a number of times, rolled back the Steelseries software ...
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Product: ASUS Update Helper — Error 1316. The specified account already exists

I've been looking for an answer all over the net for the last 12 hours and most answers always seem to suggest the same things; using a registry cleanup such as CCleaner and using the microsoft ...
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reinstall or uninstall .msi windows

somehow my version of espeak-ng is not working in my windows so i wanted to uninstall it and reinstall it. I uninstalled it from control panel and rerun the espeak-ng.msi file but it says "another ...
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Quickbooks Premier Installer gives me 11 spaces to enter a 15-character license key

When I run the installer for Quickbooks Premier 2014, 2016, or 2017, it asks me for the license key. I attempt to enter the license key, but each box has one fewer space than it should. In total, my ...
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How to modify a Windows 7 bootable USB stick to always install as 64-bit?

I have a bootable USB stick for Windows 7 Professional x64 that contains an EFI boatloader (I think). It's always installed 64-bit just fine but I tried using it on an older HP machine and it would ...
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Running msiexec /x from Powershell

I'm new to this site. I am trying to create a powershell script where the msiexec would uninstall an application using the identifying number. $Adobe = gwmi Win32_product -filter {name like "%Adobe%"}...
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Windows 7 professional installation

I am going to install new OS windows 7 professional sp1 and I going to bought from ebay US ,am an Indian is that key valid for Indian region or it araise any issue is bought from different country and ...
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How to prevent symbolic directory links from getting deleted during Windows or Visual Studio updates?

I have created symbolic links using mklink /d for both C:\Windows\Installer and C:\ProgramData\Package Cache in order to save SSD space. From time to time, these folders get recreated locally (...
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Uninstall PostgreSQL BigSQL Distro 10.5.1

Have installed the BigSQL PostgreSQL distro version 10.5.1. Wanted to uninstall from a Windows 10 machine. Using Add/Remove programs; error message on remove => Unable to locate uninstall.dat I ...
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Laptop battery replacement (MSI) [closed]

So I bought a used (almost new) MSI laptop two weeks ago. It is a GP62MVR-7RF Leopard Pro. Everything is looking great on the outside & doing great on the inside. 1 problem, obviously : the ...
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How to make windows installer from Gnumeric source code

On the Gnumeric official web site http://www.gnumeric.org/ in download page there is only one option: download the source code of the latest release. So, the question is how can I make an installer (....
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Windows 7 Installation via USB on MSI GV62 8RD-200US: CD/DVD device driver is missing

No matter what I try, I can’t seem to get Windows 7 installed on my MSI GV62 8RD-200US laptop. It’s brand new and came preinstalled with windows 10. I want to dual boot it with Windows 7 because I ...
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How to install apps using Built-In SYSTEM account in Win 10 PE Live Rescue Environment?

I have downloaded a Rescue disk based on Win10 PE x64. It's downloaded from https://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/ I have rebuilt the ISO and have included a new folder with some additional apps like ...
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How do I boot into windows from the MSI BIOS?

I just got an MSI desktop computer, and when I boot it, it takes me straight to the BIOS. and I can't seem to boot into Windows no matter what I try.
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Keyboard working only when other keys are pressed

My laptop is being weird. I have a computer kit, so I could undo everything, but I want to be sure it isn't some default software downloaded on my PC. But my keys X and Z work only when another button ...
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What configuration prevents non local-admins from installing software?

How can it be proven that users cannot install software to their local machine without having local-admin privileges? The system owners are able to view the GPO and show that the only groups with ...
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“This patch package could not be open” when installing .Net 1.1 on Windows 7

I must install .Net 1.1 on Windows 7, so I am using this procedure (which is also the procedure recommended by Dell). Problem: When I ran dotnetfxsp1.exe /Xp:C:\DotNet\netfxsp.msp nothing happened, ...
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Access BIOS on external monitor - broken screen of MSI GS70 notebook with HDMI output only

I have MSI GS70 notebook and the screen broke. I successfully use HDMI output to external monitor to work with the notebook. However, I would like to completely remove old system (Win 8.1) and install ...
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Cannot boot Windows 10 installer on HP EliteBook 8560w

I have a HP EliteBook 8560w on which I want to install Windows 10. I tried to create an installer USB disk on a SD card and an external HDD. For this I used two methods: Media Creation Tool Rufus ...
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Install Adobe Reader DC v.18.011.20035 silently

Is there is a way to install the newest version of Adobe Reader DC (18.011.20035) on Windows 7 x64 and Windows Server 2012 R2 x64 silently or, at least, to extract it's MSI installer from its ...
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How to Start Auto Silent Installation of Program in NTLite after Windows 7 installation

I try to start Silent Installation of eset Endpoint Antivirus from .bat file in NTLite software: start %source%\upgrade\eea_nt64_enu.msi /qb Although im not sure if the %source% is the correct ...
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Symlinks on Windows WITHOUT UAC popup

I have a Windows commandline tool for developers (maybe a redundant point). This tool creates symlinks for certain tasks. I'm looking for a way to have the tool install so that it can create ...
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What is inprogressinstallinfo.ipi?

Whenever I try to install any MSI file on a Windows 10 machine, it stops and complains with the following error message (pasted here from the logs using msiexec /l*vx ...): MSI (s) (74:E0) [21:35:...
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How to see the log files of msi package installation?

I am trying to install mongoDB msi package but the setup fails and rollsback. Where can i see the log files?
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Install .Net 3.5 on Windows 8.1 [duplicate]

Trying to install windows 8.1 on an MSI gs73vr 6rf. Fresh install goes well as do drivers and such. Problems begin when using windows update and trying to install .net 3.5 or any updates at all. I can ...
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Unable to install PuTTY on windows

Trying to install putty in my 64-bit windows 8. On choosing destination folder it shows error and says: Installation directory must be on a local hard drive. I have chosen default folder i.e: C:\...
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MSI installed add-in for all terminal server users, how do I configure it just for one user?

A MSI I have installed for an Excel add-in (Invantive Control), installed the add-in for all users. I am running on terminal server, so now all users have this add-in, while it is only used by one ...
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disabling a hard drive without physically removing it (Windows installing issues)

I got a GE62VR 6RF msi laptop that came without an OS (freeDOS). it has two drives, one 256gb SSD and one 1tb hdd. when I tried to install windows on the SSD it gave me the "Windows cannot be ...
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MSI repacke - bad practice?

I'd like to repackage MSIs with custom modifications Let's do an example: I use an Windows Server and GPOs to deploy software to clients. When I put there a MSI of e.g. firefox it's installs as a ...
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How to delete everything on HDD during Windows Installation

I want to wipe everything on my PC's hard disk including everything in all the partitions (even C:\). How can I do it WHILE installing Windows 7 and NOT after it is done? I'm currently in the ...
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Used my Win 10 USB to reinstall for family found my key embedded when using produkey

I have a couple family members with busted computers. Windows 10's "reset this PC" from recovery environment was a no go. I pulled out a windows 10 USB i made many moons ago with the media creation ...
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Windows 10 installer don't detect NVMe drive

I have 2 drives: disk1 (SATA SSD, with Ubuntu 16.04) partition1 (sda1: flag /boot) partition2 (sda2: flag /home, encrypted by LUKS) disk2 (NVMe SSD) So, the goal is to install Windows 10 on disk2 ...
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MsiInstaller error 1935 HRESULT: 0x8007054F when installing SAP Crystal Reports x64

Installing the x64 version of Crystal Reports we get the following error on random machines: Product: SAP Crystal Reports runtime engine for .NET Framework (64-bit) -- Error 1935. An error ...
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How to debug why another vendor's MSI installer runs spontaneously?

Problem: When some people run my app the MSI-based installer for some other program will spontaneously start to run and try to reinstall itself. How can I determine precisely what the reason for the ...
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Computer run into Error 2738 while installation

Enviroment Windows 10 Home 64-Bit Problem I try to run the installation of the ne ZOOM R16 audio interface driver. If I start the installation, I run into this error: R_16_R24 Driver ...
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Screen turn pink and display does not refresh

I have an issue with my MSI Apache Pro laptop running Windows 10. Randomly, the screen becomes pink, with all the previous displays staying on screen: It even stays during the laptop's boot sequence:...
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Install Win32 X64 VSCode 1.15.1 from .zip

I don't have admin rights on my Windows 7 system, so I installed Win X64 VSCode 1.15.1 from the VSCode-win32-x64-1.15.1.zip by unpacking into the MyDocuments path and placing a link on the Start Menu. ...
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How to deploy MSI which has no silence install switch?

How can I deploy a MSI package that does not support "silence" install switch? The one I am trying to deploy is GSSMO "google suite sync for MS outlook". it is a MSI package and it is only supported ...
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how to format asus rog gl753vd?

I recently bought a new laptop, it came with windows 10 home single language, after a few days of usage and due to my work I needed to install windows 10 pro (or Linux) to try to avoid issues with the ...
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Is there a way to remove a program that requires admin access to uninstall, but does not prompt for it?

I'm using Advanced Installer to try and create an installer (.exe) for an application I've created. Part of the installation process involves installing a USB driver. After building my installer, I ...
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How do I stop a systemic “Error 1310. Error writing to file: C:\Config.Msi\*rbf.”?

Whenever I try to install or uninstall an MSI program on my parents' computer, it fails with the message, "Error 1310. Error writing to file: C:\Config.Msi*rbf. Verify that you have access to that ...
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How to do an unattended install of Visual Studio 2008 Express on Windows 7?

I tried this but it did not work on Windows 7. I would like to install Visual Studio 2008 from a batch file on Windows 7. We can assume I have the .iso file downloaded already.
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How to find memory timings that work so the memory operates at optimum speed (Mhz)

So I treated myself to a new gaming PC this year. After having used my old 8350 for around 5 years. I purchased the components and built the pc myself, as opposed to buying a ready made unit over the ...
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How can my script determine if installation of a certain Windows Installer update (MSP) succeeded or failed?

I've written a PowerShell script (see below) to install a very large number of MSP updates (files with .msp extensions, deployed via Windows Installer) one after the other. Now, I'd like this script ...
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Any way to tell what MSI created a file on my system?

Say I have a file on my system that was put there by a Windows Installer, but I'm not sure which one (in this case it was one of the many sub installers of Microsoft SQL Server). Is there anything I ...
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Can people automate Windows apps installation?

I understand a Linux application installation can be automated through a script, but I am not so sure if this is true in Windows world. Here I have specific scenario. I want to install Word onto a ...
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Is an .msi file an executable or an input file to an executable?

https://stackoverflow.com/a/44056090/156458 says The command to install an MSI is the MSI itself - they're executable files. But I thought an .msi file is an input file to Windows Installer (...
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How to install multiple msi installations silently from cmd file

I have problem installing multiple msi files form cmd file I have adobe.cmd that looks like this adobedc.exe /sAll adobeair.exe -silent msiexec -i install_flash_player_25_plugin.msi /qn /norestart ...
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How to force MSIExec to upgrade to the specified version

I'd like to install LibreOffice (version 5.3.2.2) as a part of another installation but I'm having following issue: When a version 4.x or earlier is already installed, the installer installs ...
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Invantive Control MSI fails with error status 1602

When installing Invantive Control for Excel using the MSI installer, it ends with the message: Invantive Control for Excel Setup Wizard was interrupted In the event log it says in chronological ...