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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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I had to re-install Windows 10, do I need to re-install the relevant drivers from MSI?

My laptop (MSI GT70 Dominator 2PC) is about 4 years old, and came w/ Windows 8. When Win10 debuted they (MSI) did not make it easy to locate the relevant drivers, but tech support sent me a link to a ...
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InstallForge Start Menu shortcut creation

I am using installforge to create an installer for Windows 10. My software does not have a main executable but two. I need to create TWO shortcuts in Start Menu for the two executables but only one is ...
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How to deploy a bootstrapped version of ZeroInstall that overrides the default catalog

I'd like to deploy ZeroInstall in a corporate environment and I'd like the Windows GUI client to default to my own software catalog instead of the default ZeroInstall one without users having to ...
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How to resolve mutually exclusive features in msi

We have two features, A B These two should be selected in such a way, as below 3 scenarios. if A is selected, B should be deselected if B is selected, A should be deselected user can unselect ...
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How to create mutually exclusive features and change the installation condition

I have some set of features in our product msi. Of those, two should be mutually exclusive. i.e., if one selected in the feature screen, automatically, other should be unselected. So, I created one ...
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The installer was interrupted before QPTS could be installed

I really need to install QPST Flash Tool on my laptop (win7 x64). I run the msi installation package and everything works well until just before finishing installation, the progress bar starts to go ...
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USB doesn't work under Windows 7 and MSI B450M

I am unable to operate normal on Windows 7 and MSI B450M motherboard, because: 1) Neither USB device working, including keyboard and mouse 2) Windows update doesn't help, because it says processor ...
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Block msiexec or psexec from installing software to my computer via remote

How to block/prevent msiexec or psexec from installing software to my computer remotely without: changing the "admin" password disconnecting from the network disabling file sharing
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Very small font size in Windows .msi installers

Every .msi installer I've tried to install with has a minuscule font size I can't figure out how to fix (around 4 pixels tall). Any known way to bring it back to sensible size? Example of an ...
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How to remove a feature from msi feature selection tree at runtime?

When we launch an msi, after some screens we will get the feature selection page. Feature selection page: We can remove any feature by just changing the feature table, display column value to 0. ...
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Is there a way to install and configure remote debugger for VS 2017 from command line only

Is there a way to install and configure remote debugger for VS 2017 from command line only? I am running EC2 on EB. I wan't to install and configure it from ebextentions. It works fine when I run ...
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MSI installer, using .exe without msi

I'm using a MSI installer to create a setup for my application, and it generates 2 files, .msi and .exe. Now i know that the .exe is just a bootstrapper that actually runs the .msi, but my questions ...
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Uninstall Per-User installation from another user account

I have an application installed with a MSI package as Per-User in a non-admin account, so the application is not on Program Files, but in User\AppData. I'm trying to uninstall that application from an ...
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7z.exe Extract Only Updated Files

I have .zip file which has around 40,000 files. Questions: For the first it takes time to extract, fine no problem, but for the 2nd run should only extract files that are found to be changed than ...
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.NET Framework 4.7.2 Standalone Setup performs a reboot even with commandline /norestart

On one of my Windows 7 systems, I have experienced the following behaviour when trying to install the .NET 4.7.2. redistributable. I use a script to call the setup silently /q, and to prevent reboots, ...
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How to find out what specific actions are scheduled by MSI after reboot

When an MSI detects some process holding a resource that needs modifying, and user declines to close the process, MSI postpones the modification to the reboot time. The question is: where to look for ...
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A certain obscure FOSS script made for my archaic motherboard to perform a very specific function fails to run. Can anyone please explain why?

So, I have a motherboard, MSI H81M-P33, and I have a freshly bought PWM fan. Unfortunately, my motherboard's BIOS does not allow me to reduce the RPM curve of my fans below 50%, which makes them ...
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InstallShield - How to build upgrade installer

Context I currently have the task of building the next version of our software installer. I have all the project files from out previous version (v16) and im currently building v17. We are using ...
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MSI installer log generation

I have prepared MSI installer for my project which I am going to deliver to the customer. I have seen that by running below command MSI installer will generate a log. msiexec /i C:\Users\myusername\...
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How to remove a MSI product when the uninstaller says the package is missing?

Could someone please help me to resolve this issue of not being able to find an .msi file during uninstalling Palo Alto GlobalProtect VPN client on Windows 10?
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Why do many Windows programs install to `C:\Users\<username>\AppData`?

Whenever I install Windows programs I always make the installation drive be something other the C-drive. However, the installer almost always puts many files to C:\Users\<username>\AppData even ...
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Having trouble uninstalling software with msiexec quietly

I want to use msiexec to uninstall some programs without going through confimation boxes. the problem is when I use this command msiexec.exe /x "{product id}" /quiet then nothing happens and the ...
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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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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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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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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 ...