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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Run MSI with expired digital signature

I installed CakeWalk and it installed something called Melodyne Runtime. I tried to uninstall it, but it failed with a message like "This app is blocked for your protection". I went to the ...
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Unusual reboots on gaming PC

I built my own gaming PC, but it reboots and I don't know why. It doesn't show a blue screen in Windows, or anything similar, it just turns off and then on. Here are the specs of my PC loaded with CPU-...
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Acer TravelMate 8573T freezes when trying to install OS

In an effort to upgrade from windows 7 to Windows 10, I went to buy one of Microsofts USB flash drives with a Windows 10 installer and a product key. I inserted the flash drive, booted to it, and ...
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setup.exe does not work when copied from CD to hard drive

I have a CD where I burnt all the files required to install a program and when I run setup.exe it installs as expected. Today, I have noticed that if I copy the contents of the CD to my computer and I ...
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What tells the Windows installer service that another install is in progress?

The usual fix for this error is to restart the machine, which does, indeed, usually fix the problem. Other solutions for particularly stubborn cases include disabling the installer service, and then ...
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Windows 10 x86 on uefix64 system (via network) error at the end of the installtion

I created a TFTP boot server (Tiny PXE Server on Windows Server 2019). I create 3 different boot situation: Legacy mode, EFI 32, EFI 64 When using Legacy mode, I'm able to boot WinPEx32 or WinPEx64 ...
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How to use both front and rear audio simultaneously? (MSI A320M)

After researching multiple sources it seems MSI A320M VD/S m-atx motherboard should be able to be used with 2 mic inputs and 3 audio outputs at the same time - 2 front ports, 3 rear ports. However I ...
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'missing operating system' after using yumi

I had installed a windows distribution on a usb drive using Yumi, but it just doesn't work. It keeps saying 'missing operating system' then booting back to windows.
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“No Device Drivers Found” when trying to install Windows 7 onto a Samsung 860 Evo SSD

I am trying to install Windows 7 onto a Samsung 860 Evo SSD, but I have been getting "No Device Drivers Found" after I click "Install Windows." I have been using this guide for many years and have ...
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Ubuntu Wine : How to not reinstall each time setup.exe

I have a file setup.exe, wich one I start with wine like so : wine ./setup.exe and everything is working well, the installer install the game and at the end ask me if I want to execute the program and ...
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Install MSI with Wine

When I try to install an MSI, either with start, msiexec or nothing, it tells me that there is no Windows program configured to open this type of file And it tells me too that MS.NET F4.5 needs to be ...
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.MSI window disappears after I launch it on Windows 10

I am trying to install a driver for the HP laserjet 1300 on Windows 10 x64. I have downloaded the .msi file with the driver from the official HP site. When I execute the file it starts and after ...
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Windows 10 1803 Unattended Install Fails

I've been doing Windows unattended installs successfully with Windows 7 and earlier versions of 10. Currently, I'm attempting the same with version 1803 (USB installation media) on a new motherboard. ...
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Trying to upgrade my laptop SSD, 1mm too big to fit in the slot

I have an MSI laptop with a Toshiba SSD 256GB (thnsnj256g8nu) and I want to upgrade it to an Evo 970 plus. The old SSD fits perfectly but the new one doesn't, like it's 2mm bigger. New SSD Old ...
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Windows 10 - Can't save files, or execute certain programs unless running programs as administrator

So as the title says, I've encountered a user's laptop with a fresh install of Windows 10 Pro 64-bit, where I can't edit documents when running a program normally, such as Word, and more specifically, ...
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Installing .msi on Windows 10 - Windows Installer flashes on screen then does nothing

Every time I try to install an .msi file the Windows Installer flashes on screen for a moment, "Preparing to install...", then nothing happens. I've tried a few different .msi files and gotten the ...
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My hard drive is making a loud, high pitched noise and won't boot

My hard drive is making this really high-pitched noise when it starts to spin up. It was working fine and not making any weird sounds for the last year and a half. I have an MSI GF62VR 7RF Gaming ...
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Keyboard A4tech Bloody B820R and GAMING-970 msi not working properly

Platform: Power supply: CORSAIR 750M Motherboard: MSI 970 GAMING processor: AMD FX-8350 graphics: AsUS NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB memory: 4 GB GDRAM DDR3 PC3-10600 X 4 disk: SSD CRUCIAL ...
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How to install MSI to custom directory using msiexec?

Here's my attempt to install .msi using msiexec in Administrative PowerShell on Windows 10. I've made it 7 times for each of 2 drives, C: and D: (14 total) with different arguments in place of ARG ...
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Unable to boot from a CD-R disk

I want to install puppy Linux in my MSI Megabook S270, as my laptop doesn't support usb flash drive for booting, so, I bought some CD-R disk and burn them with Free ISO burner but when I tried to boot ...
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Windows not executing one exe

I have a Windows 2016 Server and was in the process of updating Stunnel. I downloaded the latest version (stunnel-5.56-win64-installer.exe) and it downloaded without any apparent problems. I double-...
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How to find process responsible for a dialog in windows 10?

My Windows 10 occasionally shows a dialog box: I am not sure why is the dialog box shown. It can not be canceled and it disappears only after reboot. I want to find process that shows the dialog ...
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MSI: list required CAB files

If I try to extract a certain file: lessmsi x windows%20sdk%20desktop%20libs%20x64-x86_en-us.msi I get this message: Error: System.Exception: The file "C:\sdk\58314d0646d7e1a25e97c902166c3155.cab" ...
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Windows 10 installer says there's WIndows already installed

Equipment: Windows Live USB Xubuntu USB HP Laptop with Xubuntu (see Broken (probably erased) Windows 10 boot for more info) Problem: Inserting Windows Live USB Proceeding to the "Simple installation" ...
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Windows Server 2016, all installers and lots of services stop working until restart

Been dealing with this problem for a while on our Windows Server 2016 Standard server, not virtual. Frequently (but not limited to): All installations for software stop working Sage backups stop ...
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BIOS UPDATE FAILURE

Hello I have a MSI x570 Gaming Carbon mobo, I was updating the bios from the msi live update from windows 10 x64 and the pc rebooted, there was another optional update called "flash bios button ...
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How to avoid “Windows cannot open the required file D:\Sources\Install.wim” when installing Windows 10 from USB drive?

I downloaded the Windows 10 version 1909 ISO and created USB installation media on MacOS using UNetbootin. On the Windows target machine, the installation program started properly. It asked about my ...
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How can i turn off notifications in my google chrome msi configuration?

I'm deploying a chrome MSI package to ~50 machines, I can only use this deploying service with .msi's as I don't have access to the server itself. This also needs to be machine based, as the devices ...
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Turn game exe from Microsoft store, into accessible normal exe?

The game is Phantom Dust. This is an old game. So I found a app called Reshade. This could potentially add graphic filters to this game giving it a fresh look. But it won't work unless I can activate ...
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How to Create a single setup file for many of them?

I've written an C# application that must run on Windows and I want to create a single setup file for my customers. The Packages that I want to inclusion in the setup file are: vcredits ...
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Querying an InstallShield installer for its dialog field names

Background: InstallShield is one of a category of Windows installers which allows for unattended/silent installation with special command-line switches. In the case of InstallShield, the installer ...
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PowerPoint VBA addin (ppam) fails to load for all users

I have a PowerPoint VBA addin (ppam file) which is packaged in an MSI installer for installation for all users of a machine. Following installation, a user gets some additional buttons in the ...
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Why is my installer installing to c:\ rather than than c:\Program Files(x86)\ as it should do

Part of my job is creating MSI installers for my company's .NET Windows Forms application. It's been installed on literally hundreds of computers at dozens of clients, on Windows XP (not for a long ...
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MSI H61-M-E33(B3) vs R9 270x Gaming 4gb

My motherboard is an MSI H61-M-E33(B3). I want to upgrade my graphics and get an R9 270x Gaming 4gb. Built it in but my pc don't want to start. When i take off the 2 6pin power connectors and put the ...
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Microsoft Intune - install behavior disabled

I've packaged (and deployed as System user) several applications before using the IntuneWinAppUtil.exe, but something with a certain msi causes the Intune "Install behavior" to be set as "User" and ...
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Install several parallel software files from the same msi/download url

I have downloaded a free version of an email extractor which installs a exe and a msi file. It consumes only 60 MB RAM. I want to make 25-30 copies of it to run parallely. Have Orca for msi and ...
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How can I include a command file (e.g. run.cmd) into an .msi executable to do remote and silent installations

I am not a windows admin, so I have no idea hot to unpack or repack msi files, or, if such a concept even exists. I have a problem in my hands and my desktop admins are not helping much. I have this ...
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GUI for Powershell script to create a Windows installation disk

I have this powershell script that creates a Windows installation disk. -For both Legacy BIOS and the native UEFI boot process. -For systems that use UEFI with Secure Boot -For Windows ISOs that ...
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Windows installer keeps reinstalling application after deleting file

I'm having a strange kind of problem with windows 10. I've created a Visual Studio Setup Project for an app. Installation runs fine, everything is good, I can start the app, use it ,close it, reopen ...
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Windows 10 install from usb drive - boots up but freezes

I'm trying to do a clean install of Windows 10 from a usb drive. Problem: The system boots up and presents the first Windows setup screen (where I'm supposed to choose language, time- and currency ...
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Modifying MSI with InstEd to change property values

I've been tasked with generating a transform file for an MSI. I'm using an application called InstEd to create the transform file. I found that the install Wizard for the application required a few ...
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Windows Software: Reinstall (or uninstall) deleted / lost applications - force new install

(There are many questions on the topic of Restinstalling/Uninstalling applications, I am sorry if this has already been asked but I was not able to find a similar question with the same problem/goal). ...
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Close command prompt after executing MSI install from Batch File

I am currently doing an MSI install and using a batch file to execute the MSI with defaultsini and installdir. It is a /qb! install so that it cannot be cancelled as it's meant to be deployable, ...
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I can't find out how to show the average FPS in a game on an On Screen Display with MSI Afterburner

I am using MSI Afterburner to show the GPU and CPU temperature which works perfectly fine, but I can't find out why it doesn't let me show the average FPS. Everything else works. Has anybody had this ...
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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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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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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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