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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What to do iwlwifi_1-virtual-0 and pch_cannonlake-virtual-0 temperature are above 75 degree?

I have an MSI GF63 THIN-9rcx, while using windows dragon center used to take care of automatic fan control but recently I shifted to Ubuntu 20.4 and my system now boils (all this by just using chrome ...
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Can you create a Microsoft Installer Transform from the cmdline?

I would like to map parameters in a .MSI by first creating a .MST at the cmdline. This does work: msiexec /i da-msi.msi PARAM_ZOT=foo,PARAM_BAZ=bang All I can find is how to create a transform using ...
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How to uninstall MS SQL ODBC driver 17 in unattended mode?

I try to install in unattended mode (chef-client) newest version of MS SQL ODBC driver. Log shows no error but old version is listed in Programs and features. When I run msiexec interactively, ...
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How to Disable Your Computer’s Touch Screen in Windows server 2016?

I want disable touch screen in my msi all in one. My OS is windows server 2016. I can disable touch screen from device manager but after restart pc touch screen enable automatically. How to fix this?
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Change language in Windows 10 initial setup

I just bought a new laptop with Windows 10 Pro in it and when I booted it up for the first time I got the Windows 10 initial setup guide in what appears to be Polish and I don't speak Polish: I don't ...
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Why is GPO causing User Software Installation to fail?

I have an MSI that I'm trying to install via GPO User Configuration Software Installation. The EXE within it is signed with a Code Signing certificate which is issued by our Active Directory ...
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BIOS Booting to an APU instead of an actuall GPU

So,i have MSI Tomahawk B450 MAX II,and when i boot up my PC,BIOS is always on my APU,but my monitor is not connected to it,so i cant see the BIOS.It started happening due to me chaning the memory ...
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How do I restrict User Config GPO Software Installation on certain computers?

I have a custom piece of software at my business that I'm trying to install using a GPO. I have it currently set under Computer Configuration > Software Installation. And this works well, but the ...
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remotely deploying apps using Microsoft Azure AD

I have been trying for a while to remotely deploy apps using Azure AD, currently I am trying with chrome as this is an app that will be put onto the devices once I get it to work. so far I have tried ...
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Automate Uninstall .Net SDK Framework Using msiexec /x

I want to automate uninstalling of different .Net SDK Framework from Windows servers. I found a way to do that using msiexec /x, but it asks for user confirmation to uninstall, and only when the user ...
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What is the difference between uninstalling an application via the windows 10 "Settings" app and the legacy Control Panel?

We have an MSI based InstallShield product installation, it was recently pointed out to us that when our product is uninstalled via the legacy "Control Panel" "Programs and Features&...
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See/ capture Installation steps

I have two Excel add-ins conflicting, when I install the clickonce add-in, the msi one stops working completely. Is there any way for me to get a hold on what is causing this conflict? They might be ...
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Saving PDF with Save As in Adobe Reader causes Windows Installer to open and hang, also impacts other programs. Windows 10

Dell XPS15 with standard Dell-installed Windows 10. Software is completely up to date, all drivers up to date. When using the "Save As" open in Adobe Reader to either save a PDF to a new ...
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MSI laptop CPU reaching high temperature

I recently bought a MSI GF65 Thin. The CPU reaches around 4.5GHz for simple tasks like searching a string on a file using grep command (dual booted with ubuntu-20.04) and the CPU temp reaches around ...
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MSI Creator Laptop : fullscreen issue of changing color

I have bought a laptop MSI Creator 15 A10UET-220FR When entering full screen (a video, a google slide presentation, ...), I can see that the color scheme of Windows changes. As soon as I move the ...
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How to force MSI uninstall?

I found a lot of components (EXEs/DLLs, .NET assemblies, and registry entries) left behind on my PC from an ancient install and uninstall of VS2012. I want to cleanly get rid of them all using their ...
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How do I fix "[random word] is not a valid short file name?"

I'm trying to uninstall a few programs and all of them say "[random word] is not a valid short file name." I've searched up for fixes for this and I've tried going into regedit and changing ...
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Is there such a thing as "regional" functionality in Windows Server?

I live in Australia, and I have been working with an American team, with one of their programs. Some things we have noticed is that some of the simpler things that should happen, simply don't; and we ...
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MSI HDMI is not working

so I bought a 2 monitor for my pc, the thing is that the hdmi in the msi part of my pc (where i connect the mouse, the keyboard and all the stuff) is not working... I checked videos and entered in the ...
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Reliability History: ASUS Update Helper, error 1603

I recently assembled my own PC and it runs just fine, but I have noticed a frequent error showing multiple times per day in Windows's Reliability History. Namely, Windows Installer fails to ...
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Is it possible to bypass install UAC prompt without registry editing (Windows 10) [closed]

My computer is controlled by an admin and, as such, I can't run app installer programs. I trust you can imagine how inconvenient this is for me. I have tried the RunAsInvoker command in PowerShell, ...
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Wake-on-LAN on MSI X570-Mainboard

I am trying to start my computer with a MSI X570-Mainboard using the WOL-feature. In the BIOS, I already enabled Wake-on-LAN for PCIe devices. I tried it with both the onboard ethernet controller as ...
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Force a quiet msi install despite requiring human input. using a batch file

I have a whole set of programs that I have created a batch file to install. The problem is that seven of them are msi installers and they all require human input. However, all of the input that is ...
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Why does Windows setup/installer continue to use an old temp directory?

I recently moved my temporary folder from D:\Temp to E:\Temp, by changing my user account's TEMP and TMP environment variables. After rebooting, most programs are using E:\Temp, however every now and ...
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Error 2755 when installing new program in windows 10

I recently moved C:/Windows/Installer folder to another drive to save space and made a symbolic link, and now I am not able to install some programs(I tried installing blender it gives error 2755), ...
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Run repair function of an EXE from the command line

Is there a way to run the repair functionality of an EXE created using WiX? Specifically, this program using WiX and defines some commands such as /quiet, /passive, /uninstall, but nothing for /repair,...
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moving Windows 10 from SSD (UEFI/GPT) to m.2 NVMe PCH PCIE (or PCH SATA)

I am trying to move Windows 10 from a SSD to a m.2 NVMe 980 PRO. I have tried countless different ways to get it to work, but can't get my cloned partition running. In this last attempt I even got ...
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Windows 10 install error: "Windows cannot continue due to a corrupted installation file"

I've been trying to install Windows 10 for quite some time now, but every time I do I get error: Windows cannot continue due to a corrupted installation file. Contact the vendor of your Windows ...
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I need windows 10 1909 ISO file becasue MS only offers 20H2 [duplicate]

I had a running windows 10 17xx, which I installed from the ISO downloaded from MS, more than a year ago. Windows 10 tried to update to Windows 20H2 (October 2020), but after rebooting, it got stuck ...
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Error 1721: AsusInstallVerifier.exe (A program required for this install to complete could not be run)

Ever since installing Asus FrameworkService version 1.0.4.1, every single update has failed with message: Error 1721. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for ...
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MsiInstaller fails with error code 2889

Last successful install was in late Nov last year, since then system changes including windows update from Dec and Jan were installed along with some software updates. Now msi packs refuse to install. ...
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Games crashes to desktop with no error, artifacts and visual tear

I hope this is the correct stack exchange site. 4 days ago I upgraded my motherboard and cpu as well as new cpu cooler. MSI Z170A TOMAHAWK -> MSI MAG Z490 TOMAHAWK Intel i5 6600K -> Intel i5 ...
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Windows installer windows are automatically moved topleftwards and out of the screen after installation has been completed

See this screenshot for a better description. Brand New Windows 10 20H2 installed today using Win10_20H2_v2_English_x64.iso with these commands: diskpart select disk 0 clean create partition primary ...
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"Windows could not update the computer's boot configuration. Installation cannot proceed." - Error

I'm currently using Ubuntu 16.04, and I recently wanted to install Windows 10 on my computer. To do this, I downloaded the Windows ISO and booted it to an USB stick. I formated the partition that I ...
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Boot crashing - does Z87 and Haswell support 16 GB RAM modules?

I've recently tried to install 64 GB RAM (4x16) on a computer equipped with an i5-4670K and a Z87 motherboard (MSI Z87-GD65 GAMING). It's currently got 16 GB of RAM in a 4x4 configuration. When I ...
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Black screen and sound stops working but pc is still running

Suddenly at random times (whether I'm playing or doing something else) both screens go black and sound stops working. However PC is still running, but I can't do nothing, I even can't see my cursor. ...
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Transparent windows in Windows 10 Pro over videos & color shift while browsing

I recently bought a new MSI laptop and after installing windows 10 pro I am facing some issues with the screen. First of all, it goes to night mode (shifts color tune) when I am browsing the internet ...
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Are Windows 10 editions (Home/Pro) key-based or installation-based?

I'd built a new PC and purchased a Windows 10 Home edition activation key. During the Windows 10 ISO file creation, I didn't see any options to create installation files for Home or Pro edition, just ...
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How to include java inside an application setup

I have created a java application. I have used Launch4J to create exe and InnoSetup to create the setup file for windows. Whenever I'm running my application on other system which has no java(pre-...
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MSI GT60 laptop stuck in endless BIOS Setup loop

My MSI GT60 gaming laptop is doing something very weird. I turned it off to relocate it on top of a 25U server rack and when I turned it on the Aptio setup screen appeared. No matter what I do, it ...
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Installing programs using .msi files get stuck in the progress bar screen in Windows 10

I am having trouble installing some programs using .msi installers, and the problem seems to be same in all the cases After pressing next on all screens, when it reaches the point where there is a ...
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Different application installers return a 1603 file access error; how to find file that it cannot access?

On Windows 10 v2004, two application installers fail [Evernote and Windows SDK] with MainEngineThread is returning 1603 via: Error 1603: A fatal error occurred during installation According to ...
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Why do most of my installers fail to work?

For a while, any installers which use the Windows installer in any way, all fail to install, with the error The specified path 'C:\WINDOWS\Installer\Config.Msi\' is unavailable. The folder doesn't ...
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Macrium Reflect Installation failure

I'm trying to install Macrium Reflect Home edition on a dell 8700 with SSD (no spinning media). All proceeds as expected until I launch the setup proper, at which point it barfs with: Macium install ...
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Error 0xc0000017 when trying to install windows 10 on brand new computer

Installing windows on a brand new computer (HP Notebook 15-dw2023nj i5-1035G1 8G 256G FD Came with freedos only, was purchased that way). When booting from USB flash drive in getting a bsod (after the ...
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How to whitelist msiexec called from an app whitelisted via RunAsInvoker

I whitelisted a legacy app via the RunAsInvoker registry key, which works fine. However, when the user selects the repair option offered by the app, the whitelisted app actually executes msiexec /fa ...
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MSI BIOS Distorted

I just recently built my PC and normally installed windows. During the process, I thought that it's just normal that the boot logo of MSI is enlarged and pixelated. But even after installing all ...
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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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