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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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How to uninstall Java SE from the command line

Oracle states that the Java SE installer is built using MSI, but the help page, rather unhelpfully doesn't list uninstall options. I need to do a command line uninstall, and I can't figure out or ...
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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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Can't install local copy of MSI with msiexec, but can over the network with psexec

I'm not sure why this is the case, but I can't install a local copy of a MSI if I remote into the machine in PowerShell with msiexec. I get this error: [computername]: PS C:\temp> msiexec -q -i ...
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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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Install “windows 8” version of DISM on Windows 7

Is there a simple way of installing the Windows 8 version of Deployment Image Servicing and Management (DISM) tool on Windows 7? Windows 7 does have a version of DISM installed, but with much less ...
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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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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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msi Notebook with Windows 8.1, can't start or boot

I changed my boot security settings from UEFI something to 'Legacy' And now my PC can't start at all. Every time I try I get: Intel UNDI , PXE-2.0(Build 083) Copyright (C) 1997-2000 Intel ...
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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 can I free up drive space from the Windows installer folder without killing Windows?

On my SSD machine, the C:\Windows\Installer folder is massive and takes up about 15% of my total disk space. Is there a way to clean up that folder without killing Windows 8.1/10? Tucking away the ...
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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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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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Can I safely remove *.msi and *.msp files that are in C:\Windows\Installer but are not the mentioned in the registry?

My C:\Windows\Installer folder has grown over 10 GB. I noticed that some *.msi and *.msp files are in C:\Windows\Installer but not the mentioned in the registry (e.g. I can see a file named "104a0288....
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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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Can an administration extraction of an MSI file perform registry and/or system wide changes?

I am always getting MSI (or setup EXEs which are basically MSI) files, and half the time they really do not need to be a setup. Microsoft is probably one of the biggest sources - almost every time I ...
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How to use an MSI installer property in condition message in WiX installer?

I want to use an MSI installer property in a condition message in a WiX installer. This MSI property is set by a C++ custom action. I can set and get the same MSI property and value before calling the ...
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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 can I run .msi installer with administrator rights?

As in topic. I want to run .msi installer but I cannot install a program because it requires administrator rights. As for .exe files I know how to do that. EDIT: My problem is that I don't have 'Run ...
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Prevent System Restore Point from being created during Install

Whenever I install using .MSI, the system freezes right after starting the Volume Shadow Copy Service/etc, and creating a System Restore Point. If possible, I'd rather not disable System Restore, as ...
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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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How do I force the Windows MSI installer to perform a complete install?

I have a Windows MSI installer package which gives me the choice to do a Typical, Custom or Complete install using the GUI. The default (typical) install only installs some components. How to I tell ...
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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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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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“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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Force MSI To Uninstall

How can I force this to uninstall without the MSI? The MSI is not on the website and I tried extracting the MSI... even installing with the EXE gives the exact same error below:
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How can I uninstall Java 7 Update 5 when I don't have the “jre1.7.0_05-c.msi” file?

Whenever I try to update to the latest version of Java, an installation of Java 7 Update 5 is detected and then I'm asked for the file, jre1.7.0_05-c.msi, which I don't have, so then the installation ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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Installing Windows on a laptop using an external monitor (main display broken)

I have an HP laptop, and I smashed the display, but I work on an external monitor. I want to reinstall Windows, but the external monitor works only if Windows is installed. What can I do?
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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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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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How to force uninstall a software that is installed by MSI package?

Now my computer's Silverlight 5.1.10411.0 (x64) cannot be uninstalled because the MSI package is missing, how can I force it to uninstall? The reason that I want to do this is that I cannot redownload ...
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Windows 10 UAC/System Installer

I am running Windows 10 Pro [Build 10240] and upon logging in tonight I find I am unable to install an MSI file as The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation only, I do not ...
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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 ...