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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 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 ...
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How to automate the steps in the Installshield Wizard?

I was working on a project where I need to take latest builds(packaged as installers) and run it in the machine in order to test it. I wanted to just automate that installshield wizard (viz. next->...
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Why does `msiexec /x` fail, while Add/Remove Programs on the Control Panel succeeds?

In Windows 10 > msiexec /x "\path\to\myprogram.msi" /quiet Another version of this product is already installed. Installation of this version cannot continue. To configure or remove the ...
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Will overwriting to an executable file affect a process which is running the original executable file?

When a executable file is run in a process, if the executable file is overwritten, or deleted and then recreated by reinstallation, will the process rerun the new executable file? Does the answer to ...
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Why does this installation fail?

On Windows 10 Professional, I try to uninstall an installed program from its installer, by running > msiexec /x "\path\to\installer.msi" /quiet Then a window is popped out to say ...
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Binl error with serva

I am trying to install Windows XP via network with Serva. I have set it up using the tutorial I found here: https://mitchtalmadge.com/2015/07/10/using-serva-install-windows-over-network/, but I keep ...
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Install msi package from command line do not create shortcuts

Is it possible to tell windows installer to install a package, and not to create any shortcuts on desktop? The prime interest is windows 7.
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PC doesn't boot without slow mode booting enabled

A couple of days back my PC died and now I'm stuck with a weird problem. Here's what happened: I was on my PC listening to some music. All of a sudden my mouse froze. I have a problem with my Razer ...
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Applying MSP to MSI without installing MSI

I am generating a repository of dependencies and their respective versions. I am able to extract the MSI using msiexec /a "c:\temp\2\MyMSI.msi" /qb TARGETDIR="c:\extracted" REINSTALLMODE="amus" ...
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How do I install an operating system for skylake processor?

I've recently purchased i5-6600k and assembled it into an MSI H110 PRO-VH PLUS motherboard. My problem is, I am not able to install an operating system. I've tried Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Windows ...
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How to uninstall dangerous MSI package

I am developing a program in C#. I am using Advanced Installer to create MSI install package for my program. Version 1 of my MSI install package was creating shortcut to my program in Windows Start ...
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Can I copy C:/Windows/Installer folder from one machine into another?

Okay so I'm in a little bit of a pickle. I was trying something on my Windows folder yesterday C:/Windows and I kinda went ahead of myself a little and lost the Installer folder C:/Windows/Installer (...
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Creating .bat file to automate multiple installations with install parameters

Trying to create a .bat file to automate the installation of multiple programs, one after the other. I know there are many threads that address this issue, however, I have a slightly more specific ...
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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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Install windows 10 on self built PC from usb, internet required?

I want to install Windows 10 on a PC I am building, specifically onto a SSD. I understand the steps of getting the windows files onto a USB. My question is that do I need internet connection on the ...
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Windows 10 SDK download fails - hash mismatch

I am trying to install Windows 10 SDK and alternatively the Standalone Developmet Kit on two separate windows 10 PC's and it failes on either... In both cases the log says: "Hash mismatch for path: C:...
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MSI Z97 PC Mate refuses to let me boot from DVD

I start up the machine and the DVD drive gets correctly listed Detected ATA/ATAPI Devices ... SATA port 3 <harddisk> SATA port 4 <SSD> SATA port 6 HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW So I press F11 to get ...
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Installation of .msi rolls back

I am attempting to install a new version of Calibre, a free reader. I must also note that the current version that is installed (2.70) cannot be uninstalled because there is no entry in Windows ...
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ACPIDriver.exe for Lenovo won't open

I got a Lenovo y50-70 and I want to install their power management application. I download the .exe from their website which doesn't do anything. The icon appears in the taskbar for half a second ...
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Why are all my Windows MSI installs failing?

I just can't seem to install anything new on my PC as everything is failing with errors. Currently on Windows 10 with latest updates. As an example, when I try to update iTunes: I've also generated ...
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Decompile from .msi

I have an MSI file that was created from an ASP.NET MVC setup project. I want to be able to see if a specific C# change made it into that MSI file. I used 7-zip to extract the contents, but the only ....
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Every time I run Excel 2010, Windows Installer tries to configure it

Recently, after a pushed update from Microsoft (using Windows 10 and Office 2010), I began having a problem. Every time I ran Excel I would get this message: A few moments later, it changed to this: ...
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Bootstrapper dictate where to install third-party .MSI

My web application requires Imagick. I want to be able to wrap my .MSI and Imagick's .MSI together. I can do this, but I want to silently install it and dictate where the files will be installed. How ...
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Random popups from Outlook 2007 trying to installing from “a network resource that is unavailable”

Ever since I received the Windows 10 Anniversary update a few days ago, I get a frequent popup stating "Please wait while Windows configures Microsoft Office Outlook MUI (English) 2007". Immediately ...
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Uninstalling product from an elevated process using msiexec

I am trying to use msiexec /X $GUID to remove a product from a machine (I believe that the product's install scope was set to perUser, but gets installed to Program Files). The problem is that ...
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The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed in a TFS post-build script

We have installed a TFS Build Agent on Windows 2012. In a post-build script we are packing a setup using WIX. But we get the following error, when light.exe : error LGHT0217: Error executing ICE ...
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Cannot install Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Installer Projects Extension

I would like to create installers for some of my software packages, so I am attempting to use the Visual Studio Add-On known as Microsoft Visual Studio 2015 Installer Projects Extension. However, I am ...
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VMware missing msi while installing

Whenever I try to install VMware Workstation on my Windows 7 machine, "The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable." message pops up, requesting a "vmware_1424719112"...
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How to find out what the Windows installer is waiting for?

I've been staring at this window for the past two hours: How can I find out what's stopping the MSI from continuing? It's probably waiting for some mutex, or failing to obtain a lock on a file, or ...
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What is the servicing stack and how does it work?

In Windows, there's something called the servicing stack which seems to fulfill the role of a package manager. I don't understand it very well, only that it seems that Component-Based Servicing (CBS), ...
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What happens during “Computing space requirements”?

Nearly every setup I know shows something like this at the beginning: There is a text saying: "Computing space requirement" This sometimes runs just a few seconds and sometimes significant ...
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Re-Install Windows 7 with bitlocker on hard-drive

I have laptop with WIN 7 Enterprise and installed bitlocker. Now I want to re-install win 7. It's possible or disc will not allowed me to install new copy of win7? If I can't, can I somehow remove ...
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Getting rid of Edge, its accumulated temporary internet files, and related issues

I used the Winaero macro to disable Edge. Then I painstakingly deleted the Microsoft.Microsoft Edge folders in both AppData and Packages. But the program still exists, and it still accumulates ...
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MSI LaunchCondition fails for .Net Framework 4.5.1

Currently I have the problem, that running a setup fails at executing / proofing the LaunchCondition for .Net Framework 4.5.1. But the .net framework is installed correctly and other applications are ...
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Windows Installation Files from Root, BCD Error Fix?

I have a situation where I need to take the installation files of Windows 10 off the root of the flash drive and inside a new directory called windows10x64. Old Directory of BCD: /boot/BCD New ...
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Can I inspect a Windows installer (cab/msi/exe) to see what changes it plans to make to my system? [duplicate]

Clearly most installers do more than unpack files. Is there a file in there somewhere that lists planned actions?
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How can TortoiseSVN be installed from msiexec.exe command line and include command utilities?

I need to create a command line that will install TortoiseSVN and include the Subversion command line utilities. What options on the msiexec.exe command line would tell the installer to include the ...
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“Installation directory must be on a local drive” msi install error

Some of our users in our organization has started to report a strange error when installing our product (product details redacted from the screenshot): The original error message in English is "...
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What does .WW stand for in Microsoft installer files/folders?

What does ww stand for in terms of microsoft installers? At the root of their office product for example, there are folders like proplus.ww and proplus.en-us each of which contain various .exe and ....
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How to Monitor network calls by exes installed on Computer

I want to Monitor websites getting connected by exes installed on my system. I suspect one of the exes I've installed is remotely connecting to some spammy website to send information secretly. Rather ...
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how to get from a .exe (executable file) the version, author, publisher etc and other meta data without running the .exe

How do I find out details of a .exe file - e.g. Software Author, Vendor, Date, Version etc? When I right click on the file and select properties, I don't get this information. However, if I upload ...
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How to convert a EXE to MSI?

How can I convert a .EXE installer to a .MSI package? The goal is to deploy the software via a GPO Policy.
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Flash player installation issue

I just downloaded the latest version of adobe flash player from the site https://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/! but,now when I double click on the installed file named "flashplayer21_ga_install.exe" ...
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Windows 7 Installer Freezes

I just purchased a new pc and hdd. I can get into the bios and set the boot order of my devices. When I run my Windows 7 installation disc, the computer reads windows files fine and gets to the ...
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How to always trust software during install?

I am installing a program, and I keep getting this prompt: Would you like to install this device software? Name: Juno LTD. Jungo Connectivity Publisher: Atmel Norway [✓] Always trust software from "...
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script test if sccm is currently installing software

Have a script that reboots a large number of computers every 2 hours when no user is logged on. The script sleeps a random time up to 1 hour 59 minutes after being started before testing if a user is ...
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Uninstall does not remove registy entries

I have created two MSIs(mypkg1.0.0 & mypkg2.0.0) with different product codes and versions. The two MSIs are creating below registry entries respectively during installation. The component codes ...
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Explain “Please wait while Windows configures…”?

I have installed a plug-in to a program on Windows 7. However when I start the program I get a progress window saying "Please wait while Windows configures Plugin". What is going on here? It seems ...
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Has Windows Installer CleanUp Utility messed up my Windows?

I ran an installer that provides a plug-in, PluginA, to the program "ArcMap.exe". Later I tried to remove this program but this did not work. The problem seems to be a bug in the plug-in installer. ...