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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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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. ...
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WiX installer fails with Error 0x80070570: Failed to extract all files from container, erf: 1:4:0

I have created an MSI installer bootstrapper (so .exe) with WiX, it works on my computer (Windows 7) but when executed on another Windows 7 computer it fails with: [1688:1078][2016-01-11T02:21:25]...
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Windows installer, check existence of package

Using windows, I can uninstall software via script/command line as follows: msiexec /x {00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000} Is there a method to just test for the existence of the given package, ...
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Where to get Ubuntu Network Installer

I just can't find Ubuntu Network Installer in .msi or .exe format anywhere over the Internet. Where to obtain this Ubuntu Network Installer please? I want to keep my Windows and run Ubuntu alongside.
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Can't do System Restore (failed to extract the file, 0x80070301)

System Restore did not complete successfully. Your computer's system and settings were not changed. Details: System restore failed to extract the file (C:\Windows\Installer) from the restore point....
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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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MSI GS70, Blank or misplaced UI elements after upgraded to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1

I just updated my laptop from Windows 10 (not threshold 2) from Windows 8.1. But I noticed the following ui issues happened on some of the software that I use (Blizzard Battle.net app, Last.fm app, ...
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Change MSI log location to network share for GPO deployments

TLDR: how do I set the equivalent of the /L*V "C:\package.log" msiexec cmdline option in a transforms file? I have an MSI I want to push to several computers in a domain. I'd like to look at the MSI ...
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Windows 10 install hangs with blue logo

I'm trying to do a clean install from a Microsoft Windows 10 DVD. The blue windows logo appears on black background, and it remains there. Nothing else happens. What can I do to fix this? Motherboard:...
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How can I see which programs were ran by the user?

Programs & Features (or even better Nirsoft's MyUninstaller) tell me the program installed, and I can accessed some cached installation data, but is there a way to get a log of the executables ...
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Installing GitHub for WIndows to non C:\ drive

Due to a smallish SSD C:\, I'd like to install GitHub Desktop for Windows to my D: or F: drive. GitHub supports says: The ClickOnce installer we use only installs on a per-user basis to %...
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How do I resolve the installer error “The configuration data for this product is corrupt.”

The story goes something like this... A laptop is brought to me with VPN problems. Some techs already tried some things so not sure how it started but when I run the installer to do anything, repair, ...
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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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Downloaded installer won't run in Windows 7

This is a common problem I've had on multiple computers in the past. Currently it is happening often on one computer at work. I'll download an installer for a program from the web (typically using ...
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Can I install Windows 10 Home using the Pro DVD?

I have the ISO of Windows 10 Pro downloaded with the Media Creation Tool. Is it possible to use this ISO to install the Home edition of Windows 10? If it is possible, are they any extra hoops I need ...
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Mobo won't recognize 800 MHZ RAM?

My mobo, a decade-old MSI P965 Neo, will accept at most 4 slots of 2GB DDR2 DIMMs at 800 MHZ. I recently purchased 2 x 2 GB DIMMs at 800 MHZ to replace the 400 MHZ DIMMs that were onboard. ...
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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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Window 7: Windows Installer always Crashes

Recently everytime i wanted to install a program that uses Windows default installer, the installation process will just crash. Here is a log of it: https://drive.google.com/file/d/...
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Set Default Windows Installer Disk [duplicate]

I was wondering if it was possible to set the default disk to be used my MSIs, E.G. Install to D:\Program Files by default rather than C:\Program Files, and, if it is possible, how to do so. Thanks!
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What might cause a phantom instance of msiexec.exe?

I've seen a strange occurrence on our MDaemon email server. A windows installation dialog box appears and dismisses itself at regular intervals. I have looked at some articles on repairing msiexec but ...
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Windows 7 Install Loop

I have recently wiped my computer of Ubuntu and freshly installed Windows 7. It didnt have any of its drivers upon installation, so I got as many of those installed as I could. After installing AMD ...
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WIX: Run batch file based on checkbox value with admin right

I created a installer using WIX. However, after installing the software, I have a checkbox asking the user whether to run a batch file or not. If the user check the checkbox, the batch file will run. ...
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Disable Adobe Sign-in - Acrobat DC

I've packaged an install for Acrobat DC using the Creative Cloud Packager, everything installs correctly but during testing I noticed that every time I launch Acrobat DC or open a PDF a window will ...
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Does msiexec have a builtin timeout?

If a program has problems during an install/uninstall/repair in windows, leaving it stuck during a particular operation, does msiexec.exe eventually die based on a built-in timeout? Does it output a ...
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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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Why don't any MSI (Windows Installer) installers work?

For quite some time already, I have not been able to install any applications that in any way use the Windows Installer (aka msiexec) which is most of the apps out there. I am not talking about some ...
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Group Policy install software PER USER

Need to deploy an MSI file with Group Policy. No other software deployment options are available, so no SCCM, etc. Here is what I need: 1. Software must be deployed PER USER. 2. Software must auto-...
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Windows Vista boot time nonstop disk I/O … goes away after long delay

I have a Dell Laptop running Vista. 4Gb RAM, 500Mb HD, CD player. On booting, it takes forever (20-30 minutes) to come to a usable state. (This makes it laughably useless as a portable device). ...
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Do application installers set folder permissions? Or is it up to Windows?

Before anyone asks, yes I'm still running Photoshop CS2, it does the job ;-) I installed Photoshop CS2 as Administrator. I then copied some plug-ins into Photoshop's plug-ins folder. I did not get ...
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Resolution issue on MS-1013 running XP

I have an old laptopt (MSI MS-1013), its screen's back-light died before I got it, so I have to use an external screen. I installed Lubuntu on it last year and never turned it on again. Today I ...
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Install pgAdmin III on Windows 7 without administrator rights

I'm trying to install pgAdmin III, using the v1.20.0 package from pgadmin.org. I found a few sources that suggest I should be able to install it for the current user only without having to provide the ...
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How to clean reinstall Win 7 without Install disc

I want to reinstall one really old Windows 7 Home Prem. It was installed in laptop yet by seller. I searched and found just option Choosing an advanced recovery method->Return your computer to the ...
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VMware Workstation 10.0.5 MSI failed

I am upgrading to VMware Workstation 10.0.5 from 10.0.4. The upgrade process has removed 10.0.4, however when trying to install 10.0.5, I get an error: The MSI 'C:\Users\Ethan\AppData\Local\Temp\...
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Win8 downgrade - Windows 7 installation “Driver not found” [duplicate]

I have an Asus R500VD laptop which came with the preinstalled Windows 8. As actually this computer will be used by my grandmother (and she's only using win 7) I'd like to downgrade it. Thanks to ...
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Error writing to file C:\Config.Msi\…" Windows 7 install of Vagrant 1.7.1 or 1.6.5

On Windows 7 while installing Vagrant 1.7.1 from the msi file, I get the error: "Error writing to file C:\Config.Msi..." I read a few suggestions for this general kind of issue and tried: re-...
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How to bootstrap Windows 8 install to a USB drive? (or reset BIOS password for a Gateway ne56r41u)

I have to reinstall Windows 8 onto a drive for a laptop, however the user has set a BIOS password and cannot remember the password, neither can I find a way to reset this UEFI password. Consequently ...
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Windows Installed Updates - Remove grouping by program [duplicate]

Background In Control Panel > Programs > Programs and Features > Installed Updates one can view all updates, sorting them by date installed. However, these updates are grouped by program before being ...
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Windows install on GPT with multiple drives

I've got quite an interesting system configuration here, and I would like to install Windows 10 preview on it. I have 3 drives, out of which one is a SSD. They all have a GPT table. Drive 0 (the ssd) ...
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Using msiexec to uninstall programs

I have found a batch file that removes a lot of bloatware etc. Example: start /wait MsiExec.exe /I{DB731A07-34DE-4BE0-AE94-45C83E28A56C} /quiet I guess the {DB731A07-34DE-4BE0-AE94-45C83E28A56C} ...
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Direct X setup installation error

Every time I try to install any directX i get the same error "please refer to DXerror.log and Directx.log in your Windows folder to determine problem." I dont have that 2 files anywhere in my system. ...
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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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Software wont deploy, but GPO gets applied and MSI is installable manually

DC: WinServer2012, Client: XP Hi there, i have a problem getting a GPO install to work. I created a MSI thats hosted in a network share: \\server\Deployment\xxx\xxx.msi when i log on to a computer ...
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What does the Repair tool do in Programs and Features?

I've noticed that some of the issues our users have within a third-party application, Microsoft Office 2010 for example, can often be resolved by running the Repair tool within Programs and Features. ...
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MsiExec uninstall issue

When performing a silent uninstallation of an msi package, is there any way to bypass this kind of dialog? I've tried with the /Passive and /Quiet parameter, but it does not take any effect. If this ...
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Having to 'take ownership' of temp install files to install anything

For quite a while I have had problems installing files now. Every time they try to install with files stored in appdata the installer will not have permission to read or write the file in appdata even ...
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Error when trying to uninstall BurnAware from the Control Panel

I want to uninstall BurnAware so I go to the Control Panel -> Programs and Features and double-click on the entry for BurnAware but I get the following error: How can I uninstall it?
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Automatically select features for silent MSI install

I have an InstallShield .exe that 'wraps' an MSI installer. I can pass arguments to the MSI installer like this: /v"..." For example, to do a silent install: p4inst64.exe /S /v"/qn". The MSI ...
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Install MSI package for non-admin users

we have requirement to create a MSI package to run on non-admin users machine. i have created msi package using wixedit tool and works perfectly for Admin users and not for non-admin users. is there ...
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What happens when advertising an MSI of a currently running application?

I'm currently trying to design a service that monitors and downloads update MSIs. The service will run under a built-in account with elevated privileges (e.g. SYSTEM), and will download and advertise ...
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Windows Installer fails to install MSI file

I am trying to install an MSI file on Windows 7, and I am getting the error message "There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as ...