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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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Windows 8 installer folder grows exponentially [duplicate]

I have Windows 8 x64 on my laptop. It is a while since its /windows/installer folder are growing! Right now it reaches to 160GB! I checked its content and it filled with .msp files with same size and ...
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How do I install a Java Desktop App and A Tomcat Web App with one installer using Advanced Installer

I have a Java desktop application and a web application using JSPs with an Apache web server. I want to create a single installer using Advanced Installer 10.8. How do I do this?
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How to know the path of the MSI or EXE from which a software program was installed

There have been times when I have forgotten the MSI or EXE I installed a software from and I need the file path of the installer to use it elsewhere. Is it possible to know the MSI or EXE from which a ...
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Windows 7 Install wizard windows extra big — buttons off-screen?

I have a legit copy of Windows 7 with valid license from Microsoft. There is something wrong with the installation wizard; the windows sometimes appear with super large fonts, or bigger graphics etc.,...
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Is it possible to get the installation directory from .msi fles?

I would like to know what are the directories the files within a .msi package will be installed to. For example, if I run the file x.msi, it will likely install its files in C:\Program Files\Program X....
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Cannot uninstall, install or repair Visual Studio 2012 & 2013

I have Visual Studio 2010, 2012 and 2013 installed, I want to uninstall 2013 however both 2012 & 2013 have gotten corrupted. However, when I run the install files the installation just hangs. ...
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Easiest way to automating updating msi files for deployment? [closed]

Recently, I was assigned to find a method to automate our updating of .msi files (firefox, adobe reader, etc..) that we use for deployment. What is the best method automating this process? Is there a ...
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Impossible to uninstall outlook addin multiuser x64

I'm having trouble with my outlook addin x64 for multi user. The installation process works fine, and the addin works correctly, but when I try to uninstall it, I got those three messages box : (...
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msiexec opening by itself

I just got an issue with msiexec since three days, I don't know why it does that but it just opens a popup that list the available msiexec commands. It does that each 6 hours, something like that. I ...
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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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windows 8 installation blacked my laptop screen

I have installed windows 8 on my Asus K43S using a USB drive. Previous OS was preinstalled win 7 by asus. The installation (customised installation) went well where i chose to format my previous ...
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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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Numerous errors when initializing stuff, explorer.exe's Server execution failed" error, and more - advice needed

Recently I've started experiencing a very bad OS behavior: Something is messed up with the windows' queue managing or communication, here is what I'm experiencing: opening a link to a folder -> ...
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Re-using MST files with later MSI files

If I have a MSI that is version 1.0 of a product and I have created an MST for it (with some customizations), then version 2.0 of the MSI comes out, can I reuse the MST file that I can created for ...
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Repairing Windows Installer on Windows 7

I have the VMWare MSI '' failed issue. Unfortunately this question does not have an answer yet. I'm stuck at step 4 of the official VMWare troubleshouting website regarding this issue Basically it ...
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Can't install LibreOffice on Windows 7

I've just downloaded LibreOffice 4.1.3 (twice) on a newly refurbished Windows 7 Thinkpad. When I click the .msi to install, I get "This installation package could not be opened. Contact the ...
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Cannot install Windows Installer package on Windows XP Mode

Whenever I try to install a particular MSI from Windows XP Mode located on my local hard drive, it fails with the following error: Why is this error occurring and how can I prevent it?
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Error 2738 could not access VBScript run time for custom action [closed]

If you recently removed McAfee antivirus from your laptop machine and after that you started to face this error message "Error 2738 could not access VBScript run time for custom action" each time you ...
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VMware tools installer error on Windows 2000 guest: “Setup was unable to upgrade the Windows Installer.”

I am trying to install VMware tools on a Windows 2000 Guest machine. However, when I run the setup, I get the following error: Setup was unable to upgrade the Windows Installer. I am using VMware ...
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Windows update is installed, but not installed

Once upon a time there was a fully functional Windows 7 x64-aware computer, later, dark lord Microsoft released Security update KB2859537 and computer was unable to run most of applications. And ...
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Need to script the installation of some MSIs and a few registry edits

I'm periodically required to update a whole bunch of browser plugins and other programs. I figured I might as well automate the process with a batch script. I found the MSI's for Reader, Java, Flash, ...
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How do I get rid of this Windows Installer error?

After upgrading Windows Installer version from 3.0 to 3.1 on Windows XP Pro SP2, and then installing SP3 for XP (which includes Windows Installer 4.5) I started having these errors. When I log on to ...
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Error installing Python 3.3.2 64-bit in Windows 7

Today I tried installing Python 3.3.2 64-bit on my Toshiba Satellite L755 laptop, and I get the error from the image below, and I don't know how to get around it. I tried restarting Windows in safe ...
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Possible to add “conflicting” Drivers to Windows 7 Installer?

Is it possible (and smart) to include all bunch of diffrent drivers to a Windows 7 installer so Windows could theoretically install all needed drivers during the Windows installation? Meaning can I ...
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How to make Office Home and Business 2013 Click-to-run work with Google Apps Sync

I'm a big fan of the Stack Exchange community and this is my first question, hope it is appropriate to ask it here. I've bought four retail boxes of Office Home and Business 2013, just to find out ...
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Stop .exe in command window from restarting computer after uninstall

I am uninstalling a Cisco Agent Desktop maintenance update from several thousand client machines and I'm unable to stop it from restarting. An MSI file is calling an srRollbackRepair.exe file that ...
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SQL Server Express “hangs”, on startup

I recently installed SQL Server 2012 "Express", and, also, Visual Studio 2012. I was working with it, and all worked ok. At some point, a few hours ago, SQL Server Express, however, started "hanging"...
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Unable to execute program from installer

I created an application (exe file) and in order to deploy it I am using two ways: Using zip file: I zipped the entire contents including executable. This method works and the end user is able ...
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Installers are not working anymore

Recently I re-installed my Windows 7 Home 32 bit. At a moment I realized that almost no installer is working. For example this installer from Microsoft web site: http://content.systemrequirementslab....
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Visual Studio 2010 installer ignores ProgramFiles environment variables

I am installing Visual Studio 2010 and am wondering why the installer doesn't respect environment variables. ProgramFiles and related variables are configured for the D drive. PS Env:\> dir ...
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Log of installations in XP?

Does XP keep a log of application installations with version numbers of the installations? I would like to know when MSI based installations took place and what versions were installed.
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How to make an app available for other users after installation?

I hope there is a way to do this, Let me explain it: When you install a software on Windows, you are asked to do it for everyone or just for the current user. Well, I made a mistake, I installed it ...
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How to find out which installer package a given exe/dll belongs to

I would like to know what MSI installed a given dll or exe on my system. I know that Windows fixes deleted files if they belong to an installed package. Can I query that information without actually ...
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Why are some installers insisting on using IE? [closed]

When you install some software, there is sometimes a link you can click on that takes you to the developers website, and some installers will persistently open this link in IE, even when it's not the ...
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Unable to install programs on windows 8

I have various programs installed on win8 that when I try to install run windows installer and it failes with some strange error about not being able to access C:\WINDOWS\Installer\...
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How to skip installing extra software during the installation by using batch script

I am trying to remotely install software by using a batch file and psexec. During the installation process it asks me to install extra software which I don't need. If I don't install this extra ...
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DuplicateFile table ignored during MSI execution

I have built an MSI in Installshield and I wish to copy some files from one location to another as part of the installation process. As the files I want copied on the target machine are files being ...
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Difficulty installing cx_Freeze for Python 3.3

I'm trying to install cx_Freeze for Windows 64bit and Python 3.3, but when I get to this page in the Windows installer, it can't find my Python and if I type in the directory it's intalled in it can'...
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How to specify the target directory for LibreOffice 4.0.2.2 .msi file?

How can I specify the target directory for the LibreOffice 4.0.2.2 .msi installation? The .msi file is here: http://downloadarchive.documentfoundation.org/libreoffice/old/4.0.2.2/win/x86/...
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MSI.EXEC on remote machine using PowerShell 2.0

Hi I have a MSI package on Server1 and want to install on Server2 .And MSI package is on Server1. Can any help in setting the remote file path of the Installer. Invoke-Command -ScriptBlock {Start-...
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Find the software that create a folder

Every 5 seconds, a new folder with the name MSI*.tmp is created at my c:. 1 seconde before, this folder is deleted. How can I know who is creating this folder. Can it be a virus?
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Installer runs and fails at startup

Whenever I reboot my Windows 7 computer, the systems tries to install an update to HP Photosmart Essentials. This window pops up: After a few seconds, it is replaced by this: If I press "OK", the ...
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How to get the information about installer version of executable?

I have such a question: lets assume I downloaded an executable program, for example: Opera.exe or OpenOffice.org or SomeWifiDriver.msi. I found out that any program can be created mostly with such ...
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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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How can I install Windows without uninstalling existing Linux?

I installed Lubuntu 12.10 on a single drive. How can I install XP without uninstalling Lubuntu 12.10?
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When setup is removed from windows installer cache?

I observe strange behavior on several notebooks. All of them have application installed as an MSI package, through GPO deployment, from the network share. But when this network share is inaccessible, ...
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MSI: Invalid SQL-Syntax

does anyone use "Exe to msi Converter free" from http://www.qwertylab.com/FreeTools.aspx? I evaluate this tool at the moment. Basically it creates a MSI Wrapper for EXE-Setups passing the Parameter ...
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From where MS Installer checks the need of a reboot?

Actually the question'd arised when I was trying to install TMG (Thread Management Gateway) services which I think is irrelevant to TMG. Here is the story: I started the installer. After ...
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Add/Remove programs: what happens when an app installs incorrectly?

I'm a developer, and the installshields I create deploy 'debugsupport.msi', which is the visual studio 2010 debug support executable. However, when I attempt to run it, it says it's already installed ...
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VS2010 Professional Installation

When I tried to install VS2010 from the DVD drive, I get error "Visual 2010 Professional Error right at beginning of Install - MSI returned error code 1612" The log file is copied to this link What ...