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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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recompile an msi with silent switch

all i need is to add a silent switch to an msi and recompile it as an msi or exe. I have the MSI SDK but admittedly i'm over my head with this sort of scripting and don't know where to begin
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What to consider when manually removing a MSI installation?

I'm dealing with a failing uninstall/upgrade of a very old MSI installation. So my intention was to manually remove the old installation by some kind of removal tool, preferable written in dotnet. ...
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Find out which MSI created registry key

How can I find out which MSI created given registry key?
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Windows Server 2012 - Windows Installer running, TFS cannot be installed

There are already a few related questions - but unfortunately, I cannot make comments, so I have to create a new question. So, first ... the related questions / answers are: Another installation is ...
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Install Google hangout plugin for every user

I have conference rooms that are used for teleconferencing, but every time a new person logs into the room's computer they have to install the Google Voice and Video Chat plugin. Also since we re-...
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How to cause all workstations in network to install MSI package?

I have remote access to a Windows Small Business Server 2008 machine. There are about 5 workstations connected to this network. How can I make every workstation install an .msi package without having ...
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Do I Really Need all these Java Versions?

I am not sure how it happened, but when running the Control Panel to Install/Uninstall/Change application software on my Windows 7 (Home edition) system, I find several versions of Java installed. I ...
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How to make Windows XP USB flash install media under Linux? [duplicate]

I have: ISO image of Windows XP install media 4 GB USB flash drive no CD/DVD drive Linux (Linux Mint 14) installed Note: WinToFlash is for Windows OS. UNetBootIn doesn't work unless you've tried. ...
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How do I change the MSI Cache location in Windows 7?

On my Windows 7 x64 machine, I'd like to move the cached MSI files from C:\Windows\Installer (which is on my SSD) to a directory on my regular hard drive. (L:) How can I accomplish this ?
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Send multiple parameters to msiexec when installing MSP patch?

I am trying to run an MSP silently and also without rebooting. I have: msiexec /p "mypatch.msp" /s/v/qn which basically means run the patch silently / no interaction. The /v I believe is supposed to ...
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Multiple boot windows 8, windows 7 and backtrack

windows 7 is installed on my laptop now (hp pavilion i7 64 bit). I want to install windows 8, windows 7 and Linux backtrack. What is the best order of installation to get multiple boot.
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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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Creating Script Wrapper for SCCM

How can I create a script wrapper for uninstalling the bellow string asuming that I have the uninst_setup.iss file saved on desktop? C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4D9CA1B8-...
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add Custom Prerequisite or script to add in installer to detect it

I have a wpf application which needs to be deployed at clients system. It has access database as back-end now at time of installation I need to check if the user has office installed in its system ...
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NVCPL.DLL in RunDLL can't be initiated on startup

I got a new computer and installed Windows 8. But everytime I start up I get this message: (Couldn't post the images because of my low reputation. But here is what they said) Was in Swedish, ...
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Install windows 8 on the same machine twice

Recently I bought and installed Windows 8 Professional. Some time later I bought an SSD drive and cloned the original disk (with Windows 8 on it) to the new one. Now I have problems with it, since I ...
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Modified .cab file causes installer to throw error 1334

I had an old version of Toshiba Bluetooth stacks for Windows for non-Toshiba hardware, and I needed to update it. The new versions of this software will only support Toshiba hardware unless device ...
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Cannot remove or replace the JRE

About a month ago I attempted to remove a vulnerable version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). Unfortunately, I didn't know there was another user logged in at the time. This caused the ...
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How can one create a batch file to silent unistall a not MSI string

Can someone please help on how to create a batch file that can silent unistall the below string without user interaction. "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information{4D9CA1B8-5FF5-47A7-...
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How I can create a batch file to silent install an MSI program without 1 component?

How can one create a batch file to silently install an MSI program without 1 component?
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PDF browser Plugin for IE 8/9. No File association. MSI exec

I work in a an office of 50 desktops that are going to be replaced with thinclients. As we are rolling out these Win 7 Embedded machines, we notice that a handful of websites require the use of a PDF ...
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DLL could not be run for MSI installers

I'm guessing its a problem with Windows Installer. I've tried restarting the service but to no effect. I'm not able to install anything that ends with .msi. Sometimes I get such an error message: ...
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Delete orphaned msi files

I have a computer with 50GB of hard drive and it is almost full (I won't get an upgrade for C because is the company computer) I just check and the C:\Windows\Installer directory is eating more of ...
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MSI installer: Run in English instead of the system language

How can I make an MSI installer run in English? I'm trying to install LibreOffice on a machine running a Korean version of Windows XP. I don't know Korean. I haven't used Windows with any frequency ...
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What is major difference between MSI and EXE installation files?

We certainly see that some of .exe file to be executed, but what is the different functionality of the MSI files?
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How do I fix error 1303 during TI Connect install?

I recently purchased a TI-84 Plus graphing calculator, and I'm trying install the TI Connect software in order to connect the calculator to my computer via the USB cable. Unfortunately, I'm getting ...
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Cannot install anything on Vista Home Premium 32-bit with SP-2, Will I be able to upgrade to Windows 7

I can not install important updates. Anything I download will not install. Error message is that Windows Installer Services cannot be accessed. This can occur if installer is not correctly ...
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installer like Wubi for windows 8

I want to install windows 8 on my windows 7 machine but the problem is I can't make a new partition because there is a limit of 4 partitions at the most which I can't cross. To install windows 8 I ...
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Is it safe (or advisable) to compress Windows Installer folder via NTFS compression?

The title pretty much explains the question. Aside from the obvious (speed), is it generally safe or advisable to compress via NTFS compression the C:\Windows\Installer folder given that it's within ...
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Automating MSI Install

I'm trying to automate the install of an MSI file. So far I have the command setup as so: msiexec /i myfile.msi PROPA="ANSWER" PROPB="ANSWER" PROPC="ANSWER" When I look at the resulting dialogs all ...
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Why is windows not able to create a system partition?

I'm reinstalling Windows 7 64 bit, and I encountered an issue I've never seen before. I have a legit copy of Win 64 Professional, and I've installed it probably a half dozen times on this machine in ...
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Why do msi installations use slower drives over faster ones in windows 7?

I have noticed that the slowest drive in my system is used most during an msi installation. I mainly notice this when running windows updates but it seems to be msi installs in general. The setup I ...
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Windows 7 install detects SSD but doesn't list it to install to

I'm having quite a weird problem when trying to install Windows 7 SP1 on a new Corsair Force Series 3 SSD to replace a failing HDD in my wife's laptop. When I boot to Windows install, it shows that I ...
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What are the disadvantages of removing the application directories instead of using uninstallers?

Uninstalling a lot of stuff at the same time takes too long. If I just remove the directory, it will probably leave some registry records and what else?
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Product keeps trying to install on every startup after a fail

Product: Pervasive.SQL V8 Workgroup (v8.6) -- Error 1706.No valid source could be found for product Pervasive.SQL V8 Workgroup (v8.6). The Windows Installer cannot continue. I've looked in the ...
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Windows add\remove programs repair button won't work after temp folder clean

Hi all. I have a problem with windows xp and programs repair. Repair won't work from "click here for support information"->Repair after user temp clean. As you can see on screenshot, windows ...
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Create a .msi from a vm

A few years ago I worked a temp job where they created. msi files using an application that scanned a VMware virtual machine once, you then booted it up installed the thing you wanted and shut it down....
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Group policy install on a per user basis

This is a group policy question for Windows. I have developed an Outlook add-in using VSTO 4.0 in VS 2010. I currently have the issue whereby the add-in can only be installed on a per user basis as ...
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Force removal of semi-existent Office Standard 2010 installation

I had an Office Standard 2010 installation which did not fully un-install at the first attempt. It's still in the list of installed programs, but some of the files and registry records might already ...
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Is there a really-really-really-don't-reboot parameter for msiexec?

The windows installer seems not to feel like uninstalling Office 2010 Professional Plus. Instead, it keeps going into a reboot. Even after starting the process with msiexec /norestart -x. Is it ...
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Extracting msi files using Linux

Related: How to extract files from MSI package? To extract the contents of a MSI installer using Linux, I can either use msiexec with wine or use 7zip. However, the latter does not preserve ...
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Installer can't read the MSI file from Windows Installer folder

I have an MSP (Microsoft Patch) file, which installs some updates. But when I run it, it shows an error message, which says, that it can't read the file from C:\Windows\Installer\SomeFileName.msi. ...
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Patch msp into msi package

The latest update of Windows Live Messenger is an msp added to the package. I want to patch a msp into an msi. Reference download http://wl.dlservice.microsoft.com/download/8/3/D/83D75746-DF04-45E9-...
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How can I check if specific applications are open prior to silently installing a program?

(Sorry in advance if this is a duplicate question. I did search and didn't find anything). Windows XP I want to script an MSI installer to run silently (via msiexec). A prerequisite step is that ...
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What does the MSI property/value “REINSTALL=ALL” do, and why do some patches (MSP's) require it?

What does the MSI property/value "REINSTALL=ALL" do, and why do some patches (MSP's) require it? I understand it from the perspective of its usage with the msiexec /p command, however I don't ...
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java installers and uninstallers return error 1602

I am trying to remove java 6 32 bit and install java 7 64 bit, but after initially having the uninstaller open and execute successfully, asking me to plan a full removal after a reboot, the ...
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Web platform installer fails to start installation

I have just formatted my machine and it is now running Windows 7 Pro (64 bit). I try running the web platform installer from here, and even while as administrator I get a message "This installation ...
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The wifi driver installer doesn't work in windows 7

I've just re-installed windows 7 on my lenovo laptop. When I'm trying to install the wireless driver, I keep getting this error message: The contents of this file cannot be unpacked. The executable ...
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Always prompted to allow windows installer to run when clicking shortcut on start menu

I have an application installed, and when I click on the shortcut to it from the start menu I am first prompted by the MSI installer and a UAC prompt. If the I allow the specified .msi file (C:\...
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MSI UAC always opens behind window

When installing MSI packages, the UAC prompt always appears behind the MSI installer window. This does not happen for any other scenarios (EXE installers, other programs, etc), just MSI packages. ...