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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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How to add prerequisites to a CAB archive or folder in Advanced Installer

I've added DirectX to my installation program, but this installation consists of a lot of files. How can I add them to a CAB archive? Or is there a way to add them to a folder?
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Windows Installer Service could not be accessed

Whenever I try to install a program I get the following error: The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact ...
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How can I install Windows Installer 3.0 on a Windows Web Server 2008 machine?

I need to install Windows Installer 3.0 on a machine running Windows Web Server 2008 R2. When I try the redistributable, it says that there isn't enough space available to complete the operation. I've ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Used my Win 10 USB to reinstall for family found my key embedded when using produkey

I have a couple family members with busted computers. Windows 10's "reset this PC" from recovery environment was a no go. I pulled out a windows 10 USB i made many moons ago with the media creation ...
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How to debug why another vendor's MSI installer runs spontaneously?

Problem: When some people run my app the MSI-based installer for some other program will spontaneously start to run and try to reinstall itself. How can I determine precisely what the reason for the ...
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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 do I stop a systemic “Error 1310. Error writing to file: C:\Config.Msi\*rbf.”?

Whenever I try to install or uninstall an MSI program on my parents' computer, it fails with the message, "Error 1310. Error writing to file: C:\Config.Msi*rbf. Verify that you have access to that ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...