My windows installer will not function for some programs.

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The following article provides two methods for fixing problems with the Windows Installer service:

  • Method 1: Reregister Windows Installer
  • Method 2: Reinstall Windows Installer


Answered 11/20/2012 by: bkelly
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Confusing Question:

Windows Installer: some badly packaged applications corrupt windows installer (Msiexec.exe) registrations, most of the times, re registering the msiexec.exe and msi.dll will resolve the issue (regsvr32.exe /s msiexec.exe, regsvr32.exe /s msi.dll)

Windows Installer pacakge (MSI): use the command Msiexec.exe <ProductCode/path to msi> /fauvs /qb

Answered 11/21/2012 by: vinodmukka
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  • Hi,For registering the exe file we should use regserver :) e.g msiexec.exe /regserver
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