Windows Installer (which was previously named Microsoft Installer) is a component of modern Microsoft Windows systems used for the installation, maintenance, and removal of software. It is a competitor to other, 3rd party installation software, such as Install Shield.

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Install Error: Could not access VBScript run time for custom action

I'm trying to install a package on a Windows 2008 server. The package is refusing to install. I have run the install with the following command line switched to get a log file: /lxv InstallLog.txt ...
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Installing Windows XP instead of Ubuntu

I am trying to install Windows XP on a machine which at present has Ubuntu. I want the installer to format the disk and remove Ubuntu. The Windows installer starts, but when it gets to the screen ...
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Advantages of using .msi files?

What are the advantages of using .msi files over regular setup.exe files? I have the impression that deployment is easier on machines where users have few permissions, but not sure about the ...
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Elevating Windows installer in Vista

Vista requires elevated rights for installers which install drivers or other system items. Pointsec has one of these installers with the problem that the installer itself does not request elevation so ...
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How can I add Windows service packs and updates to my Windows XP/Vista install cd/dvd?

When I install Windows, the first thing I need to do is install the latest service packs and updates. Can I bake this into the install cd?
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Microsoft Office updates fail to install

I have one computer (Windows XP) which is updating via update services. Most updates are installing successfully, however updates to MS Office are failing to install. Windows updates then pops up ...