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06-Mar-2010, 01:03 PM #1
Solved: windows installer box keeps popping up
On a windows xp system, the windows installer dialog box "preparing to install" keeps occuring for no reason. It is annoying and slowing everything down. It sometimes goes away when I left click, sometimes not. What can I do?
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06-Mar-2010, 03:37 PM #2
Hi and welcome

Does it pop up when you click on something? when opening something? or does it just pop up randomly?
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07-Mar-2010, 11:04 AM #3
it comes on as soon as i open anything, and also randomly
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07-Mar-2010, 11:25 AM #4
There are 12 different solutions here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555175

Try one at a time and let us know if any of these help.
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16-Mar-2010, 11:02 AM #5
Thanks cheeseball81 for your suggestions, most of which I tried without result. The installer dialog box has mysteriously disappeared the way it came-mostly. Now it just just flashes on and off at times and is tolerable. Again thanks for your help. Valborg
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17-Mar-2010, 01:41 AM #7
An unexpected plus for you, Cheeseball--the first method just fixed mine.
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17-Mar-2010, 09:03 AM #8
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