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A problem with windows installer service. I can't install/uninstall certain programs.

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by St!nkf!nger, Aug 2, 2009.

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    I'm trying to upgrade Google Earth. So I download the installer, but when it tries to install it fails. So I tried to uninstall GE. I get this system message:

    The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running windows in safe mode, or if the windows installer is not correctly installed.

    I'm not running safe mode and going in and manually starting the service has no effect.

    I tried uninstalling another program just to see if it worked and it did.

    I found some articles telling me that I need to use the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility, however, when I go to install it I get the same message as above.

    I just installed software last week on this machine and it worked fine, it just seems that it's being picky on what it wants to install/uninstall. Any ideas?
     
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    No ideas?
     
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