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Windows Installer 4.5 will not install over version 3.1

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by DavePA, Jun 18, 2011.

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  1. DavePA

    DavePA Thread Starter

    Jun 18, 2011
    I recently purchased software that requires that various Microsoft components be installed, including Microsoft Installer (MSI) version 4.5. I have tried to download the MSI 4.5 (WindowsXP-KB942288-v3-x86.exe file) from Microsoft website but it will not install and leaves me with my current MSI version 3.1. During install of MSI 4.5 I get an "access denied" error, then computer undoes the changes and restarts leaving me with the MSI 3.1.

    What would cause my system to not allow for the MSI 4.5 version to replace the 3.1, This is leaving me unable to install my recent software purchase.

    I have Windows XP SP3/32 bit.
    Thank you for your courtesies in helping me.
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