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Windows Installer Error has been comming up as of Recent when go to Install a few programs. I'm not to sure as to why this is happening and what is causing it. Any info in the right direction would be appreciated. Iv'e included a Capture of the Error Message

Intel P4 D845WN Mobo
Intel P4 1.5 CPU
640 SDRAM
Windows XP Home Edition
 

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Windows Installer 2.0 has been updated with Service Pack 1 .

Have you upgraded to SP1 yet??
 

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Yes I have had SP1 installed on my system for quite a long time.
 
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This is the only page I can find so far with regards to Windows Installer errors.

Unfortunately, it does not explain to well how to fix it.

http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/d...si/setup/windows_installer_error_messages.asp

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UPDATE:

This is most likely your fix:

RESOLUTION
To resolve this behavior, follow these steps.

WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and click the following registry key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIServer

In the right pane of the Registry Editor window, double-click ImagePath.
In the Edit String dialog box that appears, make sure that the string in the Value data box contains the correct path to the Msiexec.exe file. The following is the correct path, where C is the drive in which Windows is installed:
C:\Windows\System32\msiexec.exe /V

Click Exit on the File menu to quit Registry Editor.
Start your computer in Safe mode, and then register the Msiexec.exe file. To do so:
Shut down your computer, and then restart your computer.
After the Power On Self Test (POST), press the F8 key.
On the Windows Advanced Option menu, use the ARROW keys to select Safe Mode, and then press ENTER.
When you are prompted to select the operating system to start, select Microsoft Windows XP edition (where edition is the edition of Windows XP that is installed), and then press ENTER.
Log on to the computer.
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type the following line, and then click OK:
msiexec /regserver

Shut down your computer, and then restart your computer normally.


GOOD LUCK
 
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I have had something similiar happen to me in Windows 2000; might work for XP.

Use Run: msiexec \unregister
msiexec \regserver

All installation worked after that.
 
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