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Windows Installer Service

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by JHY-IC, Nov 11, 2006.

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  1. JHY-IC

    JHY-IC Thread Starter

    Feb 9, 2005
    I have to always restart the Windows Installer Service before installing any software. It is set in services.msc to automatically start.

    This is the path as displayed in 'services.msc:'

    C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe /V

    Startup Type: Automatic

    I will restart the service, install some software and have to restart the service because it stops on it's own.

    Anyone know how to keep this service from being disabled? What could be disabiling this service?


  2. Rollin' Rog

    Rollin' Rog

    Dec 9, 2000
    Once the install has been completed the Windows Installer Service (msiexec) should stop -- it is normally set not to "automatic" startup -- but to "manual" and should start without action on your part when the setup program calls for it.
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