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windows installer service

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by Chiz724, Sep 5, 2007.

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  1. Chiz724

    Chiz724 Thread Starter

    Sep 5, 2007
    Whenever I try to install software that requires windows installer service the installation fails.
    I get error message "windows installer service cannot be accessed". I need help on what to do about it. I can't install anything that uses it. I'm running Vista Home Premium on a new Hp Pavillion 9308nr notebook.
  2. mf-tech


    Jun 28, 2006
    Check to see if the windows installer service is running. Right click the 'My Computer' icon and choose 'manage' from the side menu. Once the console window opens, look on the left side and choose 'services' under services and applications. Scroll down the list in the right screen until you see 'windows installer', click once on it to high light it, then right click to bring up the side menu. Choose start. If the service starts properly then you should be able to install an application properly.
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