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Windows 7: Can't interact with MSI

23 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 
Can't interact with MSI

Hello,

I'm trying to install an old MSI package on a Windows 7 machine. On XP machines the package interactively asks for a target path (defaults to E:\Program Files), but on Windows 7 the dialog is skipped and msiexec tries to install it to the default target path (and fails, because there isn't any E: drive). How can I force the install to go interactive, or pass it a new default target path?

TIA

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23 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Please try to use the following code
Code:
msiexec /i C:\YOURmsiFILEpath\yourFILE.msi TARGETDIR=C:\YOURdir
you can execute it in elevated command prompt or create a bat file with this code.
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23 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Neutron16 View Post
Please try to use the following code
Code:
msiexec /i C:\YOURmsiFILEpath\yourFILE.msi TARGETDIR=C:\YOURdir
you can execute it in elevated command prompt or create a bat file with this code.
Thanks for replying. It didn't work for me. I created a bat file with the command and ran it as admin, but all iI got was the msiexec help dialog window.
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24 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 8.1 ; Windows 7 x86 (Dec2008-Jan2013)
 
 

Please post your bat file and the name and version of the application your are trying to install.
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