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Windows 7: Windows Installer Service cannot be accessed.

02 Sep 2013   #11
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Raf Akiya View Post
I tried Method 3 on that site, but the boxes have been greyed out as shown on the screenshot below



maybe this has something to do with it??
No, mine is the same, and I am Admin. I'd try Andrew's suggestion as that was my next step as well

A Guy


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02 Sep 2013   #12
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Try method 4 from the link A guy gave you, or you can use our own website to download it from my link.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
No, mine is the same, and I am Admin. I'd try Andrew's suggestion as that was my next step as well

A Guy
We keep posting at the same time Great minds think alike huh?
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02 Sep 2013   #13
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew129260 View Post
Try method 4 from the link A guy gave you, or you can use our own website to download it from my link.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by A Guy View Post
No, mine is the same, and I am Admin. I'd try Andrew's suggestion as that was my next step as well

A Guy
We keep posting at the same time Great minds think alike huh?
Not sure having a mind like mine is advisable

A Guy
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03 Sep 2013   #14
Raf Akiya

Windows 7 64 bit home premium sp1
 
 

i tried that method 3 times now. The problem still exists.. :/
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03 Sep 2013   #15
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

OK, I don't know if you've done this.

Start> In search box type services.msc> Enter> Confirm the Dependencies in this screenshot are all set to Automatic, and Started

Windows Installer Service cannot be accessed.-dependencies.jpg

If not, change them to Automatic, and Start them and try a MSI again.

If still no joy, I have a test for you. Download the file attached at the bottom. Unzip it to desktop. Also have the MSI file you want to install on the desktop. Boot to Safe Mode and run the SafeMSI.exe. It should give you a confirmation that the Windows Installer service has been enabled. Now try and run the MSI and see if it succeeds.

safemsi.zip

A Guy


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03 Sep 2013   #16
Raf Akiya

Windows 7 64 bit home premium sp1
 
 

I didnt do anything, but when i started up my computer this morning and everything was fixed by itself. I can install msc packages now.

It seems weird isn't it?? Maybe its because i updated my system prior to shutdown.

Thanks for the support anyways guys. I cant have fixed it without you guys
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03 Sep 2013   #17
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

Well heck, we'll just suggest that next time Glad you have it sorted. You can mark the thread solved. You can always unsolve it if the problem comes back. A Guy
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03 Sep 2013   #18
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Did you restart after readding the reg key to restore the windows service? if not that is why.
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03 Sep 2013   #19
Raf Akiya

Windows 7 64 bit home premium sp1
 
 

Okay, there is another weird thing happend. The msi installer stopped running once i removed my external hard disk. it only runs when i have the external hard disk plugged in.

i wonder what could be the cause?? :L

Edit: oh and i did restarted my PC after the registry merge.



Edit: OH i think i knew what was causing the problem. it was my Avira Antivirus who was blocking the Registry from getting edited. It says to remove the Registry Block, i should run a fullscan of my system.

Could this be the key to this problem?

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