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Windows 7: Windows Installer - Every Time Programs Open / Certain Actions

20 Feb 2014   #1
chamlin

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Windows Installer - Every Time Programs Open / Certain Actions

On my new laptop (Win 7 Pro), which is set up the same as my new PC (Win 7 Pro), almost every time I open up a program, I see a quick instance of Windows Installer showing up. Most of the time it doesn't get in the way, but I can tell it slows things down, and it definitely messes with Mozilla Thunderbird when I try to open an email with an attachment. In that case, I have to manually close Thunderbird and its processes to unfreeze it.

But, I see it more than with Thunderbird, so it's not just that program. And I never experience this on the PC. Installed both at the same time and in the same way.

Has anyone seen this?


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20 Feb 2014   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Download Windows Installer CleanUp Utility - MajorGeeks

Edit: as always, make Restore Points. Backup Registry with ERUNT before pulling the trigger. An image backup doesn't hurt either, if possible.
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25 Feb 2014   #3
chamlin

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Download Windows Installer CleanUp Utility - MajorGeeks

Edit: as always, make Restore Points. Backup Registry with ERUNT before pulling the trigger. An image backup doesn't hurt either, if possible.
Thanks for this. Unfortunately, it only seems to work with or target issues having to do with "can't install or uninstall".

Any other ideas?

Thanks,
Chamlin
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25 Feb 2014   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I know on my system I was getting a popup asking if I wanted to install the progrram, when I double clicked it trying to run it. It was already installed. Installer cleanup fixed it. But it could have been on Vista as it happened several years ago.

Here it is for Vista. It goes to the same page where MS took down the cleanup program:
Windows-Installer starts each time I open a program

Edit: The same program goes from XP to W7. You could try downloading here:
http://www.softpedia.com/progDownloa...oad-18442.html

MajorGeeks seems to want me to download stuff other than what I searched on. Man I hate that crap.
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