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04 Oct 2010   #11

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

Quicken is working fine. I'm beginning to wonder if when I uninstalled Print Artist I deleted something? Can I do a repair install of windows? will I lose everything else?

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04 Oct 2010   #12

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

Jein (Ja - nein).

You will lose some customizations. The major ones are listed in this tutorial:
Repair Install

I strongly recommend reading and following that tutorial.
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25 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 7 Professionnal X64

I have a similar problem with Windows Installer , first the update of Microsoft Security essentials failed (mssefullinstall-amd64fre-fr-fr-vista-win7.exe), secondly it was the Microsoft .net framework that failed (dotnetfx40_full_setup.exe), third I try to install the Apple iTunes that failed too (iTunes64Setup.exe).

I understand after one week that is a Windows Installer problem itself,, softwares that do no use Microsoft Installer install very well.

Since two weeks I am actively searching for a solution with no positive result.

Note :
1 - The windows installer service is working
2 - I tried to unregister the installer and re-register it, this did not work.
3 - When my problems began, I was using Microsoft Security essentials (now I am using Avira)
4 - The deletion of some registry key give no result
5 - I tried CCLeaner to correct registry error
6 - I tried Spybot in the case that the problem was causes by a Spyware

With previous versions of windows we could correct these problems by uninstalling and resinstalling windows installer. With W7, the Installer is a part of windows.
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25 Oct 2010   #14
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

1. Open a Command Prompt as Administrator
2. Type reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessions /va /f and press enter.
That's it. To open command prompt as an admin, you'll have to set the User Account Control slider to the lowest setting (Never notify), then reboot.
After that, your MSI applications should install like normal. Coincidentally enough, even Office updates can't install when you're hit by this bug, since they're MSI-based. [Chris123NT via ZDNet]
This tip is to 'fix' MSI Installer
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25 Oct 2010   #15

Windows 7 Professionnal X64
Windows Installer

Thank you for the answer.
I tried also this solution.
This key was already deleted, it does not exist.

This is the answer given by the CMD shell:
Microsoft Windows [version 6.1.7600]
Copyright (c) 2009 Microsoft Corporation. Tous droits réservés.

C:\Windows\system32>reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessions /va /f
Erreur : Erreur : le système n'a pas trouvé la clé ou la valeur de Registre spécifiée.

One of the softaware I tried to install indicate that it can't install because a System Policy bock it. On forums I found many description like that but no working answer.
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26 Oct 2010   #16
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1

Worth a try. Start and type windows installer then go to windows activation update.
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11 Nov 2010   #17

windows 7 home premium 64 bit

FINALLY. Did Jacee's fix (above) then uninstalled PrintArtist & Streets and trips deleted anything that had printartist on it, ran Ccleaner. Then reinstalled PrintArtist 23. everything seems to be working fine now. Even the windows updates are installing? thanks everyone for the help.
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