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Windows 7: Windows Installer not working for .msi installations.

03 Nov 2009   #11
jdogga

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

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Did you rt click and select Properties - check they are Unblocked?
- yes

Did you transfer them from another pc or o/s. ?
- well, I already had copies of those installers that I carried over from Vista on a separate partition/volume

Could you d/l fresh copies and see if you get the same?
- I already did, and then I tried those same copies on XP machine with no problem.


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03 Nov 2009   #12
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Is there any .msi that will install ?

If not - it is extremely odd you get it on 2 pc's.

You could try Compatibility mode - see if that helps.
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03 Nov 2009   #13
jdogga

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I just tried three random ones... ImageResizer, LockoutStatus tool, and Folder Size. All three gave the same error message that I posted a screenshot of earlier. I am a Windows Admin by trade so I have worked this thing to death and I am still scratching my head.
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03 Nov 2009   #14
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

Give me a link to one of those - I will have a go on mine - a smallish one preferably - where do I get the exact same .msi you have?

Did you get it from here?

http://downloads.sourceforge.net/fol...ze-x64-2.4.msi

It does say this:

Folder Size for Windows runs on Windows 2000 and XP, though has been tested almost exclusively on Windows XP. Sorry, not Vista.

You can download and use LockoutStatus.exe on any of the following platforms:

* Windows 2000 with Service Pack 3 or later
* Windows XP
* Windows Server 2003

Pretty sure Image Resizer is for XP also.

Did you try an .msi that is intended for at least Vista , if not 7?
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03 Nov 2009   #15
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

This sounds like a permissions problem. Take a look at whatever folder these files are in - check the security properties and see if the SYSTEM user has full access, and also look to see if there are any unknown user ids in there. Remember, if SYSTEM isn't in there, when you add it and give it full access, make sure to propagate the changes to all subfiles and subfolders.
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03 Nov 2009   #16
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

I just d/l Folder Size x64 - the installer starts to run just fine for me.
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03 Nov 2009   #17
BarronN30

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Hey SIW2, the .msi I had was blocked but after I unblocked it, it was still giving the same error. They were also a fresh download from the website.
The .msi I had is designed for Windows 7/Vista as well.
I just downloaded the FolderSize .msi and the installation worked perfectly fine.
I am not sure why the NOD32 .msi did not work.

kegobeer: For mine, permission is all granted.

This is where I went
ESET Knowledgebase - 'This installation package could not be opened' error
and it didnt work at all
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03 Nov 2009   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

7 seems picky about which .msi's you can install.
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03 Nov 2009   #19
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BarronN30 View Post
Hey SIW2, the .msi I had was blocked but after I unblocked it, it was still giving the same error. They were also a fresh download from the website.
The .msi I had is designed for Windows 7/Vista as well.
I just downloaded the FolderSize .msi and the installation worked perfectly fine.
I am not sure why the NOD32 .msi did not work.

kegobeer: For mine, permission is all granted.

This is where I went
ESET Knowledgebase - 'This installation package could not be opened' error
and it didnt work at all
The SYSTEM user was in there? Are these files on a different partition, or are they on the system drive (C:)?
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03 Nov 2009   #20
BarronN30

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yeah, its on my Desktop right now.
This is what I see in the security tab:
SYSTEM (allowed on full control,modify,read & execute,read,write)
Barron (Barron-PC\Barron) (allowed on the same listed above)
Administrators (Barron-PC\Administrators) (allowed on the same listed above)

Only thing thats weird is that the file I just downloaded (Foldersize) worked and it was also in .msi.
While the Smart Security .msi from ESET doesnt work here but it works on my PC back at home which is also Windows 7 64 bit (Only difference is that its Professional back at home and I am using Home Premium).
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