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Windows 7: Can't Open Certain .EXE Files In Windows 7

07 Apr 2011   #31
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kdar View Post
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The only other alternative is a clean re-install.
*groans* Are you serious?
I have to wipe everything out and reinstall?!

*sigh*
Unfortunately, yes. You can backup your data first, but there is no point in trying to back up such a damaged system.

Regards....Mike Connor


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07 Apr 2011   #32
kdar

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I do have a valid product code. But I don't have an installation disc.
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07 Apr 2011   #33
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kdar View Post
I do have a valid product code. But I don't have an installation disc.
If you have a valid product code you can use any Windows Installation disc.

Regards....Mike Connor
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07 Apr 2011   #34
kdar

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

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Unfortunately, yes. You can backup your data first, but there is no point in trying to back up such a damaged system.
Can't you download the Installation?
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07 Apr 2011   #35
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kdar View Post
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Unfortunately, yes. You can backup your data first, but there is no point in trying to back up such a damaged system.
Can't you download the Installation?

No installation disc for Windows7 - Microsoft Answers

There are also various tutorials here on the site about creating install discs:

Reinstalling over corrupt OS

Regards....Mike Connor
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08 Apr 2011   #36
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kdar View Post
Well now I'm in deep trouble because I followed the instructions to this (How to Fix a Corrupted Windows Installer | eHow.com) and now I don't have msi.dll and other files.

Stupidly forgot to backup.

Anyone can help me on getting it back!?
Those instructions told you how to rename the files in question. To get them back, just rename them back using the same procedure, just remove "old" from filenames.

Also check out what Microsoft has to say about corrupt Installer now.
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18 Aug 2011   #37
misterken

Windows 7 Profissional
 
 
I FOUND the solution !!

the same problem with me befor two hours and i found the solutionbefore 2 minutes..

if you read the error message you will see it talking about the name of the label and the directory name
just try to move the EXE file you want to run to the desktop...it will run.

the reason is the Directory and the folders name... it doesn't accept \\ \\ / [ ] : | < > + ; = . ? "

see this article:
Error Message:

it seems there is a few more little problems i will fix it and publish the solution.
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