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Windows 7: Windows Installer - can't install ANY msi package

20 Jan 2009   #61
dalhectar

Windows 7 Beta Build 7100 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by SIW2 View Post
Good find espressoman,

This is what worked for some of the guys on that thread - anyone here got the problem and want to try it ?



Windows Installer Crash : Windows 7 Miscellaneous : Windows 7 Beta : Microsoft TechNet Forums

Please post back the results.

SIW2
Worked for me as well. I reformatted last Saturday to resolve this problem. Popped back up yesterday. But now it's fixed. What was really cool is that Microsoft sent me the tip via the Software Reporting feature. That was really cool.


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20 Jan 2009   #62
sidneysides

Windows 7 64bit beta
 
 

Could this be made a sticky after 4000 posts now in 3 days?
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20 Jan 2009   #63
sergiogarcia9

 

Now mine works again, thank god i found this tread i was minutes from re-installing windows 7

- Sergio
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20 Jan 2009   #64
Studulike

Windows 7 Build 7600 Laptop and desktop. Also OSX 10.5.7 and 10.6 Snow on Laptop
 
 

Never even knew I had a problem until reading these posts then checking and turned out mine had stoped working to but all fixed now.
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03 Sep 2009   #65
fever84

Windows 7 build 7068
 
 

office freezes for me around 75% complete not sure whats going on i did have office 10 installed tryed a uninstaller to get rid of all the reg files and prog files no luck

I looked for that reg file everyone is talking about it was empty
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04 Nov 2009   #66
wildy84

Windows 7
 
 

Quote:
start regedit
navigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessions
rename MachineThrottling to _MachineThrottling
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Hey guys I'm new to all this and don't know much about computers so forgive me if I ask any stupid questions. When I try to edit 'disabled sessions' there is no name 'machine throttling' it just says "value name: (default)" which I can't edit and then "value data: " which is empty. Does anyone know what I can do?
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08 Nov 2009   #67
dibils

Windows 7 64bit Proffesional
 
 

Quote:
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wildy84 View Post
Quote:
start regedit
navigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessions
rename MachineThrottling to _MachineThrottling
Hey guys I'm new to all this and don't know much about computers so forgive me if I ask any stupid questions. When I try to edit 'disabled sessions' there is no name 'machine throttling' it just says "value name: (default)" which I can't edit and then "value data: " which is empty. Does anyone know what I can do?
This ^^

btw my problem is that i cant install Office 2007 trial. i can download it, but when i click to intall it stops (at the same place) everytime saying there has been an error, doesnt give me anymore info
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09 Nov 2009   #68
ludwisch

Windows7
 
 

to wildy84
no help, but I have the same problem. May be our windows7 (I have proff) is newer so they fixed this bug allready. However, my software worked fine in Vista but im not able to install it under W7. The install whizard does not continue and in taskmanager, MSIexec.exe ( Windows Installer. V 5.0.7600.16385) is using more and more memory (up to 1.600.000 k) this takes about 15 minutes. Then a screen appears which says that the installation was aborted by a another process and I have to do the installation again (try to install naturally speaking).
Tried all compatibility mode and removed the software and cleaned the registry


any idea any help?

ludwisch
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29 Nov 2009   #69
osgrimmy

Win 7 Retail
 
 
Same issues but *SOLVED

Hey fellas,

Well after completing basically every step and fix you guys have listed here I still had no joy on resolving my problem. So I did some poking around on the internet and in Windows 7 and I finally resolved my MSI install issues. Actually it wasn't just related to MSI it was other installations as well like MSN Messenger ect..

So what was causing my installs from getting the 2203 error and failing?
- My temp director folder!!!

In windows 7 my TMP and TEMP directories are set by default to:
%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp

Not sure but some programs had issues using this temp directory maybe due to it's location or rights I'm honestly not sure. But what I did to resolve this was change the locaton of my Temp Directory. Then I changed the two Values TMP and TEMP to point to the new location C:\Temp.

Now I can install any program including MSI's. Finally this has been an issue for over a month and has been driving me crazy. Anyway here is the step by step instructions if you choose to try it. (Im using Windows 7 btw so this might be different)

1- Create folder C:\Temp
2- Navigate to Control Panel/User Accounts/Change My Environment Variables
3- Change the value of both TMP and TEMP to C:\Temp (Default is %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Temp)

That's it you don't even need to reboot. Hopefully this fixes your problem!

Best of luck,
Grimmy
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29 Nov 2009   #70
gregrocker

 

Always save your installers to Downloads folder. That's what it is for.

Then you have them handy for reinstalls and don't have to mess with temporary directories.

Blaming every issue like this on CCleaner is getting tiresome. It is the state-of-the-art cleaner. Have put it on over a hundred machines with thousands of uses and never had a single issue with it. Rest.

Same with the Auslogics Defraggers - fast, free, flawless, best-in-class.
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