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Windows 7: How to Terminate an active installation

11 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
How to Terminate an active installation


I have tried to install Plex Server which during install called for Bonjour to be installed. When I accepted it tried to install Bonjour but failed. I have no idea why. I then tried to install the newest Version of I tunes because I thought it comes with Bonjour. Now Itunes fails with "the installer encountered errors before iTunes could be configured"
I have tried to clear out the %Appdata% Temp directory and searched the registry for Apple and Bonjour and couldn't find any entries. When I look at the error Log that is created by the iTunes installer it says it errored out because of Installer Error 1618 which obviously means "Another installation is already in progress. Complete that installation before proceeding with this install". Does anyone know how I could find that installer process and terminate it so I could install Bonjour or Itunes. I am out of luck of finding anything on the web.

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11 Apr 2012   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600

ctrl ,alt,delete
select task manager and have a look under processes ,its possible it may show there.
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11 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

Well I had done this before but I can't identify anything related to it. Also it comes back up after reboot so i din't think it shows up under processes when pressing ctrl alt del.
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12 Apr 2012   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit

I must have been blind last night, the first that got my attention this morning was installer.exe under the process tab. I terminated it and the install went through. No idea why I just didn't see it last night.

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23 Apr 2012   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Press ALT+CTRL+DEL .. Right Click on process you want to terminate, Select Go To Process then Clcik End Process Button.
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