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Windows 7: installing software with .msi

03 Apr 2010   #1
tbernstein

 
 
installing software with .msi

My PC has two users ( myself and wife).
Upgraded from vista ( the computer, not the wife )
In her log-in I can install software no problem.
In mine I get an error if it's an msi install.
Error 2203
Has anyone got any idea where I should look for the problem?


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03 Apr 2010   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Standard Windows error code for that number is "the password parameter is invalid." Are both accounts in the administrator's group? Is either one passworded? Have you tried right clicking on the file and doing "run as administrator?"

Other than that I'd suggest searching on the error phrase and Windows Installer.
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04 Apr 2010   #3
tbernstein

 
 

Both accounts are run as admin.
And neither has a password
(Naughty I know).
Google searches for that error tend to show only problems with specific software ( especially .net).
But for me it's general.
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04 Apr 2010   #4
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

I know there was a problem on Vista with the installer that provoked MS to produce a Windows installer cleanup tool. Before running anything I'd make a restore point to get back to where you are now.

According to the page, this installer cleanup utility works on all 32 and 64 bit Windows flavors:

http://download.microsoft.com/downlo...bd/msicuu2.exe
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05 Apr 2010   #5
tbernstein

 
 

I have used that for reinstalls. But in my log-in I don't even get to install.
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05 Apr 2010   #6
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tbernstein View Post
My PC has two users ( myself and wife).
Upgraded from vista ( the computer, not the wife )
In her log-in I can install software no problem.
In mine I get an error if it's an msi install.
Error 2203
Has anyone got any idea where I should look for the problem?
the MS installer is probably broken. You can download the installer here. How to re-install Windows Installer

Good luck

Ken
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05 Apr 2010   #7
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tbernstein View Post
My PC has two users ( myself and wife).
Upgraded from vista ( the computer, not the wife )
In her log-in I can install software no problem.
In mine I get an error if it's an msi install.
Error 2203
Has anyone got any idea where I should look for the problem?
the MS installer is probably broken. You can download the installer here. How to re-install Windows Installer

Good luck

Ken
Sounds like Deja Vu all over again.
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