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HELP - can't install or run any downloaded programs

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    HELP - can't install or run any downloaded programs

    please help!! whenever i download an .exe program or .msi installer vista shows:


    iTunes installer for example, but occurs with all downloaded files. However programs i already had on my hdd install fine. I have not yet had time to test a 64 bit native app to see if it installs fine, but all the programs i try and fail to run once downloaded are on the compatibility list.
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    Re: HELP - can't install or run any downloaded programs

    Hi Bretth,

    Welcome to the forum.

    Is sounds like .EXE lost it's proper associations. Go to this link and click on the .exe in the box to download exefix_vista.zip. Follow the rest of the Usage instructions for how to install it. This will fix the association to what it should.

    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/105/1/File-association-fixes-for-Windows-Vista.html

    Shawn

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    Re: HELP - can't install or run any downloaded programs

    Thanks for your help but i can't extract the patch!!! unzip error

    edit: i opened it on a different pc and added it to the registry, but the problem is still there. Any .exe, .msi, or any archive with an .exe or .msi in it does not run when downloaded. Errors range from 'Windows Installer Error 0x8007000d' to 'Unspecified Error 0x8004005' and others. I also tried uninstalling all updates, because i used to be able to run these files, but that did not help either.

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    Re: HELP - can't install or run any downloaded programs

    Ok Bretth,

    Since you cannot get that to work. Try running a sfc /scannow command to see if it will fix your problem. This tutorial will show you how.

    How to Repair and Verify the Integrity of Vista System Files with System File Checker


    If that did not work, then do a Repair Install. This tutorial will show you how.

    How To Perform a Repair Installation For Vista

    Shawn

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    Re: HELP - can't install or run any downloaded programs

    I had the same thing I could not install any downloaded programs. I have finally found the solution.
    The problem is the wireless usb card. It somehow corrupts the data when installed in vista.
    I have disconnected my wireless usb card and just plugged in a network cable and now everything works fine. I hope you have the same luck.

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    Re: HELP - can't install or run any downloaded programs

    Hi,

    in vista with most of the software we may get this type of error. One possible error is registry corruption and second cause that it may possible that i tune version is not compatible with vista. I have faced same problem with 3d max. then i downloaded the patches for vista.

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    Re: HELP - can't install or run any downloaded programs

    IOW, now your seeing at least 3 different possible causes for this issue - so check all your software, not just the system files.

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