Problem install .msi file


  1.    11 Oct 2007 #1
    Necunoscut Guest

    Problem install .msi file


    I have just reinstalled my os and am in the process of putting everything
    back in. I have already updated everything using windows update thing, but I
    have now run into a problem.

    All of a sudden I cannot install any .msi file. I always get an error saying
    something along the lines of installation terminated prematurely.

    This is a new problem because before having to re-install I could install
    ..msi files perfectly fine.

    Anyone got any ideas on what could be the problem?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2.    11 Oct 2007 #2
    Necunoscut Guest

    RE: Problem install .msi file


    Nevermind I managed to install the file using the command prompt (elevated).

    Funny thing was it would only install when using the /qb command, but at
    least I got it installed.

    If anyone else is having this problem, then I'll tell you what I did.

    1. ran Command Prompt as administrator
    2. changed the directory it was looking at to where the msi file was. eg:
    "cd /Users/blah/Desktop"
    3. ran msiexec. eg: "msiexec i\ someprogram.msi \qb"
    4. wait.

    That was it.

    I'm guessing the reason I couldn't install was because of the UAC, but I
    don't quite understand why this only happened with msi files. Does anyone
    know why?

    "Necunoscut" wrote:

    > I have just reinstalled my os and am in the process of putting everything
    > back in. I have already updated everything using windows update thing, but I
    > have now run into a problem.
    >
    > All of a sudden I cannot install any .msi file. I always get an error saying
    > something along the lines of installation terminated prematurely.
    >
    > This is a new problem because before having to re-install I could install
    > .msi files perfectly fine.
    >
    > Anyone got any ideas on what could be the problem?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Problem install .msi file

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