Windows Installer Error - Fix

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Software' started by VegasDen, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. VegasDen

    VegasDen New Member

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    Many people have reported getting "Windows Installer Not Responding" errors when trying to install a wide variety of programs.

    The bug (and the initial fixes) was reported here, among many places. Then a few hours later, Chris Holmes (who found the original bug) made this second discovery; Microsoft has now acknowledged the problem and provided the solution through the Action Center.

    Follow the directions on the screenshot or go via regedit and delete the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessions.

    Posts on TechNet and other reliable forums all report of success installing everything from Adobe, Java and even games that had failed to load previously.
     
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  2. Hedrush

    Hedrush New Member

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    Thanks for this fix, I can now install C&C RA3 :)
     
  3. VegasDen

    VegasDen New Member

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    A confirmation from Live Search - Beta QnA:

     

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