Windows Installer failure 1719

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by deeppow, Jan 28, 2012.

  1. deeppow

    deeppow New Member

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    Running Win7 64bit. Have spent hours on various forums with a ton of "so called solutions."

    Windows Installer doesn't show up under services at all. Can't find a download to reinstall since it should use v5. The v4.5 won't install.

    Suggestions?
     
  2. Drew

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    > C:\Windows\System32
    Put, msi in Search
    Do you find the msi.exec.exe ???

    Please, let me know.

    Drew
     
  3. deeppow

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    msiexec.exe is there

    shows "Windows ® Installer. V 5.0.7601.17514"
     
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    Right, ok, that's good then. You cannot download & install Windows Installer v.5. It is a ('deep down') part of the Win7 OS. Try running msiexec.exe from where you have located it.

    Again, lemme know, please. Thanks.

    Drew
     
  5. deeppow

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    Get a window containing text that appears to be instructions for running msiexec.
     
  6. Drew

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    Right, ok, so, if indeed, it is not listed in Services & you can't get the service going via cmd...

    You can try running Repair via the OS disc but, may well have to rebuild the OS.

    Sorry.

    Check & see if, it comes up in Windows Updates for you but, I kinda doubt it'll be there.

    Drew
     
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    No updates says it is happy, i.e. needs no updates. Unfortunately my OS disk is at home and I'm on travel for a couple weeks. Stopped it once again by M$.

    Is there a way to find the existing key for the system?
     
  8. Drew

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    Should be stuck on the case (PC) or bottom of a laptop or on the case of your OS disc.

    Drew
     

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