Windows installer hangs

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  1. skbohler

    skbohler New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm having some difficult problems installing some programs on my Vista Ultimate PC.

    Typically, the installer will hang after a couple of steps, like approving an agreement and destination for install.

    Then, it hangs. If I cancel it, it still hangs.

    I then go to Taskmanager to kill it. But if I try to install anything else, it tells me it can't because the installer is still running.

    This is happening for a bunch of applications. I'm executing the setup program as Administrator.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance,

    Steve
     
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    kemical Windows Forum Admin
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    Thanks. However, that didn't seem to do anything noticable.

    Steve
     
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    Hi Steve,
    could you let us know the software your trying to install...:)
     
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    It's a bunch of different applications now. SaveasPDF add-in for Microsoft Office. Windows Vista Upgrade Advisor, Vista Codec, Windows Installer Clean-up.

    Steve
     
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    Hmm....Have you tried turning off windows defender?
     
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    It's actually turned off already.

    Steve
     
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    One thing I should mention (I just discovered) is that the installing program eventually times out with a message:

    "Installer is no longer responding"

    -Steve
     

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