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Installing Windows Installer Engine

Am using WinXP SP1.
Please help me decipher the under mentioned info.

"Locating or downloading the Windows Installer
Service (MSI engine)
Installing the Windows Installer Service (MSI engine) on your computer.
Note: Windows XP already contains Windows Installer version 2.0. Thus, you should not have to install the Windows Installer Service (MSI engine) on Windows XP."

How do I confirm that my copy of WinXP contains windows Installed version 2.0 ?

Which File/folder should I check to confirm this ?

Nariman

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Re: Installing Windows Installer Engine

Instead of wondering what files are involved, names, versions, etc., just try the Windows Installer 3.0 Redistributable.


Good Luck,

Cetin


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot

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Installing Windows Installer Engine

Hello Cetin.
Thanks a lot for the tip.
Unfortunately at present I cannot install Windows Installer Redistributable as it requires SP2 and I have SP1.Have downloaded the same.
Shall follow up in due course.
Nariman

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Re: Installing Windows Installer Engine

Hello Neriman oops Nariman (my aunt?s name it?s Neriman).

OK, by chance do you have an Office XP CD ? If not, I think that you can find one at Mumbai. Just insert it and launch Instmsiw.exe (it's on root). This will reinstall the MSI 2.0 version (you?ll need to Restart PC).

BTW, what?s the reason that you didn?t install SP2 ? Are you working in an IBM context ?


You are welcome and Good Luck,

Cetin


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,

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Re: Installing Windows Installer Engine

Hi Cetin.
Have not as yet installed SP2 due to adverse reports on several forums.
Shall try as you suggest and get back to you.
Nariman

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Re: Installing Windows Installer Engine

Hi Cetin.
Thanks for the link. Downloaded and installed Windows Installer 3.0. However my problem has not been solved.My problem is ERROR 1628 : failed to complete installation.
Any suggestions.
Nariman

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Re: Installing Windows Installer Engine

Hi Nariman,

For windows XP SP, as I said, you should try the Instmsiw.exe from Office XP CD. It'll install the MSI 2.0 version.

However, if you don't have the Office XP possibility, do you have the windows XP CD ? Maybe we can repair the MSI part.

Good Luck,

Cetin


Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,


T. S. Eliot

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windows installer

After trying to 'repair' my windows installer (i'm running windows-xp, pro), I found the only way was to re-install the complete windows-xp installation. Following re-installation, everything worked fine again. I chose the up-grade option on re-installation (thus keeping all my files 'etc'intact)

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