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microsoft installer 4.5

by LakesReg / November 23, 2010 6:37 AM PST

I think I may have accidentally deleted this program

where would I find it?
On C Drive?
Program Folder?
Is it the same as
Microsoft C++ Redistributable- x86?

If it is I deleted it. I have run microsoft updates and I do not get that update back

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It also can confuse those not computer savvy
by LakesReg / November 23, 2010 7:10 AM PST

so where would I find microsoft installer 4.5 on my computer?

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by PKsteven / November 23, 2010 7:53 AM PST

It should be there. If not, yep, likely you deleted it. If it is, right click properties to see the info.

How did you accidentally delete it?

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As to Savvy confusion
by PKsteven / November 23, 2010 8:23 AM PST

Well, fortunately I posted the download links. Although I admit to not understanding how Google could be confusing when at the same token you are asking to dig into System32 files.

Either way, I simply meant you can find downloads on Google when the updates fail.

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Look in your Windows\system32 directory ...
by Edward ODaniel / November 24, 2010 3:45 AM PST

for a file named msiexec.exe and its properties should show you the version.

What makes you think you might have deleted it?

You do not even mention the OS that ypou are using. If your OS is XP home or Pro and less than SP2 you may never have installed it as Windows Installer 3.1 came with XP and depending on what apps you installed you may never have needed the newer installer.

Comicfan did give you a link to the download for Windows Installer 4.5 and that should have been a clue that you could simply re-install it if you wanted it. If you do happen to want it be sure to read the requirements at this link for whichever OS you do happen to have before downloading and installing it --

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There's An Update Patch Needed For the WI 4.5
by Grif Thomas Forum moderator / November 24, 2010 5:08 AM PST

After installing the Windows Installer 4.5 on the computer, click on the link below, download the appropriate update version, then run it. It's a minor issue but the update patch helps some. (Windows 7 doesn't require the update.):

Hope this helps.


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I realise that I didi not delete it
by LakesReg / November 24, 2010 7:11 AM PST

when I go to

I see msiexec

When I click properties, it shows 4.5

so I guess I have it then

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it was Microsoft C++ Redistributable- x86 that I deleted
by LakesReg / November 24, 2010 7:12 AM PST

by mistake. But they are 2 different things eh?

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