Download and run the Windows Installer 3.1 from the link below. (Click on the link below, the click on the "Download" button next to the "WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe" listing in the lower part of the page.):
Hope this helps.
When I try to install or unistall most programs I get an error1709 message that tells me that my windows installer service cannot be reached or found. Recently I was trying to clear space on my C drive by moving files to my (partioned) G drive and may have accidentally moved it? I don't have a system restore disk because the computer is a hand me down from an ex boyfriend. It is a homebuilt computer. Is there anyway to fix this? non of the free downloads that I have found work because the installer is missing! Please help! Thank you!