Cannot install software after XP SP2 update

By PhotoGroupie
Dec 9, 2007
  1. After needing to reformat my system and going through the whole windows update process for the millionth time i find myself unable to install most software that i download. The setup / install executable will load (and become visible in the processes window), but nothing will happen.

    Any idea what i need to do to get this computer to function properly once more? :)

  2. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595


    Check the Windows Installer service is running- Start/Run/type:services.msc

    Try downloading the latest Windows Installer

    If that doesn`t install :haha: read the the SP2 Problem Solver
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