Windows Installer 3.1

By theshaman
Jul 18, 2006
  1. i think there is something wrong with my windows installer because when i try to add/remove a program, a window comes up and says the windows installer service could not be accessed . it can occur if you are running windows in safe mode,or if the windows installer is not correctly installed.

    thank you to anyone that can help me
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    Simple solution :Re-register registration service.

    Start/Run/type CMD.EXE/OK

    Type msiexec /unregister and press Enter.

    Type msiexec /regserver and press Enter.

    More complex soulution : Reinstall the Windows Installer

    Rename damaged files,and download latest Windows installer (3.1)

    See HERE for Microsoft`s detailed,but confusing explanation.
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