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LthrnckPA

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I am running a clean XP installation of the XP disc that came with my PC. I formatted the HD, partitioned it, and followed all the directions. Immediately after installing I got ALL of the recommended malware protection and then all of the MS updates, including SP2.

My computer will not install a LOT of my purchased software. (WordPerfect 11, Roxio Media Creator 6.0, Quicken 2000, Quicken Family Lawyer, and Turbo-Tax Deluxe 2006 just purchased today) I get a multitude of reactions, mostly consisting of erro messages telling me the *.cab file is corrupt or different or incorrect. Then the programs remove themselves and I am back at square one.

Since you recommend so much open source stuff, I was wondering if there is an open source Installer that might alleviate these problems.
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Install shield is free it comes with software, have you tried uninstalling it and let it resintall the latest version from whatever is the newest peice of software you have.
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Nope, I guess I'll give that a go next. stay tuned,,,,,,,,
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There are other installers but the software has to be adapted to use them and install shield is the most popular one so your stuck with it.
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Use windows explorer and browse to c:\program files\common files.
Rename the InstallShield folder to something else and then when you try to install something it will automatically install the version that's on the disk.
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