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why does my computer say that there is an installation in progress when there isn't?

When I try to install any software a message saying "another installation is in progess. Complete before continuing with this"

Why is this happening?
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Welcome to Geeks2Go!

There is probably another install/uninstall process running 'silently' (ie. no progress box is shown so nothing to see), but it will be shown in Task Manager->Processes.
The error will occur if two instances of 'msiexec.exe' are running at the same time (one belonging to the software you want to install, the other belonging to something else which didn't manage to complete fully).

Sometimes just a reboot will fix this, otherwise you'll need to open Task Manager (right-click Taskbar->Task Manager. Under the 'Processes' tab highlight all instances of 'msiexec.exe' in turn, clicking "End Task" for each one. Now try installing something.

Edited by pip22, 29 March 2008 - 02:26 PM.

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Thanks for that I tryed it and found the process and ended it but it is still happening is anythong else I could try
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hello

it might be possible that you are clicking more than once on software when you want to install it which
leads to multiple installation copies
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Ok thanks But that isnt working either but thanks for helping
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Hey Thank you Pip22 I tried the processes again and it worked so thanks a lot
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