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Windows services failing (transferred from Windows 7 forum) [Solved]


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Dang I was hoping that was the problem area ... Back to the drawing board

So we have error 5 for MSI (that is all programmes you try to install ?)

Download the attached vss.reg file to your dsktop by right clicking and selecting save as..

Once on the desktop double click and allow it to merge with the registry
Retry system restore
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Hey there,

I ran the VSS fix and tried system restore again, but still receive the same Volume Shadow Copy Service error.

Whenever I try to install anything, there is an error, usually saying that the Windows Installer Service cannot be accessed.

I get the 'Access denied' error whenever I try to make any changes to Windows services.
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Could you go to services
Right click windows installer
Select the dependencies tab
Is it showing similar to mine


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Here's a screengrab of my system's Services/Windows Installer/Properties/Dependencies...it's a bit different.
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Could you attach it :)
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Oops -- Here you go.

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Thanks, I need to dig a bit deeper... Back anon
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Do you have the windows disc ? If so we could do a repair install (replace all windows files )
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I haven't got the disc, that's one reason I contacted this site. Why did Windows stop giving the install disc with new computers?!

Maybe I can figure out how to get one, but I probably can't get one around here (I live abroad). Hmmmmm....
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I've been looking into a Windows reinstall with no disc, but there's a lot of conflicting information. It looks like I can download what I need to an external hard drive and reinstall form there, using my current product key.

Do you know how to do this? I'm worried about trustworthy sources for downloads.
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The link you are looking for is the digital river one
The link above is for the Windows 7 Home 64bit

Do you wish to create a DVD or USB copy of this ?
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A USB copy would be easier.
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Download the following two programmes to your desktop :


1. WiNTBootIc
2. digital river win7 64bit ISO


Extract wintoboot to your desktop
Insert a USB drive of at least 4GB
Run Wintoboot

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Drag and drop the Windows 7 ISO to the programme in the space indicated
Tick the Format box and accept the warnings
Press Do It

You will see it progressing

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It will let you know when it is done
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

If you're the topic starter, and need this topic reopened, please contact a staff member with the address of the thread.

Everyone else please begin a New Topic.
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