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UriB

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Recently I upgraded my computer with an SSD for my boot drive. I reinstalled Windows 7 Ultimate 64bits and attempted to install all my programs. I encountered an installation problem in couple of my programs when I tried to install them, and the same problem with another program that did install but could not be updated. The error message is as attached . Any ideas what I can do, short of starting the whole format, OS and application installation from scratch, yet again?

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What program and how are you installing it?


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So far I have problems with 2 applications: 1. Sensiblevision's FastAccess 2. Absolute software's LoJack For the first one, I just runt the downloaded executable For the second one, I receive a balloon message (It resides in the notification tray) that there is an available update and I just click on install
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Try downloading Sensiblevision's FastAccess to a specific area on the hard drive, like Downloads under your account name in C:\Users.

Right click on it and select Run as Administrator, see if that helps.

 

For LoJack, completely uninstall it then follow the same steps as above, see if that helps.


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I tried that. No difference. Now I uncovered more problems. I tried to install FutureMark PCMark8. It bombed out in the middle with a plain vanilla error message that gave no info. When I tried to uninstall this unsuccessful installation, I got the same [bleep] Windows Installer error message. The common denominator I see is a problem with the Windows Installer. But what can I do about that?
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I tried that. No difference. Now I uncovered more problems. I tried to install FutureMark PCMark8. It bombed out in the middle with a plain vanilla error message that gave no info. When I tried to uninstall this unsuccessful installation, I got the same [bleep] Windows Installer error message. The common denominator I see is a problem with the Windows Installer. But what can I do about that?


Let's try something simple first, it might be totally unrelated, but if it doesn't work, there's a fix you can run to fix the Windows Installer (Windows MSI).
Open an elevated command prompt by right-clicking on the command prompt and select Run As Admin. Then, enter the following command :

sfc /scannow
Let the scan run till 100%, and tell me what message is returned after.
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The result was: Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations
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Try Windows Repair (All In One).

Best to go through all the steps, one at a time. Once you get to the Start Repairs screen, click Unselect All, then select Repair MSI (Windows Installer) then click Start.

Reboot when done, see if that helped.


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Try Windows Repair (All In One).

Best to go through all the steps, one at a time. Once you get to the Start Repairs screen, click Unselect All, then select Repair MSI (Windows Installer) then click Start.

Reboot when done, see if that helped.


Haha this is exactly the next solution I was about to recommend ! :P
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Interesting piece of software. Thank you for telling me about it. Certainly a keeper.
But...
It did not help :(
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About all I can suggest now is to start over with a Clean Install, using a ISO from heidoc.net (MS official release site) to create a new install DVD or flash drive.
 
How to Do a Clean Installation with Windows 7
 
How to Clean Install with a Upgrade Windows 7 Version


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Hello!

 

can you tell me how to installing windows did you format or deleteing or directly install in old windows  partition in the installation process


Edited by sofeyamiller, 24 July 2014 - 12:41 PM.

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Back up your data and do a Clean Install (links I posted) formatting during the install.


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