windows MSI installer? Need Help

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by cpomd, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. cpomd

    cpomd OSNN Addict

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    Whilst trying to reinstall a game (Silent Hunter 3) I got various error msgs from the Installer package. This has now settled down to installing on drive H: by default without offering a choice. I normally install on G:

    Can I reinstall MSI somehow? My machine runs Windows XO Pro SP2

    TIA
     
  2. Johnny

    Johnny .. Commodore .. Political User

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    It could be that you need to update your win installer.
     
  3. madmatt

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    As Johnny said, make sure you are running Windows Installer 3.1 (v2).

    Also, after making sure you are up-to-date you may want to run the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility.

    And lastly, if all else fails, create a log while installing the package.

    Code:
    msiexec /i <PACKAGENAME.MSI> /L*v <LOGFILE.LOG>
    
    or (for errors only)

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    msiexec /i <PACKAGENAME.MSI> /Le <LOGFILE.LOG>
    
    NOTE: do NOT include the <...> (brackets), just use the filename.
     
    Last edited: Feb 21, 2006
    cpomd, Johnny and omg its nlm like this.
  4. omg its nlm

    omg its nlm lvl 17 Hax Folding Team

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    wow matt thanks for that info that I can put to use, I never knew that!
     
  5. Johnny

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    Yes, Matt, that is very good info ...
     
  6. cpomd

    cpomd OSNN Addict

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    many thanks to all who replied the Cleanup Utility worked!!

    Thanks again