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Solve The Windows Installer Error

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015 by | Filed Under: Computer Terms

If you’ve ever seen this error in Windows when you’re trying to install a program, you know how frustrating it can be.


If this has ever happened to you, then you know how frustrating it can be. The error message seems to indicate that you need some type of professional computer technician to provide further assistance. This is simply not necessary.

There can be an easy way to fix this problem!

Follow these step-by-step instructions to fix the windows installer error in XP, Vista, and 7.

1 – In XP, the very first thing you’ll want to do is open up your start menu, located at the bottom left corner of your screen


2 – Click on the Run button. This will bring up a new window at the bottom left corner of your screen that looks like this:


If you are running Windows Vista or Windows 7, you can open up the run window from the task manager, click New Task at the bottom right of Task Manager.


3 – Type in services.msc in the white line area of the run window, then click OK or hit Enter on your keyboard.


This will bring up a new window that looks like this:


4 – We’re almost done! All you need to do is scroll down the list in this window until you see Windows Installer, as highlighted in the above image. Select this line and it will turn blue. Then right click and select Properties, as highlighted above. This will open up the last window in this process, as shown below. You may see that the Startup type is set to Disabled.


Click the drop-down menu for Startup type and choose Automatic. Then click OK at the bottom of that properties window. You can also now close out the services window that you opened up earlier in the process, as you are now done!


Hopefully the programs you are trying to install, will install without any more errors.

~ Chris

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