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Can't Install Any Programs - Installer Is Not Installed Properly


Can't install any programs, it says that my windows installer is not installed properly, but it won't let you install anything to fix it. Having major difficulty. I can't install anything because it keeps telling me that windows installer is not installed properly, therefore it won't allow anything to be installed.

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Posted On: 2009-10-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

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If i was to purchase the upgrade license, would i need to first reinstall windows vista, then do an in-place upgrade to windows 7, or could i do a completely clean install of windows 7 using the vista oem key as proof that the laptop was/still is licensed for windows vista?
 
I've just read the post at http://social. Answers.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7install/thread/6719ae72-7187-45cd-80f7-55e66f3ec686 which seems to suggest initially that you must perform an upgrade, then in the instructions says that you can do a "custom(advanced)" install, which is the normal option to perform a fresh reinstall.
 
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But since vista came out, its been a bit unpredictable. I understand there is something to do with 'virtualization' of folders, which i don't really understand, and i also believe that this has all changed again with windows 7.

Is there some 'best practice' guide for where to install programs to?  The users who will be installing the software are just regular computer users (ie. Not administrators) and therefore i need a solution that works on all platforms and is safe and won't create security issues.


Posted On: 2009-10-22 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

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Install went cleanly no errors or hiccups. Problem is i can't install anything. Tried to download an install avg and avast av products, both installers failed. Itunes installer just does nothing. However, i have successfully installed office xp pro and stanza ebook reader.

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