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    Windows Installer Won't Let Me Open Files

    Whenever I try to open some files, I get the Windows Installer Utility Trying to Reinstall the program. I can't open Word, Excel, or Itunes because of this.

    Anyone know how to fix?



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    Re: Windows Installer Won't Let Me Open Files

    I would check with your windows installer. Did you get double hung, single hung or casement windows? Also, are they double glazed, do they have low-e glass and what kind of cladding? After you answer these questions you may figure out how to open your files.

    If that doesn't work you may have a problem with your Dynamic Data Exchange.



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    Re: Windows Installer Won't Let Me Open Files

    Thanks, do you have one that works for XP? This one only works for 95/98



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    Re: Windows Installer Won't Let Me Open Files

    Anyone know of a way to open Word 2010 docs with Word 2000? Sorry for butting in on this thread.



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    Re: Windows Installer Won't Let Me Open Files

    Quote Originally Posted by moforisu View Post
    Anyone know of a way to open Word 2010 docs with Word 2000? Sorry for butting in on this thread.
    Open a Word 2007 document in an earlier version of Word - Word - Microsoft.com




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    Re: Windows Installer Won't Let Me Open Files

    Quote Originally Posted by weisr2002 View Post
    Thanks, do you have one that works for XP? This one only works for 95/98
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    Re: Windows Installer Won't Let Me Open Files

    Windows Installer issues
    The Windows Installer Engine could be corrupted, installed incorrectly, or disabled. This may cause installation issues.

    Note The Windows Installer Engine manages the installation of software, manages the additions and deletions of software components, monitors file resiliency, and maintains basic failure recovery by using rollbacks.

    Use these methods to identify any Microsoft Installer issues that may be causing problems when you install, uninstall, or update programs. Start with method 1, follow the steps in that method, and then go to the next method if your issue is not resolved.

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    Method 1: Determine whether the Windows Installer engine is functioning
    Click Start, type cmd in the Search box or click Run then type cmd in the dialog (Windows XP or Windows Server 2003), and then press Enter to open a Command Prompt window.
    At the command prompt, type MSIExec, and then press Enter.
    If the MSI engine is working, there should be no error messages. If you receive an error message, note the error. If you are proficient in how to use search engines, you can use the error message to help locate additional content to troubleshoot the issue.
    Try to install or to uninstall again.

    If the problem persists, go to method 2.


    Method 2: Make sure that the Windows Installer service is not set to Disabled
    Click Start, type services.msc in the Search box or click Run then type services.msc in the dialog (Windows XP or Windows Server 2003), and then press Enter to open Services.
    Right-click the Windows Installer service, and then click Properties.
    If the Startup type box is set to Disabled, change it to Manual.
    Click OK to close the Properties window.
    Right-click the Windows Installer service, and then click Start. The service should start without errors.
    Try to install or to uninstall again.

    If the problem persists, go to method 3.
    Method 3: Check your version of Windows Installer, and upgrade to the latest version if it is needed
    Important This method applies to Windows XP, to Windows Vista, to Windows Server 2003, to Windows Server 2003 R2, and to Windows Server 2008 only.
    Click Start, type cmd in the Search box or click Run then type services.msc in the dialog (Windows XP or Windows Server 2003), and then press Enter to open a Command Prompt window.
    At the Command Prompt window, type MSIExec, and then press Enter. If the MSI engine is working, there should be no error messages, and a separate dialog box should open. This shows the MSI version.
    If the installer version is not version 4.5, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base for information and for a link to download Windows installer 4.5:
    942288 Windows Installer 4.5 is available
    Try to install or to uninstall again.

    Troubleshoot problems installing and uninstalling programs on Windows-based computers



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