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Q: itunes vs the windows installer service

Getting the Windows Installer Service message when I try to install itunes on windows 7, (64 bit version). I have turned on the installer etc, but itunes still will not install. What now?

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A: itunes vs the windows installer service

Do you have your Anti virus running? If so disable this and try to download and install ITunes

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I open my Dell Laptop last night to find MSE not running. I tried to start it and received an error...and so it began.

Error: Couldn't start the Security Essentials service. The dependancy service or group failed to start. Error Code: 0x800704csteps and thing

Tried to reinstall MSE. Already installed. Tried to remove using Control Panel > Add Remove Programs. Uninstall Wizard starts...Error: Cannot complete uninstall wizard. An error has prevented the Security Essentials Uninstall Wizard from continuing. Please restart...Error code: 0x8004FF01
Restart did not solve anything, not in Safe Mode or Reg Mode.

Checked to see if Windows Installer is running by services.msc in Start > Run
Extended tab is mostly blue.
Standard Tab: Windows Installer (no status) Manual
able to right click and select properties - nothing happens
click start arrow at top - error: Could not start the windows installer service on Local Computer.
Error: 1068. The dependency service or group failed to start
Dependency tab - NONE/MISSING

Tried to re-register the windows installer according to support.microsoft.com - didn't fix
Tried to re-install windows installer - error: Setup could not verify the integrity of the file update.inf. Make sure the cryptographic services is running in this computer. IT IS. see services.msc above

Lots of research and trying various solves like:
net stopped cryptsvc, ren Catroot2 Catroot2old, net strt cryptsve
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A:Windows Installer Service and Cryptographic Service and other issues

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1st posted in Windows XP forum. Macboatmaster suggested I post my issue here.
Link to original thread:
http://forums.techguy.org/windows-xp/1070120-windows-installer-service-cryptographic-service.html

Brief Summary of issue:
MSE would not start. dependancy error.
Windows Installer giving error when I try to install program. Unable to reinstall Windows Installer, get cryptographic error.
services.mcs has no dependacy tab, unable to right click to properties to start service
lost task bar, was able to recover although open programs do not show.
unable to cut ans paste (why I didn't paste original post here)
I have run HijackThis.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 6:47:22 PM, on 10/3/2012
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft IntelliPoint\ipoint.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\Quickset.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\msseces.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Seagate\Seagate Dashboard\MemeoDashboard.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
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A:Windows Installer Service and Cryptographic Service and other issues

After further reading of others with my issue, I decideded to restore my system. I look forward to learning how to rebuild a stronger and more protected system. This thread is closed.
 

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Hello, I'd really appreciate some help, this has been screwing me over to the point of wanting to kill somone.

I got a new iPod and I want to update the software on it, so I had to update to iTunes 10, the installation always fails for iTunes or more specifically Quicktime "The installation of Quicktime failed. iTunes requires Quicktime."

I go to uninstall all traces of Apple programs on my computer on Uninstall Programs. I do it in order like it says on the Apple support site.

It always says "An installation for <Program etc, quicktime, bonjour, itunes> is currently suspended you need to undo the change made or somthing, I click yes and shortly after that the installation fails, usually leaving behind "the windows installer service could not be accessed".

I'm guessing that I just can't install Quicktime because Windows Installer always screws up.

To make matters worse, my computers' Windows Explorer always crashes unexpectedly so I have to restore my computer to an earlier time, now I've restored it, I can't even use my old iTunes because it says "iTunes was not installed correctly, please resinstall iTunes.". So now I can't even use my iPod.

I think it's just Windows Installer screwing up so I can't install Quicktime.

Please help, this is driving me crazy.

PS: Sorry if I put this in the wrong section, I just wanted to post it before Windows Explorer crashes again.

A:Windows Installer & iTunes

Why do you think Windows Installer is screwing up? Why is Apple's installer not the one screwing up? Anyways its probably leaving behind broken settings all over the place, in the Registry and other place. I bet it is still install crap directly into the Windows directory as well.

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Alright I went to update to version 9.2 of itunes so i can update my phone to is04. While updating i recieved an error message saying that windows installer was busy or i was in safe mode. I was not in safe mode. Needless to safe after attempting to uninstall itunes it no longer works at all. I have tried the windows installer cleanup service and everytime i try to use it it says it has to install on first use and hangs then dissapears. I have tried everything from microsofts help sites as well as apples and i cannot install or uninstall the stupid thing. Funny thing is that the uninstaller works with everything else.
I have an HP Model HPE-170t running windows 7 home premium and i am about to loose my mind because i dont want to reinstall windows as i will be reinstalling software for days!! Please any suggestions?
 

A:Itunes issues with windows installer

I have already done a fresh install of Vista 64. All went well and all updates are installed. On every attempt to install Itunes 9.2 I get the installer message. I am thinking there is a problem on Apples end. I am open to suggestions....it can't possibly be my computer as my install is fresh and updated.
 

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Hi, I'm new here. Came across the forum while looking for a solution to my problem. Hope someone can help.

My girlfriend got an iPod nano for Christmas and it requires that you use iTunes 7.4 or higher. I had a previous version I was already using strictly as a player. While trying to uninstall my old version of iTunes I get an error that reads:

The Windows Installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode, or if the installer is not correctly installed.

I don't have any problem uninstalling any other programs and I'm NOT running in safe mode. Also it was suggested to me to run msicuu2.exe and that didn't work either. I get the same message as above. If anyone can shed some light on this it would be greatly appreciated.

BTW: I'm running windows xp sp2
 

A:Windows Installer/iTunes issue

Anyone?
 

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When trying to uninstall itunes, I get a message that says: "the windows installer service could not be accessed". In checking in device manager I discovered that windows installer was running and checking the registry, windows installer is set to start automatically. I have also tried to change the registry setting to manual with no success. I have also tried to uninstall in the safe mode with no success. I have had trouble installing some, but not all, other programs. I am running Vista 64. Thanks in advance for your help.

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I have just gotten a new 16gb ipod touch. I was running a far older version of itunes prior to getting this ipod which thus wouldnt recognize the ipod.

So after updating windows xp to SP3 to accomodate to itunes requirements, I attempted downloading/installing itunes 8.

But once I have downloaded the installer and I try attempting to install, once it begins installing I get the error message from...

Windows Installer "Another program is being installed. Please wait until that installation is complete, and then try installing this software again."

Please help me. I have been attempting to fix this for about 2 days now with no luck. THANK YOU

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New lapton with WIndows 7, tried to install iTunes and installation failed.
Any patches I need for this?

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I am running Windows 7 home premium 64 bit OS. In an attempt to install the new iTunes 10 I receive an error that states that windows installer is not installed correctly. Is this a problem with Apple or with Windows?? This is the first time I have had a problem with an installation of any application with Windows 7. I did a complete uninstall of the previous version of iTunes and did so in the correct order per apples recommendation, and am attempting the download from apples recommended site. I have posted the same question in the apple support forum but I always seem to get better help with such fixes the the people here than with apple support. Thanks in advance for any help here.
 

A:windows installer wont install iTunes???

I have noted that the windows installer service is indeed set to automatic and is runnnig, I have registered and reregistered the MSI.exe at the command prompt and have even attempted to install in safe mode despite the error message. Any help??
 

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After weeks of searching for a relevant answer, I seem to be going round in circles. There do seem to be a number of downloads for this and that, but without direction from someone in the know I'm reluctant to just try anything! There just seems to be so many variables in systems and software that it's a proverbial minefield!
I'd greatly appreciate it if someone could talk me through a viable solution!

The problem originated with ITunes, which was working fine until the recent update(9.0.3). On downloading QTime I now receive the message-"There is a problem with the windows installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run."

I have checked the events log and see the following two error messages (Some of which seems to be written in Klingon!):

Error 11721:
Product: Apple Software Update -- Error 1721. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action: SoftwareUpdate_RegServer, location: C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update\SoftwareUpdate.exe, command: /RegServer
(NULL)
(NULL)
(NULL)
(NULL)
7B36393536383536462D423642332D344245302D424130422D3846343935424533323033337D

Error 1013:

Product: QuickTime -- There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or packa... Read more

A:Yet Another Quicktime / Itunes....Windows Installer Package Problem!

Try uninstalling then re-installing itunes, Quicktime 7 will be included in the installation. A friend had the same problem as your having. Apparently when he updated Quicktime there was some sort of conflict.
Regards,
Gil777t

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HI, I'm sure this has already come up but I can't locate an answer. I can't install anything, I get the error message that Windows installer isn't working and that it can happen if I'm running in safe mode or if I need to reinstall the installer. Where can I get this?

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I've tried to download the newest addition of Itunes and it won't let me because of an issue with Windows Installer Package. What do I do to fix this?

A:Itunes wont download because of issue with Windows Installer Package.

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Check out this Microsoft Fixit: Diagnose and fix program installing and uninstalling problems automatically

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Hello,
We have imaged computers using SCCM 2012 and have deployed Windows 7 x64 SP1.
The issue we are now experiencing is that random PCs will not allow installation of packages that use the Windows Installer Service.
I have looked at various Microsoft guides including restarting the service, opening cmd prompt and un-registering and re-registering the service, importing registry keys, used a Windows installer cleanup utility and other tools/fixes all without any working
solution.
We cannot narrow down what has broken the Windows installer and the machines are sporadic in location.
Can anybody please suggest an alternative fix?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

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My laptop has been acting up for the past few weeks, it seems that the temperature suddenly increases to 60 when idle, and each time when i check the task manager i find windows installer service running, even tough im not installing any software whatsoever, i tried to disable it in services but im not allowed to. Further more this problem occures only when i stop using the laptop. Thanks in advance .

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Hi, It's me again. I'm trying to install a programme from AVG. and it says "the windows installer service can't be accessed". (could this also be why I can't install the NET. framework 4.5.1 update). How do I repair or re-install the Windows installer. Hope there's an answer out there. Mike

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Hi. It's mike again. With regard to my problem with Windowe Installer. I've managed to fix it. This may work for anyone with the same problem. I have "Advanced SystemCare Pro" on my laptop. One of the menu's is "Toolbox". When opened it has a programme called " Win Fix". Click on it and it will have a tab called "Advanced Fix". Click on it and you will find within it a "Fix" for "The Windows Installer System can not be accessed". Click on Fix to correct the problem. I have been able to install my Windows update and also the programme from AVG. Hope this helps at least one of you. Cheers. Mike.

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Hi guys, im new to this forum and im hoping that you guys can help me. when i browse my email inbox, or open up word etc, a box flashes up saying "preparing to install" for like half a second then goes away and it will do it several times. Also, it will no longer let me download any programmes onto my computer. Below is the exact message which comes up when i try to install a program.

Error.The windows installer service could not be accessed . This can occur if you are running windows in safe mode (which i am not) or windows installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assiastance.

Any help would be much apppreciated

Thanks

Joe
 

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Hi guys, im new to this forum and im hoping that you guys can help me. when i browse my email inbox, or open up word etc, a box flashes up saying "preparing to install" for like half a second then goes away and it will do it several times. Also, it will no longer let me download any programmes onto my computer. Below is the exact message which comes up when i try to install a programme.

Error.The windows installer service could not be accessed . This can occur if you are running windows in safe mode (which i am not) or windows installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assiastance.

Any help would be much apppreciated

Thanks

Joe
 

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When I try to update i-tunes I get this error message:
"The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed, this can occur if the windows installer is not correctly installed.  Contact your support personnel for assistance."
 
I tried re-installing the computer software that came with the Dell computer, but I get the same message.
 
I am using Vista 6.0.
 
Thank you in advance for any help that you are able to provide.
 
Ken

A:Windows Installer Service

Please download Farbar Service Scanner, save it to your desktop, and run it.Type  msiserver   in search BOX andClick on Export serviceIt will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply.[/list] 

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I tried to install Net Work Magic. I could not get it to install.So I got instructions on how to work around. The first thing I was instructed to do,is make sure Windows installer service is running. How do I do That? I am running Vista Home edition. Thank You
 

A:Windows Installer Service

Hi try this To activate Windows Installer in Windows Vista. Go to System Configuration, you can do it by ''start -> in search type(System Configuration) ->Enter'' and in the programm itself go to services, find Windows Installer and activate it. That's it.
 

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Hello Experts and distinguished friends in The "Wonderful World of Windows",

This is something new for me...of course whenver I start a thread it is almost ALWAYS something new for me as I usually am able to retain the information that I have received here before, and I just keep getting better and better at this....."knock on hard drive"!!!

Okay, enough small talk, here it is, and I feel like it is probably something that is fairly simple to fix, I just can't seem to find the right support info myself, sooo, here I am again.

I was having some trouble with my installation of the Java Runtime Environment so I removed the 3 instances of Java objects in IE\Tools\IE Options\Browsing History Settings\View Objects. I noticed that 2 of the 3 had the MS "YellowShield/Exclamation Point" icon instead of the typical object icon and 1 of those had a size of 436 KB and the other "yellow" as well as the 1 with the "typical" object icon had sizes of only 4 KB....I thought this to be strange so I removed ALL 3 of them and then went to Add/Remove in Control Panel to remove Java itself from my computer. Well, I caould NOT complete the Uninstall because I received an error saying that "Windows Installer Service could NOT be accessed"......possibly because running in SAFE MODE or if Windows Installer was NOT insatalled correctly. WOW....I mean, I have NEVER had this problem B4 and I was NOT running in SAFE MODE so how could Wind... Read more

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I get the "The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed...." errorI have tried everything and the problem persists please help.I tried the steps on this page http://consumer.installshield.com/kb.asp?id=q110722

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Try this free tool to reregister the Windows Installer DLL's: http://wiki.djlizard.net/Dial-a-fix#Standard_versionAlso, go to Start...Run...and type in "services.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter. Scroll down to the Windows Installer Service and see if it's set on Manual. If it is on Manual, try starting it (right click on it) to see what happens. Let us know any error messages that it may generate.

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I do not have a Windows Installer listed in my Services and keep getting error 1719 when trying to install software. Any help with this would be appreciated.

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mehoop

I'm just asking you to double check your steps.

In the Start Search bar type services. Click Services when it shows. Don't worry with the .msc it takes you to the same location.




Then scroll down and there will be several Windows programs listed. As you can see where it is listed in mine below.

If it isn't there please post a Snip of the "W" section of Services. See if other things may be missing also.



Let us know.
Don't get offended over my request.
If it truly isn't showing then I will need to get you better assistance than myself.

Mike

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I have to always restart the Windows Installer Service before installing any software. It is set in services.msc to automatically start.

This is the path as displayed in 'services.msc:'

C:\WINDOWS\system32\msiexec.exe /V

Startup Type: Automatic

I will restart the service, install some software and have to restart the service because it stops on it's own.

Anyone know how to keep this service from being disabled? What could be disabiling this service?

Thanks!

Joseph
 

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Once the install has been completed the Windows Installer Service (msiexec) should stop -- it is normally set not to "automatic" startup -- but to "manual" and should start without action on your part when the setup program calls for it.
 

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We have an HP Pavillion G60 laptop. For various reasons we have had to reinstall Windows twice.
Now, there are certain programs we can't install as the Windows installer service has no launch path. We get the error message "The WIndows installer service could not be accessed". When we go into services, the launch directory for the service is blank.

The files needed to launch the programs are on the computer.

The system restore fails to work. Any ideas how we fix this without having to reinstall windows yet again ?

A:Windows installer service

Try this

http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/vista-the-windows-installer-service-could-not-be-accessed/

Once i got a vista system,64 bit with same issue ,nothing worked

Browsed through the web i found a wonderful solution

Open registry editor

Navigate

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-SYSTEM-CURRENTCONTROLSET-SERVICES-MSIServer

Right click on WOW64 and select 'Modify'

Change Value Data from 1 to 0

Click on start-RUN

Type in: services.msc

Scroll down to Windows Installer and STOP the service and then START it again.

Then Reboot your machine.

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I keep getting the message "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. (etc.)" What is the Windows Installer Service? Where do I find it and how do I re-install it?
 

A:Windows Installer Service???

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;315346
 

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When I attempt to uninstall a program, in this case itunes, I get the message "windows installer service could not be accessed". I have check the registry & it is runining. I am running vista64. Thanks in advance for your help.
 

A:Windows Installer Service

hi here are a couple of possibles http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/942288
http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/how-to-fix-the-windows-installer-service-could-not-be-accessed-error/
 

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OS=WinXP Pro, 64-bit.

Weeks after my CMOS battery died, followed by a long period of trouble-shooting, we finally got my system working properly, EXCEPT that I cannot install any applications (such as Photoshop CS4), or drivers, including those which had been working on my system before the problems.

I get "Error 1719. WinInstallerService failed" during attempt to install drivers for an HP multi-funtion printer and others.

I've downloaded the latest version of same from MS website; and online instructions, followed them, but no success. I keep getting that error message, even with programs which apparently have their own installers.

I've run chkdsk at startup, found and corrected 3 errors, but no change in basic problem.

Any help? I'm out of business without my app's.

Art Miller

A:Windows Installer Service

I would just reinstall windows xp, it will make your computer almost as fast as when it was new. I just need to finish what I'm doing than I can help you in more detail, or someone else will help you in the mean time.

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I'm having problems with my windows installer service.  I've tried several different things, however, I can't get it to work.  Can anyone help me?  I've been having a lot of problems with my computer lately, so I think I may have some malware that I cannot find.  
 
Thanks for the help.

A:Windows installer service

Download Minitoolbox - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/minitoolbox/
Start application.Set ticks everywhere.Click GO button.After scan is done a log will appear.Save and attach it here.

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Hello all,

I just tried to instal Outlook 2002 over Outlook 2000. Somehow, I botched the install (forgot the reg key). I tried to uninstall, but I get a message that says

"the windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running windows in safe mode, or if the windows installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personell for assistance"

Does anyone know how to fix this?

Thanx in advance!

Peter
 

A:Windows Installer Service

Hi,
Have a look at http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;q315346 and tell me if it works

Regards,
 

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Hi

I have this frustrating error which prevents me from installing Windows Installer Service. I wanted to install Microsoft .Net framework 4.6 for Corel Graphic Suite X8 but then I had this error saying:
"Setup cannot run, because the Windows Installer Service is not available on this computer."

So I tried Googling for an answer and I tried command prompt (using run as administrator) "net start MCIServer" but It said:

"The service name is invalid".

I then opened the services window and I didn't find Windows Installer so I thought I should download it. I downloaded it from Microsoft website but again I had this error "The requested operation requires elevation".

I'm so tired of these errors and I've had a frustrating day and this is killing me at the moment.

Thank you.

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Hi
I have this frustrating error which prevents me from installing Windows Installer Service. I wanted to install Microsoft .Net framework 4.6 for Corel Graphic Suite X8 but then I had this error saying:
"Setup cannot run, because the Windows Installer Service is not available on this computer."
So I tried Googling for an answer and I tried command prompt (using run as administrator) "net start MCIServer" but It said:
"The service name is invalid".
I then opened the services window and I didn't find Windows Installer so I thought I should download it. I downloaded it from Microsoft website but again I had this error "The requested operation requires elevation".
I'm so tired of these errors and I've had a frustrating day and this is killing me at the moment.
Thank you.

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Windows Installer hell!
So far I have not found a true solution for this one. On Windows 2000 when I try to install a program I get a message that says:

"The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed.
This can occur if you are running Windows in safe
mode, or if the Windows Installer is not correctly
installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance".

I read somewhere that renaming the Windows Installer damaged files and then reinstalling Windows Installer would be the solution. I tried that but the files in question could not be renamed because they are part of the Operating System. Can anybody out there help?????
 

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I'm having a problem with Windoze XP Home, SP2. When I tried to upgrade to Office 2003 basic, an error message pops up saying,

"The windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if you are running windows in safe mode or if the windows installer is not correctly installed.Contact support personnel for assistance."

I'm not running windows in safe mode and I've never seen this problem before. I've since tried to install msn messenger 7.0 with the same result. I've tried to re-install the windows installer, but i'm not sure how to install only this component; it's not in the "optional windows components" list. I'd really rather not re-install windows if i can avoid it, what should I try next?

A:Windows Installer Service

See if the windows installer clean up utility can help.Download hereAlso have a look at this page here.

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Whenever I try to install software that requires windows installer service the installation fails.
I get error message "windows installer service cannot be accessed". I need help on what to do about it. I can't install anything that uses it. I'm running Vista Home Premium on a new Hp Pavillion 9308nr notebook.
 

A:windows installer service

Check to see if the windows installer service is running. Right click the 'My Computer' icon and choose 'manage' from the side menu. Once the console window opens, look on the left side and choose 'services' under services and applications. Scroll down the list in the right screen until you see 'windows installer', click once on it to high light it, then right click to bring up the side menu. Choose start. If the service starts properly then you should be able to install an application properly.
 

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HiWhen I tried to remove McAfee I got a message stating that Windows Installer Service couldn't be accessed because I was either in safe mode (which I wasn't) or it wasn't installed properly. I've also received this message when I've tried to instal programmes.I've visited the relevant help page http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319624/ and it states that I shouldn't get this message with XP (ah, little do they know ...). There are several options displayed on this page but I don't know which to chose. I've tried unregistering and reregistering but to no avail.Any help would be much appreciated.Many thanks.D.

A:Windows Installer Service

Hey there,I think you've got the wrong microsoft article there. I found this one for XP, which is a solution for the error - "The Windows Installer service could not be accessed". I would recommend you step through the two methods of fixing the problem and then post back with the results.Here is the link to the article + fix:http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...kb;en-us;315346David

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When attempting to install updates, I receive this message - "The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed.This can occur if you are running Windows in safe mode or if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance. The setup process could not be completed due to an internal error."

I'm using windows xp and should be able to download programs and updates - unable to now.

A:Windows Installer Service

This may or may not work, but you can try it. Try installing Windows Installer 4.5
http://www.microsoft.com/downloadS/d...9-54D056D6F9F4

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Hi,

I was getting a "windows installer service" error and could not access installer on XP and SP2 would not install either.

I went to microsoft website I followed the instructions on article 319624 (method 3).
I could not find system in the list to give control to so I typed in system and checked the box that gives full control.
Now when I try to access my computer, windows starts up and all of the icons look like a "piece of paper with the corner folded over" and when I try to access them or even my registry through the run key I get a message saying " This file has no program associated to support this action".

I can access only explorer and then most links do not work.

Anyone know what i have done, If you can help I will be grateful.

Thanks

A:Windows Installer service problems

http://support.microsoft.com/default...&product=winxp

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So I'm trying to install the Pokemon TCGO, and every time I get this message:
 
"The Windows Installer Service cannot be accessed. This can occur if you are running in Safe Mode, or if the Windows Installers is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance."
 
So I was confused for a number of reasons:
 
I'm clearly not in Safe Mode
I had already installed multiple different programs before this happened.
I can still uninstall programs
I can still install some programs, but not others (was able to install another game, but not League of Legends or Microsoft Office)
I never made any changes to anything regarding the Windows Installer before this started happening.
So I figured it was just a mishap and restarted the computer...but that didn't fix it.
 
So I tried installing as an administrator...that didn't work either.
 
So I googled the error message, and I found many different ways to approach the situation, but most of them only applied to Windows XP or 2000.
 
I will try to list everything I've attempted up until this point:
 
I typed 'msconfig' in Run and checked under Services to make sure Windows Installer was running and was set to manual...which it already was.
I checked to make sure it was started, and restarted it just to be sure.
I typed in 'regedit' and edited the MSIServer ImagePath value to that of where the actual msiexec.exe was located.
I made sure there wasn't an extra msiexec.exe anywhere, of which... Read more

A:"The Windows Installer Service cannot be accessed."

Some excellent knowledgebase articles:
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/324516
 
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2642495
 
(Also the two top search findings in Google).

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I have tried all the suggestions I can find, including the ones listed here 2+ years ago.
I tried MS's repairs, the unregister, etc.
Any ideas?

A:Windows 7 installer service could not be accessed

Have you tried https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2642495?

You can also try to repair with if above fails. http://www.tweaking.com/content/page...ll_in_one.html

If all above fail, make a new user account and log in with it. See if that will work.

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To open documents created in Office 2010, I downloaded and saved compatibility pack (FileFormatConverters.exe - 37 MB). Tried to execute it by double-clicking the filename, and got errror message Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. I Searched Tech Support Guy for help and found a posting that advised checking status of Windows Installer via Ctrl Pnl, Adm Tools, Services.

I did as suggested and found Windows Installer status Stopped, so clicked Start. On Recovery tab I selected Restart the Service for First, Second, & Subsequent failures. Clicked Apply, then OK.

Tried again to install the compatibility pack but got same error message. Went back to check status of Windows Installer and found its status Started.

I'll greatly appreciate any suggestions on what to do next. I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit).
 

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Same problem as STORMIE. Trying to download adaware2008 and I get the Windows installer service could not be accessed screen. Due to windows running in safemode. Have tried to find out how to disable safemode , no luck yet. Any advise?

A:Windows Installer Service not accessible

Exact error message, please?

Other known system problems?

Louis

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I'am having a problem with my computer i cannot install any application/software. It is always failing and a dialog box will appear and it says 'Installation failed...Windows Installer Service Cannot be Accessed'. what should i do? e.g. Driverscanner, Java,Adobe Shockwave Player, Windows Live..... I really need this softwares or application please help.

thanks,
 

A:HELP PLEASE! Windows Installer Service CANNOT BE ACCESED

hi try this 1) Boot OS in Safe Mode.
2) Then in Run Command type msiexec\ regserver
3) restart in Normal Mode
 

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Running Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit.

1) Update for Microsoft XML Core Services 4.0 Service Pack 2 for x64-based Systems (KB973688)-- keeps showing up as an update to install; however, after I install it, it shows up again in my system tray (as an update to install.)

2) Trying to install an update/upgrade (SA_2011CCPUP1.exe) for Sage Simply Accounting Pro 2011; I get: Error: -1620 This installation package could not be opened. Contact the applicaction vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package.

I contacted Sage, they are telling me that this is a Windows Installer issue.

Please help.

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Good Afternoon

I had windows 2000 and did an xp upgrade and now every time i try to do a installation i get an error the windows installer service could not be accessed. this can occur if you are running windows in safe mode.

How can i fix this please help.
 

A:Windows Installer Service problems

If the error number is 1719, see the instructions in this article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315346 (method 1, step 3).
 

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I get the error when i install or uninstall any program please do help :

I have attached the screenshot of the error.

thanks in advance

A:the windows installer service could not be accessed

Have a look at this Microsoft Fix-it, which may be relevant to your problem.

How to troubleshoot problems when you install or uninstall programs on a Windows-based computer

You might also want to check the Windows Installer 4.5 download.

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