Windows Installer Cleanup Utility


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Bill

I have a previous question on the Windows Installer not working right. The
ultimate conclusion of this issue was that I had to reinstall Win XP. I have
been holding off doing this so I would not loose any software on my machine.
I have continued to search for solutions to this problem and stumbled upon
this Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. REf Article # 290301. I was wondering
if anyone else has used it and what results they had. I have down loaded it
and tried to run it but got an error message " THE WINDOWS INSTALLER SERVICE
COULD NOT BE ACCESSED. THIS CAN OCCUR.....".
 
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Shenan Stanley

Bill said:
I have a previous question on the Windows Installer not working
right. The ultimate conclusion of this issue was that I had to
reinstall Win XP. I have been holding off doing this so I would not
loose any software on my machine. I have continued to search for
solutions to this problem and stumbled upon this Windows Installer
Cleanup Utility. REf Article # 290301. I was wondering if anyone
else has used it and what results they had. I have down loaded it
and tried to run it but got an error message " THE WINDOWS
INSTALLER SERVICE COULD NOT BE ACCESSED. THIS CAN OCCUR.....".

In other words - your system is quite messed up.

"Windows Installer Service could not be accessed" error message when
installing application
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319624/

If that does not fix your issue(s) - I suggest a repair installation.
Repair installations should leave everything intact but fix the system
itself. My suggestion is to create an integrated SP3 CD for the repair
installation (Google for how).

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

How to perform an in-place upgrade (reinstallation) of Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315341
 
F

Fulong

Bill said:
I have a previous question on the Windows Installer not working right. The
ultimate conclusion of this issue was that I had to reinstall Win XP. I have
been holding off doing this so I would not loose any software on my machine.
I have continued to search for solutions to this problem and stumbled upon
this Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. REf Article # 290301. I was wondering
if anyone else has used it and what results they had. I have down loaded it
and tried to run it but got an error message " THE WINDOWS INSTALLER SERVICE
COULD NOT BE ACCESSED. THIS CAN OCCUR.....".
 
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Fulong

Just uninstall the utility and the try to reinstall it. It appears to work
fine on my system
 

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