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How to re-install the windows installer ?

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Posted 01 December 2003 - 18:00

Hi all.

When I try to reinstall the MSI, the systems says "impossible, this service already exists".
I first stopped and desactivated the service.

I also tried to delete
msi.dll (impossible, in use...)

I then re-registered these files, but still problem.

Thanks by advance for any ideas.


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Posted 04 December 2003 - 07:51

Try this
msiexec /unregister

Delete the Msi.dll, Msiexec.exe, and Msihnd.dll files from the system folder.
You must rename these files from the command prompt.

Restart Windows.

Run the Instmsi.exe program to install and register the engine files again.

msiexec /regserver
If that doesnt work, I have few other ways as well