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Application conflict w/Windows Installer

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by mikelee101, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. mikelee101

    mikelee101 Flightless Bird

    Hello All,
    We recently had a machine that had Windows reinstalled (XP Pro, SP3). It
    was done from an SP3 CD. All applications then reinstalled fine except one
    (Sage Timberline Office). The error said that Windows Installer was
    configured incorrectly.
    It would appear that this application is incompatible with the version of
    installer in SP3. I'm looking for a way to roll the version of Windows
    Installer back to 3.01.
    I don't see SP3 in the Add/Remove Programs dialogue box (Show Updates is
    checked). I imagine I can get it to work by doing another Windows reinstall
    from an SP2 CD, then install Timberline, then download SP3, but I'm hoping
    there's another trick.
    I did try unregistering msiexec and then renaming msi.dll, msihnd.dll and
    msiexec.exe (KB886630) followed by trying to install Windows Installer 3.01
    (KB893803), but it told me that the current version was newer and that there
    was no reason to run this update.
    If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
    --
    Mike Lee
    McKinney,TX USA
     
  2. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "mikelee101" wrote:

    > Hello All,
    > We recently had a machine that had Windows reinstalled (XP Pro, SP3). It
    > was done from an SP3 CD. All applications then reinstalled fine except one
    > (Sage Timberline Office). The error said that Windows Installer was
    > configured incorrectly.
    > It would appear that this application is incompatible with the version of
    > installer in SP3. I'm looking for a way to roll the version of Windows
    > Installer back to 3.01.
    > I don't see SP3 in the Add/Remove Programs dialogue box (Show Updates is
    > checked). I imagine I can get it to work by doing another Windows reinstall
    > from an SP2 CD, then install Timberline, then download SP3, but I'm hoping
    > there's another trick.
    > I did try unregistering msiexec and then renaming msi.dll, msihnd.dll and
    > msiexec.exe (KB886630) followed by trying to install Windows Installer 3.01
    > (KB893803), but it told me that the current version was newer and that there
    > was no reason to run this update.
    > If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.
    >
    > Thanks.
    > --
    > Mike Lee
    > McKinney,TX USA


    Try installing from a clean boot state or safe mode. You never know, it
    might just install. I have an old Toshiba Satellite laptop that locks up
    solid requiring to power off by holding in the power button when attempting
    to install Ccleaner. But in safe mode it installs just fine. Probably some
    startup application that interferes with the installer, but I've never
    bothered to find out which one.
     
  3. mikelee101

    mikelee101 Flightless Bird

    When I started in Safe Mode and tried reinstalling Timberline, it told me
    that Windows Installer was not available in Safe Mode. I also tried
    installing the 3.01 version of Installer, but it still told me that the
    version I had was more current.
    I've also since noticed that Word won't open. It gives an error and says to
    insert the CD and run Repair. Upon doing this and clicking Diagnose and
    Repair problems with my office installation, it thinks for about a minute and
    a half and then I get a pop up that says "Windows Installer has encountered a
    problem and needs to close..."
    Not sure if they are related or not, but figured I'd mention it.

    Thanks.
    --
    Mike Lee
    McKinney,TX USA


    "Mark Adams" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "mikelee101" wrote:
    >
    > > Hello All,
    > > We recently had a machine that had Windows reinstalled (XP Pro, SP3). It
    > > was done from an SP3 CD. All applications then reinstalled fine except one
    > > (Sage Timberline Office). The error said that Windows Installer was
    > > configured incorrectly.
    > > It would appear that this application is incompatible with the version of
    > > installer in SP3. I'm looking for a way to roll the version of Windows
    > > Installer back to 3.01.
    > > I don't see SP3 in the Add/Remove Programs dialogue box (Show Updates is
    > > checked). I imagine I can get it to work by doing another Windows reinstall
    > > from an SP2 CD, then install Timberline, then download SP3, but I'm hoping
    > > there's another trick.
    > > I did try unregistering msiexec and then renaming msi.dll, msihnd.dll and
    > > msiexec.exe (KB886630) followed by trying to install Windows Installer 3.01
    > > (KB893803), but it told me that the current version was newer and that there
    > > was no reason to run this update.
    > > If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    > > --
    > > Mike Lee
    > > McKinney,TX USA

    >
    > Try installing from a clean boot state or safe mode. You never know, it
    > might just install. I have an old Toshiba Satellite laptop that locks up
    > solid requiring to power off by holding in the power button when attempting
    > to install Ccleaner. But in safe mode it installs just fine. Probably some
    > startup application that interferes with the installer, but I've never
    > bothered to find out which one.
     
  4. Mark Adams

    Mark Adams Flightless Bird

    "mikelee101" wrote:

    > When I started in Safe Mode and tried reinstalling Timberline, it told me
    > that Windows Installer was not available in Safe Mode. I also tried
    > installing the 3.01 version of Installer, but it still told me that the
    > version I had was more current.
    > I've also since noticed that Word won't open. It gives an error and says to
    > insert the CD and run Repair. Upon doing this and clicking Diagnose and
    > Repair problems with my office installation, it thinks for about a minute and
    > a half and then I get a pop up that says "Windows Installer has encountered a
    > problem and needs to close..."
    > Not sure if they are related or not, but figured I'd mention it.
    >
    > Thanks.
    > --
    > Mike Lee
    > McKinney,TX USA
    >


    Have you installed the .net Framework? Some softwares won't install or work
    without the Framework package. I was going to suggest using the Windows
    Installer Cleanup Utility, but I see it has been removed from the Microsoft
    Download Center because it can cause damage to Microsoft Office
    installations. Not sure what else to suggest.

    >
    > "Mark Adams" wrote:
    >
    > >
    > >
    > > "mikelee101" wrote:
    > >
    > > > Hello All,
    > > > We recently had a machine that had Windows reinstalled (XP Pro, SP3). It
    > > > was done from an SP3 CD. All applications then reinstalled fine except one
    > > > (Sage Timberline Office). The error said that Windows Installer was
    > > > configured incorrectly.
    > > > It would appear that this application is incompatible with the version of
    > > > installer in SP3. I'm looking for a way to roll the version of Windows
    > > > Installer back to 3.01.
    > > > I don't see SP3 in the Add/Remove Programs dialogue box (Show Updates is
    > > > checked). I imagine I can get it to work by doing another Windows reinstall
    > > > from an SP2 CD, then install Timberline, then download SP3, but I'm hoping
    > > > there's another trick.
    > > > I did try unregistering msiexec and then renaming msi.dll, msihnd.dll and
    > > > msiexec.exe (KB886630) followed by trying to install Windows Installer 3.01
    > > > (KB893803), but it told me that the current version was newer and that there
    > > > was no reason to run this update.
    > > > If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.
    > > >
    > > > Thanks.
    > > > --
    > > > Mike Lee
    > > > McKinney,TX USA

    > >
    > > Try installing from a clean boot state or safe mode. You never know, it
    > > might just install. I have an old Toshiba Satellite laptop that locks up
    > > solid requiring to power off by holding in the power button when attempting
    > > to install Ccleaner. But in safe mode it installs just fine. Probably some
    > > startup application that interferes with the installer, but I've never
    > > bothered to find out which one.
     
  5. mikelee101

    mikelee101 Flightless Bird

    Yeah...it's got .NET 1.1, 2.0 SP2, 3.0 SP2 and 3.5 SP1, which is consistent
    with what's on our other machines that are functioning normally.
    --
    Mike Lee
    McKinney,TX USA


    "Mark Adams" wrote:

    >
    >
    > "mikelee101" wrote:
    >
    > > When I started in Safe Mode and tried reinstalling Timberline, it told me
    > > that Windows Installer was not available in Safe Mode. I also tried
    > > installing the 3.01 version of Installer, but it still told me that the
    > > version I had was more current.
    > > I've also since noticed that Word won't open. It gives an error and says to
    > > insert the CD and run Repair. Upon doing this and clicking Diagnose and
    > > Repair problems with my office installation, it thinks for about a minute and
    > > a half and then I get a pop up that says "Windows Installer has encountered a
    > > problem and needs to close..."
    > > Not sure if they are related or not, but figured I'd mention it.
    > >
    > > Thanks.
    > > --
    > > Mike Lee
    > > McKinney,TX USA
    > >

    >
    > Have you installed the .net Framework? Some softwares won't install or work
    > without the Framework package. I was going to suggest using the Windows
    > Installer Cleanup Utility, but I see it has been removed from the Microsoft
    > Download Center because it can cause damage to Microsoft Office
    > installations. Not sure what else to suggest.
    >
    > >
    > > "Mark Adams" wrote:
    > >
    > > >
    > > >
    > > > "mikelee101" wrote:
    > > >
    > > > > Hello All,
    > > > > We recently had a machine that had Windows reinstalled (XP Pro, SP3). It
    > > > > was done from an SP3 CD. All applications then reinstalled fine except one
    > > > > (Sage Timberline Office). The error said that Windows Installer was
    > > > > configured incorrectly.
    > > > > It would appear that this application is incompatible with the version of
    > > > > installer in SP3. I'm looking for a way to roll the version of Windows
    > > > > Installer back to 3.01.
    > > > > I don't see SP3 in the Add/Remove Programs dialogue box (Show Updates is
    > > > > checked). I imagine I can get it to work by doing another Windows reinstall
    > > > > from an SP2 CD, then install Timberline, then download SP3, but I'm hoping
    > > > > there's another trick.
    > > > > I did try unregistering msiexec and then renaming msi.dll, msihnd.dll and
    > > > > msiexec.exe (KB886630) followed by trying to install Windows Installer 3.01
    > > > > (KB893803), but it told me that the current version was newer and that there
    > > > > was no reason to run this update.
    > > > > If anyone has any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.
    > > > >
    > > > > Thanks.
    > > > > --
    > > > > Mike Lee
    > > > > McKinney,TX USA
    > > >
    > > > Try installing from a clean boot state or safe mode. You never know, it
    > > > might just install. I have an old Toshiba Satellite laptop that locks up
    > > > solid requiring to power off by holding in the power button when attempting
    > > > to install Ccleaner. But in safe mode it installs just fine. Probably some
    > > > startup application that interferes with the installer, but I've never
    > > > bothered to find out which one.
     

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