[pcductape] Re: How do I stop Windows Installer?

  • From: Trapper <trapper@xxxxxxx>
  • To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Sun, 04 Apr 2004 13:47:37 -0800

Hey it's MS..what do you expect...I mean to say what do you want for your
$..something that works..geesh!  :-)
----- Original Message ----- 
From: <wizard@xxxxxxxx>
To: <pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, April 04, 2004 10:11 AM
Subject: [pcductape] Re: How do I stop Windows Installer?


> Quoting Carl <ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>:
>
> > The problem has been on this machine for about a year and it use to be
> > associated with Adobe but that has stopped and now the program is
Unicare.
> > I use to have the insurance software Unicare on this machine but I
> > uninstalled it about a year ago.   I did write to the company Unicare
and
> > they cannot help me and tell me to call Microsoft;  that it's a Windows
> > problem.
>
> True, but that's passing the buck; they should be willing to do the
reasearch
> necessary to resolve a problem that relates to their software, instead of
> expecting a presumably-ignorant user to fix it.  An excellent reason to
not do
> business with that company, I think.
>
> The Wiindows Installer Cleanup Utility will probably take care of this:
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=240116
>
> Be sure to tell the company about it, so that they won't have an excuse to
pass
> the buck again.
>
> Another related utility, if you have MSI 2.x, is MSIREGMV; apparently
registry
> entries for MSI 1.x don't always get moved to their new MSI 2.x locations
when
> MSI is upgraded, and this can cause no end of problems with updating or
> removing MSI-installed applications.
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=326204
>
> If you don't already have MSIREGMV on your system, you can download it
from
> here:
>
> http://www.newboundary.com/support/docs/Tips_and_Tricks/msiregmv.exe
>
> You will not see any messages when you run it; the mouse pointer will
flash busy
> for a quick moment.
>
> MSI 2.x can be downloaded from here:
>
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/release.asp?ReleaseID=32832
>
> --Scott.
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