08 September 2008 18:59
When I attempt to install HDView on my Vista Home Premium SP1 system I get a Windows Installer window wtih this info:
Windows ® Installer. V 4.5.6001.22162
msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]
</package | /i> <Product.msi>
Installs or configures a product
Administrative install - Installs a product on the network
/j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language ID>]
Advertises a product - m to all users, u to current user
</uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>
Uninstalls the product
Quiet mode, no user interaction
Unattended mode - progress bar only
Sets user interface level
n - No UI
b - Basic UI
r - Reduced UI
f - Full UI (default)
Do not restart after the installation is complete
Prompts the user for restart if necessary
Always restart the computer after installation
i - Status messages
w - Nonfatal warnings
e - All error messages
a - Start up of actions
r - Action-specific records
u - User requests
c - Initial UI parameters
m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
o - Out-of-disk-space messages
p - Terminal properties
v - Verbose output
x - Extra debugging information
+ - Append to existing log file
! - Flush each line to the log
* - Log all information, except for v and x options
Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>
/uninstall <PatchCodeGuid>[;Update2.msp] /package <Product.msi | ProductCode>
Remove update(s) for a product
/f[p|e|c|m|s|o|d|a|u|v] <Product.msi | ProductCode>
Repairs a product
p - only if file is missing
o - if file is missing or an older version is installed (default)
e - if file is missing or an equal or older version is installed
d - if file is missing or a different version is installed
c - if file is missing or checksum does not match the calculated value
a - forces all files to be reinstalled
u - all required user-specific registry entries (default)
m - all required computer-specific registry entries (default)
s - all existing shortcuts (default)
v - runs from source and recaches local package
Setting Public Properties
Consult the Windows ® Installer SDK for additional documentation on the
command line syntax.
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After clicking OK (the only option) the window closes and nothing happens.
I tried installing the latest version of Windows Installer but it said "this update does not apply to your system." So what should I look for next>
08 September 2008 22:07How are you starting the install process? Are you double clicking the msi or running msiexec from the command line?
08 September 2008 22:36I tried to install it 6 different ways and always got the same result:
1. From FireFox 3.0.1 by clicking on the Install Now button, saving the install file, and using the OPen option of the file from the FireFox download applet.
2. Same as 1. but I switched to the IE engine within FireFox.
3. Same as 1. but I used IE8.
4. same as 3. but I started IE in Admin mode (even though I am an Admin user on my system.)
5. Double clicked on the .msi file in Explorer.
6. Right clicked the .msi file in Explorer and used Open.