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#1 floyd

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:27 PM

I downloaded a free utility from a legitimate site and the file has a .MSI extension. When I click on it the installer opens and after I accept the EULA get an error that says I should verify that the file exist and that I can access it.
I am using XP home with full admin rights as the only user.
I never have any problems with .EXE installs. I checked the file associations for .msi in Explorer and it is using Windows Installer.
Any ideas?
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 03:16 PM

Figured it out, but don't know why it's necessary. I sent it to a zip file and ran it from there and it worked.
I'm puzzled. Are you all able to run a MSI file and have it install directly?
Just curious.
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Figured it out, but don't know why it's necessary. I sent it to a zip file and ran it from there and it worked.
I'm puzzled. Are you all able to run a MSI file and have it install directly?
Just curious.
Floyd

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Posted 03 October 2007 - 07:42 PM

I have no trouble installing .msi files.

There are various file extensions which result in programs being installed, .exe is just one of the more common ones.

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