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Where Can I get a replacement file for Windows Installer for XP Pro SP3?

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#1 NanZee


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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:19 PM

Mine is either corrupted or missing.    I was unable to uninstall the Microsoft Security Essentials..(Had to use a batch file from the Knowledge Base) .and then am unable to install a new virus scanner because I am getting an error that the program cannot access the Windows Installer "possibly it is not configured correctly"   The folder Config MSI is empty.

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 04:44 PM

I believe this is what you are looking for:  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=8483

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Posted 25 April 2014 - 06:24 PM

 I was unable to uninstall the Microsoft Security Essentials..

This is the Onsite link from Bleeping Computer. Please download your new Antivirus program to your desktop first > Next Uninstall M.S.E. > Next install your new Antivirus -

M.S.E. is now a problem with XP Systems, so please try another Antivirus program now.


As usual, watch for any extra offered Add-Ons or included programs with your new download, and do not accept them.

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