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Why does program want to install?

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September 17, 2004 6:40:56 PM

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I had to reinstall Xp over itself to get back in. Now the
problem is that any time I try and open mycomputer,
anything, it does not matter it wants to start installing
ms money. Where is the association with that? Is there a
registry setting I can check or change?

Thanks, Dave

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Anonymous
September 18, 2004 4:51:57 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.configuration_manage (More info?)

Dave wrote:

> I had to reinstall Xp over itself to get back in. Now the
> problem is that any time I try and open mycomputer,
> anything, it does not matter it wants to start installing
> ms money. Where is the association with that? Is there a
> registry setting I can check or change?
>
> Thanks, Dave
Hi

Most likely it is Windows Installer doing an on-demand installation...

See "Every time I launch my application, Windows Installer performs an
installation. How can I determine the cause of the on-demand installation?"
in the FAQ at

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/community/centers/...

To access the Application Log in the Event viewer,
run the following command from Start/Run:

eventvwr.msc


If you are running Windows XP (or have access to a Windows XP computer,
you can copy MSIZAP.EXE over to your Win2k computer):

If a product code is listed there and this product is not really installed,
MSIZAP.EXE is maybe able to fix this issue, it is included as a utility in
the support tools installation package (on your WinXP CD) with some
additional
documentation included in suptools.chm (installed by suptools.msi).

It will remove all Windows Installer entries for a product key that you feed
it with.

Note that if MSIZAP.EXE is used incorrectly it can affect other applications
on the machine.

Based on the documentation in
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/en-us/msi/setup/msiza...

this is what you should run:

msizap T {product code}

an example:
msizap T {FFB37294-1155-17D3-A809-0250BAAFB1AB}


Alternatively, for a more user friendly interface to MSIZAP.EXE ,
take a look at this article:

Description of the Windows Installer CleanUp Utility
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;290301


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torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
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