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Error installing software

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  • Windows XP
Last response: in Windows XP
June 28, 2002 11:45:43 AM

Hi All,
My problem is that everytime I attempt to install any software lately, I get the message "name of software installer has encountered a problem and needs to close. sorry blah blah blah". This is very recent. I run Win XP Pro and everything seems fine. I did the Win update, but still no dice. What can be the problem? It happens to more than one software installation and even to other files that I download. Any help would be appreciated.

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June 29, 2002 5:35:23 AM

Wich programs?

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June 29, 2002 6:07:21 PM

Hi Brainstorm,
I installed Incredimail which works just fine, however when I attempt to install more animations, this message comes up. It also happens very frequently to other types of software. I don't want to have to reformat my drive and reinstall everything all over. Any suggestions? Thanks
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June 29, 2002 11:18:46 PM

Again...which programs? You only mentioned one. :smile:

If they were downloaded, download them again. If they were bought CDs, then check for scratches. Just some suggestions for now until you <b>divulge the information of software you're trying to install!</b> :lol: 


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June 30, 2002 5:29:07 AM

You can search the MS knowledge base for the software you are trying to install, the error message you stated is generally due to incompatible software. Try to find an update for XP or maybe the knowledge base will give you a workaround. Maybe the apps you are trying to install are just not compatible with XP at the moment.

Hope that will help

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