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Anonymous
August 4, 2005 1:15:06 PM

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On my dell... windows xp home, suddenly a windows installer screen keeps
popping up before loading anything... Very annoying. What causes it, and
how do I get rid of it?
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TeeGall
Anonymous
August 4, 2005 3:19:53 PM

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Have you tried contacting Dell?

"TeeGall" <nyrakkasan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:482865AB-0564-415E-B963-5236A8AA90FE@microsoft.com...
> On my dell... windows xp home, suddenly a windows installer screen keeps
> popping up before loading anything... Very annoying. What causes it, and
> how do I get rid of it?
> --
> TeeGall
Anonymous
August 4, 2005 3:19:54 PM

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Thank You Jone Doe... I will do that. Thought I could solve it, but that may
be the best way.
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TeeGall


"Jone Doe" wrote:

> Have you tried contacting Dell?
>
> "TeeGall" <nyrakkasan@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:482865AB-0564-415E-B963-5236A8AA90FE@microsoft.com...
> > On my dell... windows xp home, suddenly a windows installer screen keeps
> > popping up before loading anything... Very annoying. What causes it, and
> > how do I get rid of it?
> > --
> > TeeGall
>
>
>
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Anonymous
August 4, 2005 10:21:45 PM

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TeeGall wrote:

> On my dell... windows xp home, suddenly a windows installer
> screen keeps popping up before loading anything... Very
> annoying. What causes it, and how do I get rid of it?
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


--
torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
Anonymous
August 4, 2005 10:21:46 PM

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Thank you Torgeir Bakken.... I will try your suggestions asap... will let you
know what happens. Can't do it today... time limit on me.
--
TeeGall


"Torgeir Bakken (MVP)" wrote:

> TeeGall wrote:
>
> > On my dell... windows xp home, suddenly a windows installer
> > screen keeps popping up before loading anything... Very
> > annoying. What causes it, and how do I get rid of it?
> 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
>
>
> --
> torgeir, Microsoft MVP Scripting and WMI, Porsgrunn Norway
> Administration scripting examples and an ONLINE version of
> the 1328 page Scripting Guide:
> http://www.microsoft.com/technet/scriptcenter/default.m...
>
!