Windows Installer Window Upon Login

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Logging on to a Windows XP Dell desktop, a window is always open named
"Windows Installer" with the following text inside. It can be closed, but
this is a new phenomenon and annoying. Any help to open with a clean screen
would be appreciated?
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Windows ® Installer. V 3.00.3790.2180

msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]

Install Options

</package | /i> <Product.msi>

Installs or configures a product

/a <Product.msi>

Administrative install - Installs a product
on the network

/j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language ID>]

Advertises a product - m to all users, u to
current user

</uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>

Uninstalls the product

Display Options

/quiet

Quiet mode, no user interaction

/passive

Unattended mode - progress bar only

/q[n|b|r|f]

Sets user interface level

n - No UI

b - Basic UI

r - Reduced UI

f - Full UI (default)

/help

Help information

Restart Options

/norestart

Do not restart after the installation is
complete

/promptrestart

Prompts the user for restart if necessary

/forcerestart

Always restart the computer after installation

Logging Options

/l <LogFile>

i - Status messages

w - Nonfatal warnings

e - All error messages

a - Start up of actions

r - Action-specific records

u - User requests

c - Initial UI parameters

m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information

o - Out-of-disk-space messages

p - Terminal properties

v - Verbose output

x - Extra debugging information

+ - Append to existing log file

! - Flush each line to the log

* - Log all information, except for v and x
options

/log <LogFile>

Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>

Update Options

/update <Update1.msp>[;Update2.msp]

Applies update(s)

/uninstall <PatchCodeGuid>[;Update2.msp] /package
<Product.msi | ProductCode>

Remove update(s) for a product

Repair Options

/f[p|e|c|m|s|o|d|a|u|v] <Product.msi | ProductCode>

Repairs a product

p - only if file is missing

o - if file is missing or an older version
is installed (default)

e - if file is missing or an equal or older
version is installed

d - if file is missing or a different
version is installed

c - if file is missing or checksum does not
match the calculated value

a - forces all files to be reinstalled

u - all required user-specific registry
entries (default)

m - all required computer-specific registry
entries (default)

s - all existing shortcuts (default)

v - runs from source and recaches local
package

Setting Public Properties

[PROPERTY=PropertyValue]



Consult the Windows ® Installer SDK for additional documentation on the

command line syntax.



Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

Portions of this software are based in part on the work of the Independent
JPEG Group.
--
Larry
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    "LarryM" <LarryM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:7758F416-736C-4DDD-90A8-BDD685FB2435@microsoft.com...
    > Logging on to a Windows XP Dell desktop, a window is always open named
    > "Windows Installer" with the following text inside. It can be closed, but
    > this is a new phenomenon and annoying. Any help to open with a clean
    > screen
    > would be appreciated?
    > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > Windows ® Installer. V 3.00.3790.2180
    >
    > msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]
    >
    > Install Options
    >
    > </package | /i> <Product.msi>
    >
    > Installs or configures a product
    >
    > /a <Product.msi>
    >
    > Administrative install - Installs a product
    > on the network
    >
    > /j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language
    > ID>]
    >
    > Advertises a product - m to all users, u to
    > current user
    >
    > </uninstall | /x> <Product.msi | ProductCode>
    >
    > Uninstalls the product
    >
    > Display Options
    >
    > /quiet
    >
    > Quiet mode, no user interaction
    >
    > /passive
    >
    > Unattended mode - progress bar only
    >
    > /q[n|b|r|f]
    >
    > Sets user interface level
    >
    > n - No UI
    >
    > b - Basic UI
    >
    > r - Reduced UI
    >
    > f - Full UI (default)
    >
    > /help
    >
    > Help information
    >
    > Restart Options
    >
    > /norestart
    >
    > Do not restart after the installation is
    > complete
    >
    > /promptrestart
    >
    > Prompts the user for restart if necessary
    >
    > /forcerestart
    >
    > Always restart the computer after
    > installation
    >
    > Logging Options
    >
    > /l <LogFile>
    >
    > i - Status messages
    >
    > w - Nonfatal warnings
    >
    > e - All error messages
    >
    > a - Start up of actions
    >
    > r - Action-specific records
    >
    > u - User requests
    >
    > c - Initial UI parameters
    >
    > m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
    >
    > o - Out-of-disk-space messages
    >
    > p - Terminal properties
    >
    > v - Verbose output
    >
    > x - Extra debugging information
    >
    > + - Append to existing log file
    >
    > ! - Flush each line to the log
    >
    > * - Log all information, except for v and x
    > options
    >
    > /log <LogFile>
    >
    > Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>
    >
    > Update Options
    >
    > /update <Update1.msp>[;Update2.msp]
    >
    > Applies update(s)
    >
    > /uninstall <PatchCodeGuid>[;Update2.msp] /package
    > <Product.msi | ProductCode>
    >
    > Remove update(s) for a product
    >
    > Repair Options
    >
    > /f[p|e|c|m|s|o|d|a|u|v] <Product.msi | ProductCode>
    >
    > Repairs a product
    >
    > p - only if file is missing
    >
    > o - if file is missing or an older version
    > is installed (default)
    >
    > e - if file is missing or an equal or older
    > version is installed
    >
    > d - if file is missing or a different
    > version is installed
    >
    > c - if file is missing or checksum does not
    > match the calculated value
    >
    > a - forces all files to be reinstalled
    >
    > u - all required user-specific registry
    > entries (default)
    >
    > m - all required computer-specific registry
    > entries (default)
    >
    > s - all existing shortcuts (default)
    >
    > v - runs from source and recaches local
    > package
    >
    > Setting Public Properties
    >
    > [PROPERTY=PropertyValue]
    >
    >
    >
    > Consult the Windows ® Installer SDK for additional documentation on the
    >
    > command line syntax.
    >
    >
    >
    > Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    >
    > Portions of this software are based in part on the work of the Independent
    > JPEG Group.
    > --
    > Larry


    How to resolve Common "Windows Installer" Problems
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=555175

    --
    William
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

    I will try it, thanks!
    L

    "WTC" wrote:

    > "LarryM" <LarryM@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:7758F416-736C-4DDD-90A8-BDD685FB2435@microsoft.com...
    > > Logging on to a Windows XP Dell desktop, a window is always open named
    > > "Windows Installer" with the following text inside. It can be closed, but
    > > this is a new phenomenon and annoying. Any help to open with a clean
    > > screen
    > > would be appreciated?
    > > ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    > > Windows ® Installer. V 3.00.3790.2180
    > >
    > > msiexec /Option <Required Parameter> [Optional Parameter]
    > >
    > > Install Options
    > >
    > > </package> <Product.msi>
    > >
    > > Installs or configures a product
    > >
    > > /a <Product.msi>
    > >
    > > Administrative install - Installs a product
    > > on the network
    > >
    > > /j<u|m> <Product.msi> [/t <Transform List>] [/g <Language
    > > ID>]
    > >
    > > Advertises a product - m to all users, u to
    > > current user
    > >
    > > </uninstall> <Product.msi | ProductCode>
    > >
    > > Uninstalls the product
    > >
    > > Display Options
    > >
    > > /quiet
    > >
    > > Quiet mode, no user interaction
    > >
    > > /passive
    > >
    > > Unattended mode - progress bar only
    > >
    > > /q[n|b|r|f]
    > >
    > > Sets user interface level
    > >
    > > n - No UI
    > >
    > > b - Basic UI
    > >
    > > r - Reduced UI
    > >
    > > f - Full UI (default)
    > >
    > > /help
    > >
    > > Help information
    > >
    > > Restart Options
    > >
    > > /norestart
    > >
    > > Do not restart after the installation is
    > > complete
    > >
    > > /promptrestart
    > >
    > > Prompts the user for restart if necessary
    > >
    > > /forcerestart
    > >
    > > Always restart the computer after
    > > installation
    > >
    > > Logging Options
    > >
    > > /l <LogFile>
    > >
    > > i - Status messages
    > >
    > > w - Nonfatal warnings
    > >
    > > e - All error messages
    > >
    > > a - Start up of actions
    > >
    > > r - Action-specific records
    > >
    > > u - User requests
    > >
    > > c - Initial UI parameters
    > >
    > > m - Out-of-memory or fatal exit information
    > >
    > > o - Out-of-disk-space messages
    > >
    > > p - Terminal properties
    > >
    > > v - Verbose output
    > >
    > > x - Extra debugging information
    > >
    > > + - Append to existing log file
    > >
    > > ! - Flush each line to the log
    > >
    > > * - Log all information, except for v and x
    > > options
    > >
    > > /log <LogFile>
    > >
    > > Equivalent of /l* <LogFile>
    > >
    > > Update Options
    > >
    > > /update <Update1.msp>[;Update2.msp]
    > >
    > > Applies update(s)
    > >
    > > /uninstall <PatchCodeGuid>[;Update2.msp] /package
    > > <Product.msi | ProductCode>
    > >
    > > Remove update(s) for a product
    > >
    > > Repair Options
    > >
    > > /f[p|e|c|m|s|o|d|a|u|v] <Product.msi | ProductCode>
    > >
    > > Repairs a product
    > >
    > > p - only if file is missing
    > >
    > > o - if file is missing or an older version
    > > is installed (default)
    > >
    > > e - if file is missing or an equal or older
    > > version is installed
    > >
    > > d - if file is missing or a different
    > > version is installed
    > >
    > > c - if file is missing or checksum does not
    > > match the calculated value
    > >
    > > a - forces all files to be reinstalled
    > >
    > > u - all required user-specific registry
    > > entries (default)
    > >
    > > m - all required computer-specific registry
    > > entries (default)
    > >
    > > s - all existing shortcuts (default)
    > >
    > > v - runs from source and recaches local
    > > package
    > >
    > > Setting Public Properties
    > >
    > > [PROPERTY=PropertyValue]
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Consult the Windows ® Installer SDK for additional documentation on the
    > >
    > > command line syntax.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Copyright © Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.
    > >
    > > Portions of this software are based in part on the work of the Independent
    > > JPEG Group.
    > > --
    > > Larry
    >
    >
    > How to resolve Common "Windows Installer" Problems
    > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=555175
    >
    > --
    > William
    >
    >
    >
    >
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