What version of Windows Installer do I have?
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|Windows Installer 4.5||4.5.6001.22159||Released as a redistributable for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and later, and Windows Server 2003 with SP1 and later.|
|Windows Installer 5.0||5.0.7600.16385 or greater||Released with Windows Server 2008 R2 and later and Windows 7 and later.|
What are Windows Installer packages?
An installation package contains all of the information that the Windows Installer requires to install or uninstall an application or product and to run the setup user interface.
What is Windows Installer redistributable?
See the section Released Versions of Windows Installer to determine which products shipped versions of the Windows Installer. The redistributable update package for a version is made available after the release of the product that ships with a specific Windows Installer version.
How do I open Windows Installer package?
In the Open box, type msconfig, and then click OK. (The screen shot for this step is listed below). On the Services tab, click to select the check box that is next to Windows Installer.
How do I know if Windows Installer 4.5 is installed?
- Click on ‘Start’
- Then click ‘Run’
- In the box type ” msiexec ” then click OK.
- Then another box will come up and at the top of the box the first line should read which which version of Windows Installer you have installed on your PC.
- It should look something like this ” Windows ® Installer. V 4.5. 6001.22159 “
Can you install Windows Installer 3.0 on Windows XP?
This redistributable component is only for 32-bit operating systems. You cannot install this component on a computer that is running the 64-bit versions of Windows Server 2003 or of Windows XP. You can install Windows Installer 3.0 redistributable on Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) and on the release version of Windows Server 2003.
Is it safe to install Windows XP Service Pack 3?
If you implement this workaround, take any appropriate additional steps to help protect the computer. To make sure that you have a good experience when you install Windows XP Service Pack 3 (SP3), it is always good to check whether your computer is ready for Windows XP SP3. This article gives you the prerequisites to install Windows XP SP3.
What should I do before installing Windows XP SP3?
This may cause the Windows XP SP3 installation to fail. To make sure that you can successfully install Windows XP SP3, temporarily disable your antivirus software including any antispyware and third-party firewall programs. To do this, right-click your antivirus program icon, and then click Disable.
Is there a Windows installer for Windows Server 2003?
You can install Windows Installer 3.0 redistributable on Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3) and on the release version of Windows Server 2003. Windows Installer 3.1 was included with Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1).