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Rectify MSI Installer Problem to Install Software in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

When Windows 7 is installed on a computer and has grown mature it starts decreasing its performance by the time. In other words when users keep on using the operating system on a regular basis after sometime registry files and other executable files start getting corrupt and sometimes they may fail to run at all. Another very common problem that old Windows 7 operating system generates is that it does not allow users to install any software application. Most common error that users experience in these cases is the problem with MSI installer. Many users do not know how to rectify this problem and therefore in home environments they call for service engineers which many times charge a decent amount and they simply do a clean install of the operating system. This problem can easily be rectified by running a small command in the command window and this can be done even by home users. As a Windows 7 user if you want to do so you need to follow the steps mentioned as below:

  1. Logon to Windows 7 computer with the account that has elevated privileges.

  2. Click on Start button and click on All Programs.

  3. From the available menu click on Accessories container and right click on Command Prompt.

  4. From the menu click on Run as administrator and click on Yes button on User Account Control confirmation box.

  5. In the command window type reg delete HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftSQMClientWindowsDisabledSessions /va /fcommand and and press enter key to execute it.

  6. If required restart the computer to allow the changes to take effect.