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31-12-2007, 09:50 AM
Whenever I try to install a new program like an anti-virus program or a new version of java, I get a window popping up saying that I don't have windows installer or that I'm running Windows in safe mode which I'm not. How do I get this windows installer thing working?

Speedy Gonzales
31-12-2007, 09:58 AM
Try installing this first (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=889482FC-5F56-4A38-B838-DE776FD4138C&displaylang=en)

Is XP up to date with updates?

If youre using XP.

31-12-2007, 10:02 AM
which file do I download? there's 3 of them

2 KB

windows installer 3.1 EULA.doc

58 KB


2.5 MB

Speedy Gonzales
31-12-2007, 10:06 AM
The bottom one thats the only exe file.

The other 2 are text files.

31-12-2007, 10:15 AM
Okay, I downloaded it but when I tried to get the latest verion of java but it still says that I don't have windows installer./

31-12-2007, 10:19 AM
sily question I know
once you downloaded the exe from microsoft did you install it
and have you done your updates

Speedy Gonzales
31-12-2007, 10:19 AM

Did u get the version of Java thats in my sig below??

31-12-2007, 10:26 AM
I tried to download Java6 update 3 or something like that and yes, I did install it the Windows Installer but it still isn't working.

Speedy Gonzales
31-12-2007, 10:40 AM
So, have u installed ALL of the XP updates, including SP1 or 2?