.msi will not install



Arnoldf
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
When I double click a downloaded .msi file I get a message that says "an
argument is different - OK" and the file will not install. I am runing win
XP home SP2 with all the latest fixes.

Carey Frisch [MVP]
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
Right-click on the .msi file and select "Install".

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Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
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Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
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"Arnoldf" wrote:

| When I double click a downloaded .msi file I get a message that says "an
| argument is different - OK" and the file will not install. I am runing win
| XP home SP2 with all the latest fixes.

Arnoldf
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
I all ready have SP2. What file does a .msi open with?

"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:

> Right-click on the .msi file and select "Install".
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
>
> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>
> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>
> "Arnoldf" wrote:
>
> | When I double click a downloaded .msi file I get a message that says "an
> | argument is different - OK" and the file will not install. I am runing win
> | XP home SP2 with all the latest fixes.
>

Jason Tsang
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
Microsoft Installer

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"Arnoldf" <Arnoldf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:0606116B-A501-4B22-ADD5-7BFAD8EC679D@microsoft.com...
>I all ready have SP2. What file does a .msi open with?
>
> "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
>> Right-click on the .msi file and select "Install".
>>
>> --
>> Carey Frisch
>> Microsoft MVP
>> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> Microsoft Newsgroups
>>
>> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>>
>> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>
>> "Arnoldf" wrote:
>>
>> | When I double click a downloaded .msi file I get a message that says
>> "an
>> | argument is different - OK" and the file will not install. I am
>> runing win
>> | XP home SP2 with all the latest fixes.
>>

Arnoldf
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
I dont have an install on my right click menu. I only have open, repair,
uninstall.


"Jason Tsang" wrote:

> Microsoft Installer
>
> --
> Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP
>
> Find out about the MS MVP Program -
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx
>
> "Arnoldf" <Arnoldf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:0606116B-A501-4B22-ADD5-7BFAD8EC679D@microsoft.com...
> >I all ready have SP2. What file does a .msi open with?
> >
> > "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
> >
> >> Right-click on the .msi file and select "Install".
> >>
> >> --
> >> Carey Frisch
> >> Microsoft MVP
> >> Windows XP - Shell/User
> >> Microsoft Newsgroups
> >>
> >> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> >> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
> >>
> >> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >>
> >> "Arnoldf" wrote:
> >>
> >> | When I double click a downloaded .msi file I get a message that says
> >> "an
> >> | argument is different - OK" and the file will not install. I am
> >> runing win
> >> | XP home SP2 with all the latest fixes.
> >>
>
>
>

Jason Tsang
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
You might want to try reinstalling the Microsoft Installer...

Latest version available here
Windows Installer 3.1 (v2)
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;893803

--
Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP

Find out about the MS MVP Program -
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx

"Arnoldf" <Arnoldf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:8B4F56FE-3BEE-440E-BF99-1E1517163856@microsoft.com...
>I dont have an install on my right click menu. I only have open, repair,
> uninstall.
>
>
> "Jason Tsang" wrote:
>
>> Microsoft Installer
>>
>> --
>> Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP
>>
>> Find out about the MS MVP Program -
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx
>>
>> "Arnoldf" <Arnoldf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:0606116B-A501-4B22-ADD5-7BFAD8EC679D@microsoft.com...
>> >I all ready have SP2. What file does a .msi open with?
>> >
>> > "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Right-click on the .msi file and select "Install".
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Carey Frisch
>> >> Microsoft MVP
>> >> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> >> Microsoft Newsgroups
>> >>
>> >> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>> >> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>> >>
>> >> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> >>
>> >> "Arnoldf" wrote:
>> >>
>> >> | When I double click a downloaded .msi file I get a message that says
>> >> "an
>> >> | argument is different - OK" and the file will not install. I am
>> >> runing win
>> >> | XP home SP2 with all the latest fixes.
>> >>
>>
>>
>>

Arnoldf
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
Reinstall was no help. Double click still will not install and no install on
right click.


"Jason Tsang" wrote:

> You might want to try reinstalling the Microsoft Installer...
>
> Latest version available here
> Windows Installer 3.1 (v2)
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;893803
>
> --
> Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP
>
> Find out about the MS MVP Program -
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx
>
> "Arnoldf" <Arnoldf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:8B4F56FE-3BEE-440E-BF99-1E1517163856@microsoft.com...
> >I dont have an install on my right click menu. I only have open, repair,
> > uninstall.
> >
> >
> > "Jason Tsang" wrote:
> >
> >> Microsoft Installer
> >>
> >> --
> >> Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP
> >>
> >> Find out about the MS MVP Program -
> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx
> >>
> >> "Arnoldf" <Arnoldf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:0606116B-A501-4B22-ADD5-7BFAD8EC679D@microsoft.com...
> >> >I all ready have SP2. What file does a .msi open with?
> >> >
> >> > "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Right-click on the .msi file and select "Install".
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Carey Frisch
> >> >> Microsoft MVP
> >> >> Windows XP - Shell/User
> >> >> Microsoft Newsgroups
> >> >>
> >> >> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> >> >> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
> >> >>
> >> >> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> >>
> >> >> "Arnoldf" wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> | When I double click a downloaded .msi file I get a message that says
> >> >> "an
> >> >> | argument is different - OK" and the file will not install. I am
> >> >> runing win
> >> >> | XP home SP2 with all the latest fixes.
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>

Jason Tsang
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
What exactly are you trying to install?

--
Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP

Find out about the MS MVP Program -
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx

"Arnoldf" <Arnoldf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9AEA834A-7DDF-445E-BA61-7A8CB28217D7@microsoft.com...
> Reinstall was no help. Double click still will not install and no install
> on
> right click.
>
>
> "Jason Tsang" wrote:
>
>> You might want to try reinstalling the Microsoft Installer...
>>
>> Latest version available here
>> Windows Installer 3.1 (v2)
>> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;893803
>>
>> --
>> Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP
>>
>> Find out about the MS MVP Program -
>> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx
>>
>> "Arnoldf" <Arnoldf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:8B4F56FE-3BEE-440E-BF99-1E1517163856@microsoft.com...
>> >I dont have an install on my right click menu. I only have open,
>> >repair,
>> > uninstall.
>> >
>> >
>> > "Jason Tsang" wrote:
>> >
>> >> Microsoft Installer
>> >>
>> >> --
>> >> Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP
>> >>
>> >> Find out about the MS MVP Program -
>> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx
>> >>
>> >> "Arnoldf" <Arnoldf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> >> news:0606116B-A501-4B22-ADD5-7BFAD8EC679D@microsoft.com...
>> >> >I all ready have SP2. What file does a .msi open with?
>> >> >
>> >> > "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>> >> >
>> >> >> Right-click on the .msi file and select "Install".
>> >> >>
>> >> >> --
>> >> >> Carey Frisch
>> >> >> Microsoft MVP
>> >> >> Windows XP - Shell/User
>> >> >> Microsoft Newsgroups
>> >> >>
>> >> >> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
>> >> >> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
>> >> >>
>> >> >> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>> >> >>
>> >> >> "Arnoldf" wrote:
>> >> >>
>> >> >> | When I double click a downloaded .msi file I get a message that
>> >> >> says
>> >> >> "an
>> >> >> | argument is different - OK" and the file will not install. I
>> >> >> am
>> >> >> runing win
>> >> >> | XP home SP2 with all the latest fixes.
>> >> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>> >>
>>
>>
>>

Arnoldf
07-10-2005, 03:19 AM
I was trying to install Microsofts base line security analyzer. I found out
that I can install a .msi file from the command line with msiexec.exe /i
"file name".


"Jason Tsang" wrote:

> What exactly are you trying to install?
>
> --
> Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP
>
> Find out about the MS MVP Program -
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx
>
> "Arnoldf" <Arnoldf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9AEA834A-7DDF-445E-BA61-7A8CB28217D7@microsoft.com...
> > Reinstall was no help. Double click still will not install and no install
> > on
> > right click.
> >
> >
> > "Jason Tsang" wrote:
> >
> >> You might want to try reinstalling the Microsoft Installer...
> >>
> >> Latest version available here
> >> Windows Installer 3.1 (v2)
> >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;893803
> >>
> >> --
> >> Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP
> >>
> >> Find out about the MS MVP Program -
> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx
> >>
> >> "Arnoldf" <Arnoldf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:8B4F56FE-3BEE-440E-BF99-1E1517163856@microsoft.com...
> >> >I dont have an install on my right click menu. I only have open,
> >> >repair,
> >> > uninstall.
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > "Jason Tsang" wrote:
> >> >
> >> >> Microsoft Installer
> >> >>
> >> >> --
> >> >> Jason Tsang - Microsoft MVP
> >> >>
> >> >> Find out about the MS MVP Program -
> >> >> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/default.aspx
> >> >>
> >> >> "Arnoldf" <Arnoldf@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> >> news:0606116B-A501-4B22-ADD5-7BFAD8EC679D@microsoft.com...
> >> >> >I all ready have SP2. What file does a .msi open with?
> >> >> >
> >> >> > "Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
> >> >> >
> >> >> >> Right-click on the .msi file and select "Install".
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> --
> >> >> >> Carey Frisch
> >> >> >> Microsoft MVP
> >> >> >> Windows XP - Shell/User
> >> >> >> Microsoft Newsgroups
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> Get Windows XP Service Pack 2 with Advanced Security Technologies:
> >> >> >> http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/windowsxp/choose.mspx
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> "Arnoldf" wrote:
> >> >> >>
> >> >> >> | When I double click a downloaded .msi file I get a message that
> >> >> >> says
> >> >> >> "an
> >> >> >> | argument is different - OK" and the file will not install. I
> >> >> >> am
> >> >> >> runing win
> >> >> >> | XP home SP2 with all the latest fixes.
> >> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >> >>
> >>
> >>
> >>
>
>
>


.msi will not install