U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Computers
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 01-03-2009, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Texas
3,494 posts, read 13,072,824 times
Reputation: 1378

Advertisements

I saw I have, under programs, a Windows Installer and a Windows Live Installer. Should I delete them? I started to but it gave me a warning that if I do so, some programs might not work, so I am afraid to.
What are these programs anyway? Do I need them? Can I delete them without affecting my computer? Help!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-03-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: kcmo
712 posts, read 1,963,384 times
Reputation: 373
I suggest you look at msconfig (start, run (or search) msconfig) and look for a line that says .msi in it.. uncheck that reboot and you maybe hit it.. if not look again..

You can remove the windows installer yes.. but long term you likely need it so.. not the best way to go..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-03-2009, 06:52 PM
 
10,753 posts, read 18,005,309 times
Reputation: 10244
Windows installer is starting because something is calling it, it is not starting by itself, do not uninstall it. You have an application that got messed up most likely, does it say what aplication it's configuring?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-03-2009, 07:00 PM
 
Location: Texas
3,494 posts, read 13,072,824 times
Reputation: 1378
nope it doesnt say what application. i think it has something to do with my Blackberry Desktop Manager, though, because I had some issue regarding a "Roxio" thing, and it was linked to my BB Desktop Manager and I remember I had to come here on the forum to ask for help regarding this Windows Installer thing, and now I am having that same problem again. The only thing I have done different, is that I used my blackberry as a modem when i was sans laptop/internet at the ranch this past week. So I did add a function where I have an extra link to dial up to my mobile phone server, if i want to use my blackberry as a modem.

Quote:
Originally Posted by NHDave View Post
Windows installer is starting because something is calling it, it is not starting by itself, do not uninstall it. You have an application that got messed up most likely, does it say what aplication it's configuring?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-03-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Texas
3,494 posts, read 13,072,824 times
Reputation: 1378
ok thanks i will try that!

Quote:
Originally Posted by themaster View Post
I suggest you look at msconfig (start, run (or search) msconfig) and look for a line that says .msi in it.. uncheck that reboot and you maybe hit it.. if not look again..

You can remove the windows installer yes.. but long term you likely need it so.. not the best way to go..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-06-2009, 06:04 AM
 
7 posts, read 18,955 times
Reputation: 10
Hi NOTAM :-)

This is spooky. I just sort of replied to you under your old thread, basically to the effect that if you were still having roxio problems you should try inserting your carbonite cd when requested. If your symptoms are the same as before and you have a blackberry then try doing what i did - insert the blackberry user tools CD when the install complains about not finding the media...

Good luck!

Bill
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-06-2009, 06:58 AM
 
7 posts, read 18,955 times
Reputation: 10
Me again. I carried on looking, and if you are running Norton on your system you ought to take a look at the following forum page, which includes corroboration from a norton tech guy:

ccCommon.msi - PC Pitstop Forums
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Science and Technology > Computers
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:37 PM.

© 2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top