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Windows Installer Error Codes

Created: 06 Jun 2008 • Updated: 09 Jun 2008 • 4 comments
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Sometimes a Windows Installer will fail with an error 16xx. What does that mean?

You can find out by viewing Microsoft's list of Windows Installer Error Codes and their meanings here. You might want to add that link to your favorites if you manage a lot of .msi installs.

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riva11's picture

After some software Office 2003 issues , I found other helpful links where is listed Windows Installer error codes (Also for and MS Office XP ).

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/290158

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habdullah21's picture

Windows Installer seems to be more consistent now that 4.5 is available.

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marcoads's picture

I have been having some problems with Windows Installer lately. I could not find what is wrong with Windows Installer. Thank you for this info. I might be able to find the error and fix it or I could just update my Windows Installer because mine is very outdated.

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You can also enable Windows Installer logging for more details about what is happening when it fails. You can find instructions to do this at http://juice.altiris.com/tip/4471/enable-msi-insta...

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