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Windows Installer 4.5
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Applies to:

Windows Vista with SP1 installed

Author/Supplier:

Microsoft

Category:

windows

Requirements:

Windows Vista with SP1 installed
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File Size:

1.8MB

File Name:

Windows6.0-KB942288-v2-x86.msu

Rating:


5
/5 from 20 reviews.

Description:

The Microsoft Windows Installer is an 'application installation and configuration service'. This means that it is used for installing programs on your computer. Some software requires this latest download before you can install it. In effect, this becomes a two step process. First you download the Windows Installer and run it (restart your computer). Then run your software's installation program (yes, there is some degree of Microsoft kookiness that requires you to install an installation program before you can install the program you actually want).

According to Microsoft, this is the function of the package: 'It manages the installation and removal of applications by applying a set of centrally defined setup rules during the installation process. These setup rules define the installation and configuration of the installed application. In addition, you use this service to modify, repair, or remove an existing application.'

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