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Windows Installer 3.1

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  • I am trying to install SQL Server on Windows 7. Just curious to know whether it is required to install "Windows Installer 3.1" before installing SQL Server Installation on Windows 7?

    When checked in msdn documentation, "Windows Installer 3.1" doesnt mention about windows 7.

     

    I used to install for XP that's why I am asking this question. When trying to install that "Windows Installer 3.1", I am getting the following error

    "not enough storage is available to process this command"

    Most of the resolutions say to increase IRPStackSize. I incremented by 3 from 20 to 50(which is max value) and rebooting (after every incrementation) to verify the same. But no luck.

     

    Any ideas pls?

     

    Monday, March 22, 2010 2:38 PM

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  • I am trying to install SQL Server on Windows 7. Just curious to know whether it is required to install "Windows Installer 3.1" before installing SQL Server Installation on Windows 7?

    When checked in msdn documentation, "Windows Installer 3.1" doesnt mention about windows 7.

     

    I used to install for XP that's why I am asking this question. When trying to install that "Windows Installer 3.1", I am getting the following error

    "not enough storage is available to process this command"

    Most of the resolutions say to increase IRPStackSize. I incremented by 3 from 20 to 50(which is max value) and rebooting (after every incrementation) to verify the same. But no luck.

     

    Any ideas pls?

     


    %SystemRoot%\System32\msiexec.exe 's version is 5.0.7600.16385. This means that Windows 7 aleady contains Windows Installer 5.0
    • Marked as answer by vooda Tuesday, March 30, 2010 4:27 AM
    Monday, March 22, 2010 4:17 PM

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  • I am trying to install SQL Server on Windows 7. Just curious to know whether it is required to install "Windows Installer 3.1" before installing SQL Server Installation on Windows 7?

    When checked in msdn documentation, "Windows Installer 3.1" doesnt mention about windows 7.

     

    I used to install for XP that's why I am asking this question. When trying to install that "Windows Installer 3.1", I am getting the following error

    "not enough storage is available to process this command"

    Most of the resolutions say to increase IRPStackSize. I incremented by 3 from 20 to 50(which is max value) and rebooting (after every incrementation) to verify the same. But no luck.

     

    Any ideas pls?

     


    %SystemRoot%\System32\msiexec.exe 's version is 5.0.7600.16385. This means that Windows 7 aleady contains Windows Installer 5.0
    • Marked as answer by vooda Tuesday, March 30, 2010 4:27 AM
    Monday, March 22, 2010 4:17 PM
  • Hi,

     

    Arseny is correct. Windows Installer 5.0 is built-in Windows 7 alreadly. Windows Installer 3.1 is only for Windows XP.

     

    For more information about Windows Installer version, please refer to the following article:

     

    Released Versions of Windows Installer

     

    Thanks,

    Novak

    Tuesday, March 23, 2010 8:45 AM
  • Hey I am having almost the same problem. But it is when I am trying to install a software it requires Windows Installer 3.1, but I am on Windows Server 2008 R2, it also comes with Windows Installer 5.0... but the program still asks for the 3.1 version! Any resolution yet???
    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:44 PM
  • Try using the compatibility mode to install the it. I suggest using XP XP3 first before trying others.

     


    Vote if answered or helpful, I am running for Office (joke)! IT/Developer, Windows/Linux/Mainframe
    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 11:26 PM
  • Hey Vegan, thanks I am going to give it a try, sounds like it's going to work...
    Wednesday, April 21, 2010 2:26 PM