How do I work with .MSI files on Windows XP?
Dave. In reference your recent comments on .msi installation (specifically How do I install a .MSI download?). I've done some research and find that neither Microsoft nor you don't WinXP, which is where I'm having a problem. My Dell laptop constantly tells me that msi is required for the application to work properly. I try to load the suggested msi files and I get a message that state my current msi files are more current than what I'm trying to load. Catch-22 MS style. Aside from reloading XP, do you know of a fix?
Without knowing what application you are using, I can't be very specific in this answer. Remember, if you're going to submit a question to Ask Dave Taylor, the extra few minutes giving me specific details of your problem and configuration are a great help in debugging or tracking down the solution.
There are some general windows installer issues that could be addressed here, however.
As I recall, the installer program is one of the many things that was updated for SP2. (If you don't have SP2, it's probably time for you to get it, but read Safe SP2 Upgrade Tips first).
There is a newer installer program (version 3.1) that was released in mid-April. You can download it from Microsoft's Web site.
This may take care of some of your problems. I have often had programs tell me to download a newer driver or .dll file, only to find out that the suggested file is older than the one I already have. I tend to ignore these messages. If the message is constantly bugging you, then there may be a way to update the program in question manually. This gives you more control, but you do have to remember to update.
Hope that helps you out!
Thanks to Jeff for his help on this question
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