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Unread 29-10-2007, 09:58 PM   #1
comit2
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window installer popup

how do i get rid of the window installer popup ?? how do i find out what is
trying to be installed. icant install/uninstall anything because another
installation is still running. i cant remember what was previouslybeing
installed.--
thanxcomit2
 
Unread 29-10-2007, 11:57 PM   #2
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RE: window installer popup

From the Desktop, click on 'Start', then choose 'Control Panel', then click
on 'Automatic Updates'. There you should get various level choices of how to
handle updates of all kinds.

Best, Paul

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Unread 30-10-2007, 10:58 AM   #3
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RE: window installer popup

everytime i try to open a new window this pesky windows installer preparing
to install popup appears. i dont have anthing to install. when i do try to
install a program it says that i cant install since a previous install is
running. have tried to uninstall from the add/remove and it wont let me
because it says i have a previous program trying to install. am running xp
home ed., ie7browser help
--
thanxcomit2


"paullie" wrote:

> From the Desktop, click on 'Start', then choose 'Control Panel', then click
> on 'Automatic Updates'. There you should get various level choices of how to
> handle updates of all kinds.
>
> Best, Paul
>
> "

 
Unread 30-10-2007, 04:57 PM   #4
paullie
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RE: window installer popup

A couple of thoughts.

As I already suggested, have you set your download preference by clicking
'Start' > 'Control Panel' > 'Automatic Updates'? You should do that first
thing. Mine is set to notify, but NOT to download or install anything without
permission. You can also set it to do absolutely nothing. You should do this
immediately so you have some control. FWIW, these download messages will keep
showing up unless you choose to completely stop them here. Not always a good
idea.

When the popup appears, have you actually tried clicking on 'install'? If
it's really a MS or IE update, it'll allow you to view what's being offered
and let you choose. I believe it's the second of 2 options. Don't select the
1st option(their recommendation), as that'll just start installing everything
without your consent. Choose the 2nd option, view what updates to download,
then either choose/proceed or don't choose any.

In your immediate case, have you tried a 'System Restore', which can reset
your computer to an earlier time.. before that popup showed up? Sometimes
that's the only way to sidestep these annoyances. This function can be found
at 'Start' > 'Help'. It's right there on the opening page of the Help
section. Hopefully there is an earlier restore point date available that
preceeds when your problem popup began. BTW, I've gotten rid of IE 7 and gone
back to IE 6. Too many quirks.

Best, Paul

"comit2" wrote:

> everytime i try to open a new window this pesky windows installer preparing
> to install popup appears. i dont have anthing to install. when i do try to
> install a program it says that i cant install since a previous install is
> running. have tried to uninstall from the add/remove and it wont let me
> because it says i have a previous program trying to install. am running xp
> home ed., ie7browser help
> --
> thanxcomit2
>
>
> "paullie" wrote:
>
> > From the Desktop, click on 'Start', then choose 'Control Panel', then click
> > on 'Automatic Updates'. There you should get various level choices of how to
> > handle updates of all kinds.
> >
> > Best, Paul
> >
> > "

 
Unread 01-11-2007, 12:57 PM   #5
comit2
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RE: window installer popup

ive tried everything you suggested no luck. i tried to install my new
printers cd then the error message says that i cant install untill a previous
install is completed. i tried to uninstall adaware and it also says that a
previous install has to be completed before i can uninstall. the install
popups do not show any programs being installed so i cant click any install
button. is there any way to find out if a program was stalled before complete
installation? i cant figure out what is trying to install.
--
thanxcomit2


"paullie" wrote:

> A couple of thoughts.
>
> As I already suggested, have you set your download preference by clicking
> 'Start' > 'Control Panel' > 'Automatic Updates'? You should do that first
> thing. Mine is set to notify, but NOT to download or install anything without
> permission. You can also set it to do absolutely nothing. You should do this
> immediately so you have some control. FWIW, these download messages will keep
> showing up unless you choose to completely stop them here. Not always a good
> idea.
>
> When the popup appears, have you actually tried clicking on 'install'? If
> it's really a MS or IE update, it'll allow you to view what's being offered
> and let you choose. I believe it's the second of 2 options. Don't select the
> 1st option(their recommendation), as that'll just start installing everything
> without your consent. Choose the 2nd option, view what updates to download,
> then either choose/proceed or don't choose any.
>
> In your immediate case, have you tried a 'System Restore', which can reset
> your computer to an earlier time.. before that popup showed up? Sometimes
> that's the only way to sidestep these annoyances. This function can be found
> at 'Start' > 'Help'. It's right there on the opening page of the Help
> section. Hopefully there is an earlier restore point date available that
> preceeds when your problem popup began. BTW, I've gotten rid of IE 7 and gone
> back to IE 6. Too many quirks.
>
> Best, Paul
>
> "comit2" wrote:
>
> > everytime i try to open a new window this pesky windows installer preparing
> > to install popup appears. i dont have anthing to install. when i do try to
> > install a program it says that i cant install since a previous install is
> > running. have tried to uninstall from the add/remove and it wont let me
> > because it says i have a previous program trying to install. am running xp
> > home ed., ie7browser help
> > --
> > thanxcomit2
> >
> >
> > "paullie" wrote:
> >
> > > From the Desktop, click on 'Start', then choose 'Control Panel', then click
> > > on 'Automatic Updates'. There you should get various level choices of how to
> > > handle updates of all kinds.
> > >
> > > Best, Paul
> > >
> > > "

 
Unread 02-11-2007, 02:57 PM   #6
comit2
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RE: window installer popup

went to another discussion group and found
http://www.rickrogers.org/fixes.htm, odds&Ends under Various Fixes:
Installation Problems--this got rid of my problem, installed my printer cd
with out any problems.
--
thanxcomit2


"paullie" wrote:

> A couple of thoughts.
>
> As I already suggested, have you set your download preference by clicking
> 'Start' > 'Control Panel' > 'Automatic Updates'? You should do that first
> thing. Mine is set to notify, but NOT to download or install anything without
> permission. You can also set it to do absolutely nothing. You should do this
> immediately so you have some control. FWIW, these download messages will keep
> showing up unless you choose to completely stop them here. Not always a good
> idea.
>
> When the popup appears, have you actually tried clicking on 'install'? If
> it's really a MS or IE update, it'll allow you to view what's being offered
> and let you choose. I believe it's the second of 2 options. Don't select the
> 1st option(their recommendation), as that'll just start installing everything
> without your consent. Choose the 2nd option, view what updates to download,
> then either choose/proceed or don't choose any.
>
> In your immediate case, have you tried a 'System Restore', which can reset
> your computer to an earlier time.. before that popup showed up? Sometimes
> that's the only way to sidestep these annoyances. This function can be found
> at 'Start' > 'Help'. It's right there on the opening page of the Help
> section. Hopefully there is an earlier restore point date available that
> preceeds when your problem popup began. BTW, I've gotten rid of IE 7 and gone
> back to IE 6. Too many quirks.
>
> Best, Paul
>
> "comit2" wrote:
>
> > everytime i try to open a new window this pesky windows installer preparing
> > to install popup appears. i dont have anthing to install. when i do try to
> > install a program it says that i cant install since a previous install is
> > running. have tried to uninstall from the add/remove and it wont let me
> > because it says i have a previous program trying to install. am running xp
> > home ed., ie7browser help
> > --
> > thanxcomit2
> >
> >
> > "paullie" wrote:
> >
> > > From the Desktop, click on 'Start', then choose 'Control Panel', then click
> > > on 'Automatic Updates'. There you should get various level choices of how to
> > > handle updates of all kinds.
> > >
> > > Best, Paul
> > >
> > > "

 
 

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