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Windows Installer 3.1 revoked

Post by Nazgul » Thu May 05, 2005 2:20 am

I noticed Microsoft removed Windows Installer 3.1 from it's download site, Windows Update and that it's no longer available through SUS.

After some searching I came accross KB894199, which states:
Tuesday, May 3, 2005

Content removal


- 893803 Microsoft Windows Installer 3.1
Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3; Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4; the original release version of Microsoft Windows Server 2003; the original release version of Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Datacenter Edition; Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1; Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2

The Windows Installer 3.1 update has been removed because of unexpected compatibility issues with specific software applications. For more information, see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
898628 Windows Installer fails silently after you upgrade to Windows Installer 3.1

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Post by RyanVM » Thu May 05, 2005 6:25 am

Yipes. I'm going to hold onto it anyway (since I don't think the issue is going to be that big of a deal most of the time), but that's definitely going to be something to pay attention to.
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Post by Nazgul » Fri May 13, 2005 4:33 am

Microsoft released v2 of their Windows Installer 3.1 to fix the problems. You can download it from here.

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Post by Acheron » Fri May 13, 2005 4:45 am

Thanks. I'll add it to the Dutch update pack

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Post by RyanVM » Fri May 13, 2005 6:11 am

Go figure :P. Ah well, it'll be in the next release.
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Post by Xable » Sat May 14, 2005 10:10 am

Thanks ryan for the new pack and this mini update, truly greatefull. :D

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Post by buletov » Sat May 14, 2005 11:42 am

RyanVM wrote:I made some quick update files for those who want MSI 3.1 v2 now. msi.dll is the only file which was actually updated, so below are some ~820KB RAR archives which contain the new msi.dll and updated RVMUpPck.inf with the newer version info.
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These can be extracted directly to i386 after integration.
Nice...but how about modified RVMUpPck.inf (noWMP9) version?
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Post by RyanVM » Sat May 14, 2005 12:42 pm

buletov wrote:
RyanVM wrote:I made some quick update files for those who want MSI 3.1 v2 now. msi.dll is the only file which was actually updated, so below are some ~820KB RAR archives which contain the new msi.dll and updated RVMUpPck.inf with the newer version info.
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These can be extracted directly to i386 after integration.
Nice...but how about modified RVMUpPck.inf (noWMP9) version?
Gah, too many versions to remember! :P

Anyway, your wish is my command:
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Post by DLF » Sun May 15, 2005 6:18 am

Can you please clarify for me, Ryan or someone.
These can be extracted directly to i386 after integration
Is this correct procedure:
1]Manually integrate RyanVM Fullpack V1.2.2 into WinXP with already slipstreamed SP2.
2]Then extract "msi31full.rar" archive directly into I386 folder.

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Post by RyanVM » Sun May 15, 2005 10:08 am

Correct
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Post by maska » Sun May 15, 2005 1:04 pm

Is it ok if I overwrite msi31full.rar to RVMUpdatePack1.2.2Full.cab ?

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Post by RyanVM » Sun May 15, 2005 1:37 pm

OK, I'm going to try an translate what it is you're saying - you mean overwrite the files in RVMUpdatePack1.2.2.cab with the ones in msi31full.rar? Yes, that should work fine.
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Post by maska » Sun May 15, 2005 2:12 pm

Was my post too hard to understand? :D Yes, that was the question. Thnaks for the answer.

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