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    I have a recurring problem with Windows Installer not working. The error code for trying to perform Windows updates and being unsuccessful is, "80070641".
    I had the same difficulty several months ago.
    I have Win 7 Ultimate, 32-bit, installed on 2 internal hard drives and can boot from either one.
    One is quite old and so when it fails I would like to quickly change to the newer one.
    Several months ago, when I had the same failure to install programs that use Windows Installer, I found in, "Services" that the path for some were pointed to the newer drive Win 7 partition, L:, not the old one, C:, that I was operating in at the time. I changed the paths to C: in the registry and was able to perform the updates, etc., successfully.
    Now, I see that some of those Services are again pointing to L: and I have changed those to C: but, apparently, more are needed
    and I don't know where those are.
    Can you list all of the registry entries that should point to my C: drive in order for Windows Installer to work?
    Thank you very much for your help.
    Don

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    If you are keeping the two installations separate, (not sharing any common folders or partitions), then there should not be any registry entries in the "C:" registry pointing to the "L:" installation, and there should be no "L:" registry entries pointing to the "C:" installation.

    If you are sharing some common folders or partitions, then it becomes a bit stickier.
    Create a new drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    Thank you, bbearren, for responding.

    I do have sharing activated for both hard drives so that is, apparently, the problem.

    Some of the entries that I changed to C: previously, reverted back to L: this time
    so I have changed them again to C:.

    I luckily found those that were needed the last time this happened and Widows Installer
    began to work but does not now. I don't remember all of the ones I changed previously.

    .If I knew all of the registry entries that are needed to be pointed to my C: drive in order for
    Windows Installer to work then I could change those now that are not pointing there.

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