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    In Services I found that Windows Installer and some other services were pointing to another hard drive partition insteat of C:.

    I changed some to point to C: in the registry but am still getting error 1601 when trying to update Adobe Reader 9.3.4.

    This same problem occurred last spring and I was able to solve it by changing the image path of a
    number of registry entrie to C: but I have forgotton all of the ones I changed.

    I believe there are other registry entries now that are pointing to another hard drive partition instead of C: but I don't know
    all of the ones that are used by Windows Installer.

    Is there a list of services and registry entries that are used by Windows Installer in Windows 7 Ultimate?

    Thanks for your help.

    Don

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    Do you have other drives, or do you have your drive partitioned (which shows up as other drives)?

    Have you by chance been using a "registry cleaner"?
    Create a fresh drive image before making system changes, in case you need to start over!

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    Thanks very much, bbearren, for your reply.

    I have 3 drives, all with Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit. One of the drives is a SCSI and the other 2 are PATA. I have only the primary
    drive connected as master.

    My primary drive is an old one and after I loaded Win 7 on it, I then did an Acronis backup and then did an Acronis restore to a partition on each of the other 2 drives.

    I have 3 boot options at startup and can boot into Windows 7 on each of the drives. I wanted to make sure that when my old drive failed I could quickly boot into one of the other 2.

    Apparently, this setup is causing some confusing for Windows 7 since I discovered last spring that it had Windows Installer in Services and some
    other registry entries pointing to partition L: on one of the PATA drives rather than C: on my primary old PATA drive. Changing some of the entries in
    the registry to C: resulted in Windows Installer working but now it is not. I have just discovered that Windows Installer in Services was again pointing to L: instead of C: and have changed it and some others back to C: as I did last spring but I don't remember all of the ones I changed last spring that corrected the problem.

    So, that's why I would like to know what Services/registry entries are necessary for Windows Installer to work so I can change any that are pointing to L: back to C: as before..

    No, I haven't used a registry cleaner.

    Thanks again for your reply.

    Don

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