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    Lost Windows Installer

    Vista Ultimate SP-2

    Don't know when it happened, but I seem to have lost Windows Installer; I just noticed after trying to install MS updates. I have tried just about everything I could find on MS Support and Google search over the last few days, but none of the "fixes" seem to apply to Vista SP-2. I tried several of the Standalone Update Installers, but none apply to SP-2. Aside from re-install of the OS, does anyone have any suggestions? My skill set it somewhat less than messing with the registry.
    Bryan,
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    Have you tried using:
    sfc /scannow

    Copy and paste the above into the "run" box.
    Then let it finish it's scan. Boot computer.

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    Did you try all the steps listed here:
    http://helpdeskgeek.com/how-to/how-t...ccessed-error/

    Jerry

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    Thanks Clint, I actually tried that (among other things) but the problem persists.
    Bryan,
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    jwitalka,

    Thanks man, but I can't get past the first step; "Windows Installer" is not present in the list of services.
    Bryan,
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    See method 4 or 5 in the link I gave to reinstall Windows installer.

    Jerry

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    Thanks, once again, Jerry but Method 4 did not work and Method 5 (as far as I can tell) does not reveal any downloads that can be used with SP-2. I tried several anyway on the MS site, but got messages on version incompatibility. Just a thought, but can I revert back to SP-1, re-install Installer, and then update to SP-2 again? Not sure how to do that, but would that be a valid consideration?
    Bryan,
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    . . .but I'm persistent (does that count?)

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    See if this will be relevant to you:
    How To Perform a Repair Installation For Vista

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    Hahahaha, waaaay over my head
    Bryan,
    Not the smartest critter on the glacier. . .
    . . .but I'm persistent (does that count?)

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