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Windows 7 Displays error when installing .MSI installation files. How you can prevent installations from crashing on Windows 7!

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Are you having trouble installing with ".MSI" installer package files on Windows 7?

This is something that I came across not too long ago. I don't know if this problem will only occur in the Beta versions or not, but I'll explain what happens and two known methods of resolving the problem in Windows 7. I do know for a fact that this bug or error is present in Windows 7 Build 7000 for sure.

Fix method #1 for resolving the .MSI Installer Package Bug:

1.) Go to your [Start] menu.
2.) Click your mouse cursor into the [Search] bar.
3.) Type in: gpedit.msc
4.) When the new Window appears, look on the left pane for the folder called [Administrative Templates] and double click it.
5.) Then double click on [Internet Communication Management].
6.) Then double click on [Internet Communication Settings].
7.) Now you will want to double click on the File/Setting named (Turn Off - Windows Customer Experience Program)
8.) A new box should appear after double clicking. Choose the radio button (Enable) and then click (OK) at the bottom of this window.
9.) The issue should now be resolved. There is no need to reboot the computer for the fix/solution to take effect.

Fix method #2 for resolving the .MSI Installer Package Bug:

1.) Go to your [Start] menu.
2.) Click your mouse cursor into the [Search] bar.
3.) Type in: regedit
4.) Hit (Enter) on your keyboard, or click Search/OK.
5.) Once the Registry Editor opens, you'll want to navigate to the following ->

  • Double click on [HKLM] folder in the left pane.
  • Then double click on folder [Software].
  • Then double click on folder [Microsoft].
  • Then double click on folder [SQMClient].
  • Then double click on folder [Windows].
  • Then double click on folder [DisabledSessionsHKLM].
  • Then double click on folder [Software].
  • Then double click on folder [Microsoft].
  • Then double click on folder [SQMClient].
  • Then double click on folder [Windows].
  • Then double click on folder [DisabledSessions].

*NOTE* In other words, the full path to the location you need to be in is:
HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessionsHKLM\Software\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessions

6.) Once you have made it to the correct folder in Registry Editor, look on the right pane. The files inside this pane are also known as "Registry Keys". The first thing you want to do is look at all of these keys in this folder and see if you can identify a key called MachineThrottling.
7.) If you do find a key with this name, you want to right click on it, choose "Rename" on the right click menu. Then you want to change the name of this Registry Key from changed from MachineThrottling to _MachineThrottling. Notice you are just adding an underscore "_" to the beginning of the Registry Key. That is all you want to do. If you cannot locate a key with this name, please do not rename anything and continue the instructions below!
8.) Next thing you want to do is delete *ALL* of the Registry Keys in this folder besides the one your renamed. Right clicking on each Key and clicking on Delete will do the job. The only thing that should be left in this folder should be _MachineThrottling, everything else has to go!
9.) Reboot the computer and you should be good to go now.