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WindowsInstaller not working

I recently bought a laptop from Best Buy about 2 months ago. Just at the end of last month, something happened. Every time I try to install something, it says "Windows Installer is not responding" after about ten minutes of the Windows Installer window up.

I don't know what to do about it. It's making my life pretty difficult because I am not able to install ANYTHING.

Help is greatly appreciated! Thanks

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Try to download it from here and install it.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/893803

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Posted on May 20, 2008

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