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How to obtain the Windows Installer engine

This article was previously published under Q292539
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This article applies to Windows 2000. Support for Windows 2000 ends on July 13, 2010. The Windows 2000 End-of-Support Solution Center is a starting point for planning your migration strategy from Windows 2000. For more information see the Microsoft Support Lifecycle Policy.
SUMMARY
The Microsoft Windows Installer engine must be present in the operating system before a Windows Installer (.msi) package can be installed. This article describes how to obtain and install the Windows Installer engine if it is not already in the operating system. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310598 Overview of the Windows Installer technology
MORE INFORMATION
Microsoft Windows XP includes Windows Installer version 2.0. Microsoft Windows 2000 includes Windows Installer version 1.1.

Download Windows Installer 2.0

To download Windows Installer 2.0 for Windows 2000 and for Windows NT, visit the following Microsoft Download Center Web site:

Download Windows Installer 3.0

For more information about how to obtain Windows Installer 3.0, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
893803 Windows Installer 3.1 v2 (3.1.4000.2435) is available
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Article ID: 292539 - Last Review: 03/31/2008 17:58:40 - Revision: 8.3

Microsoft Windows Installer 2.0

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