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Windows Installer not working

posted Jan 23, 2014, 9:07 AM by Surendra Dhanpaul   [ updated Oct 31, 2015, 8:17 AM ]
I ran into this problem on a computer recently. 

I tried to uninstall a program, but it failed to launch.
I tried to install windows installer 4.0 but it said "not enough memory".
I tried to installing ms office 2013 but setup will not launch.

The problem is user account and privileges... That's the bottom line. You open control panel and you see your user account is set to administrator, so why am I still getting this problem. Windows can be a bitch sometimes. 

Windows Home Premium...I don't usually use this so I don't have this problem but I think its worth a share. If you go to computer management, you wont be able to see local users and groups there in this version of windows. 
You need to enable the administrator using this:
Once you do this, you will be able to log in as administrator and install your programs.
Start the windows installer service.

enjoy.