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Windows 7 and App has stopped working

I have been using the public beta of Windows 7 for a couple days now and everything has been working perfectly. All of a sudden some of my software would not install. It would simply come up with an error message stating “Appname has stopped working”.

It turns out that any software installer that used MSI files would not work. After sometime of troubleshooting and searching the web I found a solution buried in a forum post on TechNet.

  1. Start Regedit
  2. Navigate to HKLM\Software\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisableSessions
  3. Rename MachineThrottling to _MachineThrottling

After doing this all MSI related installation programs will work again. The great part about this is you do not even have to reboot.

Source: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itprogeneral/thread/1594abfb-0e3b-4580-b42c-c15d0ee850ec/

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January 19, 2009 Posted by | Windows 7 | | 3 Comments