Windows Installer is an installation program that performs a variety of essential functions for the Windows operating systems. In addition to managing the additions and deletions of software, it also provides save states for your computer in case a crash occurs. If you want to download and use the Windows Installer version 2.0, you can do so by accessing Microsoft's website. Download the file and install it onto your system with the pre-packaged wizard for easy access.
Download the Windows Installer 2.0 from Microsoft's website. Click on the "Download" button in the center of the page and select "Save." The link is provided in the second reference in the "References" section.
Open the downloaded file named "instmsiw.exe" to open the setup wizard.
Follow the prompts in the setup wizard to begin and complete the installation of the Windows Installer 2.0.
- By default, Windows XP runs Windows Installer 2.0. However, if a newer version, such as Windows Installer 3.0, has been installed, some Microsoft Office patches and updates cannot install correctly. In cases like this Windows XP users need to download Windows Installer 2.0 to get their systems back to the default.