How to Install Windows Installer KB893803 v2 on Windows 8
Windows Installer KB893803 v2 is a redistributable software update package that installs Windows Installer 3.1 on x86-based computers running Windows XP or Windows Server 2003. However, this package is not compatible with Windows 8, which already has Windows Installer 5.0 built-in. Therefore, if you are trying to install a software that requires Windows Installer KB893803 v2 on Windows 8, you may encounter an error message saying \"insufficient memory\".
Fortunately, there is a workaround to install the software without installing Windows Installer KB893803 v2. You can use the compatibility mode feature of Windows 8 to run the software setup as if it were on an older version of Windows. Here are the steps to do so:
Download the latest drivers for your audio DSP software from the manufacturer's website and save them on your desktop.
Right-click on the software setup file and select Properties.
Click on the Compatibility tab and check the box that says \"Run this program in compatibility mode for\".
Select a previous version of Windows from the drop-down menu, such as Windows XP or Windows 7.
Click Apply and OK.
Run the software setup file as an administrator and follow the instructions.
Restart your computer if prompted.
You should be able to install and use your audio DSP software on Windows 8 without installing Windows Installer KB893803 v2. However, if you still face any issues, you can contact the software manufacturer for further assistance.
What is Windows Installer 3.1
Windows Installer 3.1 is a component of Windows XP and Windows Server 2003 that provides a standard foundation for installing and uninstalling software. It supports features such as patching, resiliency, custom actions, and user interface. It also enables software manufacturers to create their product setup using Windows Installer technology, which makes software installation, maintenance, and uninstallation straightforward and easy for users.
Windows Installer 3.1 was first released in April 2005 as a redistributable package (KB893803) that could be installed on Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. It was later updated to version 2 (KB893803 v2) in May 2005 to fix an issue discussed in KB898628. The latest version of Windows Installer 3.1 is 3.1.4000.2435, which can be downloaded from the Microsoft Update Catalog[^1^].
What are the features of Windows Installer 3.1
Windows Installer 3.1 introduces several new features and improvements over previous versions of Windows Installer. Some of the main features are:
Multiple package transaction: This feature allows multiple packages to be installed or uninstalled as a single transaction, ensuring that either all packages are installed successfully or none at all.
Embedded UI handler: This feature allows a custom user interface (UI) handler to be embedded in the Windows Installer package. This makes it possible to show custom dialogs and progress bars during the installation process.
Patch sequencing: This feature allows patches to be applied in a specific order, regardless of the order that they are installed on the target computer.
Shared component patching resiliency: This feature ensures that the most recent version of a component is available to all products that share it.
Custom action execution on update uninstall: This feature enables an update to add or change a custom action so that the custom action is called when an update is uninstalled.
For more information about the features of Windows Installer 3.1, see Windows Installer Features[^2^].
How to uninstall Windows Installer 3.1
Windows Installer 3.1 cannot be uninstalled by itself. It is a system component that is required by many applications that use Windows Installer technology. However, you can uninstall any software that was installed using Windows Installer 3.1 by using the Add or Remove Programs applet in Control Panel or by using the MsiExec.exe command-line tool.
If you encounter any problems with Windows Installer 3.1, you can try to repair it by running the redistributable package (KB893803 v2) again or by applying the latest service pack for your operating system. ec8f644aee