Why can't I install software on my computer anymore?

I can no longer install software on my computer (from what I know) under the extension .msi. I received an error that stated that the service could not be accessed and that this is usually because the service was not properly installed. This is a new installation of Windows 7 and it was the very reason I reinstalled Windows in the first place.

I was able to install just fine a day or two after the new install, now I'm getting the error again. Does anyone know why? And how I can fix it? I've done REGISTRY FIXES, REBOOTS and tried a few others as well. If anyone can help me, that would be great.


I've also looked under services.msc and it says that the service is running, but does not give me options to start, stop or pause the service. So I cannot toggle it to see if it needs to be restarted. This also does not work if I use command prompt to do it.

Update 2:

Carling, I'm fully aware of the many operating systems out there. I am aware of Linux and what open-source is. I work with Ubuntu as a second OS. I am not a mindless Windows junky though I like Windows and prefer it for the most part. Therefore your answer is not needed. Thanks though. But this is not the answer I am looking for.

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