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.

Update:

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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