Can't install TeamViewer - already installed on this computer...


TeamViewer v15 Host (.exe version) was installed on a PC that already had a TeamViewer v14 Host (.msi) version installed. The installation completed successfully, but it didn't remove TeamViewer v14 .msi Host from the programs list. Trying to uninstall TeamViewer from there, not only removed v14 entry, but also partially removed and completely broken v15... Trying to remove v15 was now failing with the following error:

Windows cannot find TeamViewer\uninstall.exe

Windows cannot find 'C:\Program Files (x86)\TeamViewer\uninstall.exe'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

Dell Inspiron - no sound. This device cannot start


Dell Inspiron 5491 laptop suddenly lost all sound capability. Neither speakers nor the microphone work and Windows reports that there are no sound devices detected.

Looking into Device Manager,  I found that the Intel Smart Sound Technology OED device was listed with an error status.

Intel(R) Smart Sound Technology (Intel(R) SST) OED
Device type: System devices
Manufacturer: Intel(R) Corporation
Location: HD Audio Bus Driver
Device Status:
This device cannot start. (Code 10)
The driver was not loaded because it failed its initialization call.

This advertised application will not be installed (.msi)


.msi installation package that was originally set up to be installed via Group Policy cannot be installed manually. After double-clicking on the .msi installer, the following error message is displayed.

 This advertised application will not be installed because it might be unsafe

This advertised application will not be installed because it might be unsafe. Contact your administrator to change the installation user interface option of the package to basic.


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