How can I fix the .msi file extension?

Related to: Windows 8.1 how to define and restore file associations.

A year or two before, I tried to open an .msi file in the Windows Explorer (on object for reasons that I don't care). Although I can use 'Open with' dialog box to specify "Windows Installer" as a temporary workaround, I'm having difficulty to change to open with the default Windows installation program. Here is what does not work:

  • In "default programs", Windows Installer is not listed.
  • In "set associations", .msi is not listed.
  • On the context menu of the .msi files, 'open with' is an option, not a submenu. However, in the 'Open with' dialog box "always use the selected program..." is gray.

With the situation that I am, I think I have to change the registry to fix this file association. I am very familiar with the registry editor and have no problem with a fix in such a manner.


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