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This article provides instructions on how to set file association to open the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher.msi file properly. Files of type ".msi" should be opened by the Windows Installer. It is possible for this type of file to become associated with another application, causing them to not install correctly. Consequently, users cannot launch web conferencing sessions successfully using the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher.
Windows Vista and higher
To set file association to open the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher.msi file properly, follow the steps below:Windows Vista/7
Download the Blackboard Collaborate Launcher application installer file at the link below:
Locate the .MSI file in your Downloads folder.
Right-click on the file and choose Open with then click Choose another app.
If you see Windows Installer in this list (you may need to click More apps to expand the list), select it and check the box that says Always use this app to open .msi files then click the OK button.
If Windows Installer is not in the list, check the box that says Always use this app to open .collab files then click Look for another app on this PC.
Navigate to the following location:
Select the file named msiexec.exe and click Open.
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