When installing ArcGIS Desktop, the following error message displays:
"This file does not have a program associated."
The computer is not properly associating the setup.exe with the Microsoft install executable, msiexec.exe.
Solution or Workaround
- Start Windows Explorer and browse to the DVD-ROM.
- Open the Desktop folder and double-click on setup.msi.
Alternatively, copy the entire Desktop folder and paste to C:\. Double-click on C:\Desktop\setup.msi.