You bet. On Windows 7 SP1 open Powershell and run this command: Get-WmiObject win32_Product
When finished open your Event Viewer, and go to Application. You should see many messages stating:
Windows Installer reconfigured the product. Product Name: . Product Version: Product Language: . Manufacturer: . Reconfiguration success or error status: 0.
To quote the article I linked:
Win32_product Class is not query optimized. Queries such as â€œselect * from Win32_Product where (name like 'Sniffer%')â€ require WMI to use the MSI provider to enumerate all of the installed products and then parse the full list sequentially to handle the â€œwhereâ€ clause. This process also initiates a consistency check of packages installed, verifying and repairing the install. With an account with only user privileges, as the user account may not have access to quite a few locations, may cause delay in application launch and an event 11708 stating an installation failure.
That would be why it’s bad. Initiating a consistency check, verifying, and repairing the install. If this were a server and not a client OS, it could cause big potential problems.
It has been stated, not by Microsoft, that the message is false positive. It does not actually trigger a repair. But, are you willing to gamble that?