You may get an error like this when trying to install the 32 bit Microsoft Access database engine required by
Poles 'n' Wires:

The workaround is:

  1. open a command window (Start>run then type cmd)
  2. browse to the directory where the downloaded database engine file is located
  3. type AccessDatabaseEngine.exe /passive and press Enter

Now the 32 bit package should install.