You may have encountered an error pointing to the Windows Installer Windows Me service. You can now take a few steps to fix this problem. We’ll come back to this a bit later.
Microsoft Windows Installer is an installation and configuration service provided as part of the Microsoft Windows 2000 operating system and provided as a redistributable product for Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME, and NT versions 4.0.
Windows Installer enables software users to efficiently install and customize products and applications. The installer can also add new features to software products, announce features without installation, install products as needed, and add customizations. Windows Installer supports advertising applications and features depending on the operating system.
This issue can occur if the Windows Installer files are damaged or missing.
Unable To Access Windows Installer Service: 9 Patches
Given the reasons, here are 9 helpful fixes you can use to fix the Windows Installer service error immediately:
- # 1. Start the Windows Installer service manually.
- # 2. Uninstall the old software / program you want to install .
- # 3. Install the latest Windows Installer.
- # 4. Reset the Windows Installer service registry.
- # 5. Register the Microsoft Installer service.
- # 6. Use the regsvr32 command
- # 7. Remove the duplicate MISEXEC file.
- # 8. Change the parameters of the service call to the delete procedure.
- # 9. Run SFC and DISM Commands
Note that 1-3 are quick fixes that you can use to quickly restore the Windows Installer service. If none of the three quick fixes worked, you can try 4-9 fixes one at a time.
Fix 1: Start Windows Installer Service Manually
There are two ports from which you can manually start Windows Installer. One is using the command line and the other is used to start manually.
Read the instructions for running Windows Installer.
Use the command line
Step 1. Type cmd in the Windows search box and right-click Command Prompt. Select “Run as administrator”.
Step 2. Type netstart MSIServer and press Enter.
Run Windows Installer in Help: Install the latest Windows Installer. You can try CMD command or manually install it.
Install Windows Installer using CMD command:
Step 1. Press the Windows R keys. Type cmd and hit Enter.
Step 2. At the command line, enter the following lines and press Enter after each line.
cd% windir% system32
ren msi.dll msi.old
ren msiexec.exe msiexec.old
ren msihnd.dll msihnd.old
Step 3. When prompted, type exit and press Enter.
Step 4. Restart your computer.
Step 5. Update the Windows Installer files to the latest version.
To do this, visit Microsoft websites, download and install Windows Installer. After Windows has finished installing, shut down and restart your computer normally before installing any programs.
Download and install the latest Windows Installer manually
Step 1. Download Windows Installer manually from Microsoft.
Step 2. After downloading, double-click the file to start installation.
Step 3. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation process.
Fix 4: Reset Windows Installer Service Registration
Please note that modifying the registry may cause some of your applications to fail. Be very careful when resetting Windows Installer through the registry.
# 1. Save the registry first
Step 1. Search for regedit and press Enter. Click Yes to open the registry.
Step 2. In the save window, go to the “File” section and click “Export”.
Step 3. Select “All” as the export area, name the registry backup and click “Save” to export.
Then close the registry editor.
# 2. Create a REG file and add it to the registry
Step 1. Open an editor or create a new text document.
Step 2. Copy all the text from the Microsoft support site (method 1, step 3) into the editor.
Step 3. Rename Notepad to Repair with the file extension -reg. In other words, you must use the ascalculated.reg editor.
Step 4. Right-click the repar.reg file and select “Run as administrator”.
Step 5. If you are prompted for an administrator account and password, enter the password and click Next.
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Step 4. Save changes and restart your computer.
Fix 9. Run SFC And DISM Command
Step 1: Enter cmd in the Windows search, right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator.
Step 2. Enter the following command, pressing Enter each time:
- sfc / scannow
- DISM / Online / Cleanup-Image / RestoreHealth
Step 3. Wait for the process to complete and enter exit to close the Command Prompt window.
Then restart your computer to save all changes. You will be able to use Windows Installer again on your PC.
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