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Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

February 10, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Last week in the office we ran a update on a old application on one of the PCs in the environment, but your command doesn’t execute. Instead, an error popped up telling us that the application could not be updated.

So to find the answer I had to refer the “helpful” FAQ section of the application website which did not turn up any results so a quick goolge search turned up the following.

“Software installed using the Microsoft® Windows® Installer (MSI) technology writes certain files and registry settings. If any of those files or settings are missing or corrupted, you may be unable to remove, update, or even reinstall the program. The solution in such cases is to remove all of the Windows Installer information so that the program can be cleanly reinstalled. To do that, Microsoft offers the free Windows Installer CleanUp utility”

Windows Installer CleanUp utility can be download from the follwing location.

Windows Installer CleanUp Utility

The Windows Installer CleanUp utility deletes all files and registry settings associated with a program’s Windows Installer configuration. It’s important to note that the tool does not remove the program’s actual installation files or registry settings. Nor does the tool replace or supersede the Add/Remove Programs command.


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