Windows 10: Sudden problem with program(s) installations. Solved

  1.    16 Jan 2017 #1

    Sudden problem with program(s) installations.

    Build 15002, clean install updated to 15007.
    Some programs I was able to install and run for long time now suddenly will not install. Traced problem to Windows installer (32bit) (msiexec.exe) (which just gets stuck with 3 instances). Opens in full screen or minimized and could be stopped only from Task Manager.
    I tried unlocking them, running as administrator and all compatibility modes.
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       21 Jan 2017 #2

    I guess you have already ran typical temp/disc cleanup routine. Have you tried this one?

    The batch mentioned in comments seem to be an improved version, which works even better.

    WMI: Rebuilding the WMI Repository | Ask the Performance Team Blog

    Running this one is safe:

    Winmgmt /salvagerepository

    Running this one will reset it completely, so installed MSI software might/will fail:

    Winmgmt /resetrepository

    P.S.: I am going through the unanswered posts, the reason for the delayed reply, maybe obsolete already.
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  3.    21 Jan 2017 #3

    Sorry, should have marked it as solved. Problem was with AMD drivers. GPU drivers also contain drivers for chipset, USB and AHCI. When I clean installed 15002 and updated to 15007 only drivers for GPU were installed (16.2) and windowsinstaller(32) was getting stuck. Once I installed proper, full drivers from AMD (16.2.2) and updated to 17.1.1 everything was fixed.
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