Windows 10: Can't Install Programs That Use msi Installers Solved

  1.    16 Jun 2017 #1

    Can't Install Programs That Use msi Installers

    Running Windows 10 Home (creators update), and I am unable to install programs that use a msi installer (as opposed to exe installers).

    I googled this issue, and found this Microsoft Community post. I tried unregistering and reregistering the msiexec service, as it suggested. There was no change after doing this.

    I next found this post at sevenforums. I know it was for Windows 7, but I hoped it would be close enough. I tried the procedure (in post 71 of the thread) of checking the status of the msiexec service in the services panel. Turns out the service was disabled, but the option to change startup type to automatic is grayed out.So, after trying those two procedures, I still cannot install programs that use msi installers.

    Oh, and to clarify, no errors appear. It's just nothing happens at all (I waited an hour; this happened with two different programs' installers), and I have to go into task explorer to kill windows installer.
    Last edited by lightwriter; 16 Jun 2017 at 08:48.
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  2. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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       17 Jun 2017 #2

    Try running this:

    winmgmt /salvagerepository

    If it does not work, you might need to the full reset, the scripts are here:

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

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  3.    17 Jun 2017 #3

    OP here. Probably purely coincidental, but as I tried troubleshooting this, my keyboard went out. No response. Even after restarting and trying a different USB port. So I hooked up a spare, and all problems resolved themselves. Weirdest thing ever.
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