If you have been experiencing issues with installing or uninstalling software on your Windows computer, your solution may now be in sight.
Microsoft has now released a Fix-It to diagnose problematic installing and uninstalling issues. Although it is usually not a problem to install or uninstall most Windows software, problems can occur during this process, causing programs to not install or uninstall properly.
“Installation issues are often caused by missing dependencies, for instance when a program that requires the Microsoft .NET Framework needs to be installed without the proper Framework version installed on the system, states Windows 7 News.
“Problems uninstalling software can often be resolved with third party software like Revo Uninstaller which scan the system for leftovers after the uninstallation process.”
Since third-party solution may not always solve the underlying problem, Microsoft often provides Fix-It programs; standalone applications designed to diagnose and resolve a specific problem.
According to Microsoft, this new Fix-It resolves the following issues related to installing or uninstalling software in Windows:
- Removes bad registry key on 64 bit operating systems.
Windows registry keys that control the upgrade (patching) data that become corrupted.
- Resolves problems that prevent new programs from being installed.
- Resolves problems that prevent programs from being completely uninstalled and blocking new installations and updates.
- Use this troubleshooter for an uninstall only if the program fails to uninstall using the windows add/remove programs feature.
With Microsoft’s Install/Uninstall Fix-It utility, users can allow the program to diagnose and resolve issues automatically, or attempt to fix the issues manually.
If you are a Windows user who has run into program install or uninstall issues, we recommend that you give this Microsoft Fix-It utility a try to see if it resolves your issue.
You can download the Microsoft Install/Uninstall Fix-It utility directly from Microsoft’s Support site.