Most programs can be installed on Windows computer normally. Only a few require administrator’s permission. In normal situation installation proceeds, smoothly without encountering issues – but unstable network access can cause problems. Also, sometimes, the error might appear if you fail to uninstall a program successfully.At times, you may even see a There is a problem with this Windows Installer package message when you go on to install a program along with an error 1720, 1721, 1722, etc.
There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.
There is a problem with this Windows Installer package
To fix this problem, here are a few things you could try. It could happen for any programs – but has been known to commonly happen with Apple iTunes, Java, etc.
1] The most common cause of the error is an outdated or a damaged version of the program’s setup file. Users can even face this problem when they try to uninstall a program. In such a case it could be that the program’s uninstaller function has become corrupted.
2] Check if you are using the correct package – a x86 installer for a Windows x86 OS and likewise for x64.
3] Delete the installer file, clear your temporary internet files as well as temporary files folder. Now download the setup file again, this time to a different location. Now try to run it and see.
4] Open Control Panel in Windows and click “Uninstall a Program” link. Select the program that you want to remove and hit the ‘Repair’ button. If it does not have a Repair option, then you can skip this suggestion.
5] Run the Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter. After that, see if it makes the problem go away.
6] If for some reason you are unable to uninstall programs in Windows 10/8/7, you may find the following links helpful:
- How to uninstall programs in Safe Mode
- Uninstall programs using Registry
- Free Uninstallers for Windows.
All the best!