Error 2753, The file is not marked for installation

When you try to install any program on your Windows 10 computer, you might get an Error 2753. Sometimes, the packages are corrupt, or maybe those packages are not working properly or are not able to create files and paths. One such annoying error reads – Error 2753, The File is not marked for installation.

This error is not bound to only some specific files. It can happen with any file – whether an executable file or an MSI file. Let us see to fix this error.

Error 2753, The file is not marked for installation

There can be a number of reasons for this error. So we will try to cover every potential fix here.

1] Fresh download the setup file

Visit the official homepage and fresh download the setup file to a different location. Ensure that you have downloaded the correct setup file for your OS – viz. x64 or x86. Restart your computer, sign in as administrator. Next, right-click on the setup file and select Run as administrator.

2] Remove all the previous versions of the Software

If you happen to have an older version of the software, you will have to uninstall the program.  Running a free Registry Cleaner like CCleaner could help remove residual registry junk. You should also delete all junk and temporary files via Settings.

Restart the computer and then Reinstall the application.

3] Run it as Administrator

It may also happen that the file needs more permissions to execute. For that, you might give it more privileges so that it can work as it is intended by the developer.

For that, right click on the file and then click on Run as Administrator.

Then click on Yes for the User Account Control or UAC prompt that you get.

Check if your file runs.

If it doesn’t, then you may need to:

4] Run the application in Compatibility Mode

The file may not be intended to run on your current version of Windows. You may try to run the application in Compatibility Mode. This will let the application think that it is running in the compatible environment as it is intended to.

5] Re-register vbscript.dll file

From the WinX Menu, open Command Prompt as Administrator, type the following and hit Enter:

regsvr32.exe vbscript.dll

This will re-register the concerned DLL file using the Windows OS tool regsvr32.exe. The Regsvr32 tool is a command-line utility that can be used for registering, and un-registering OLE controls as DLL and ActiveX (OCX) controls in the Windows operating system.

You will see the following message if it runs successfully – DllRegisterServer in vbscript.dll succeeded.

Let us know if the fixes mentioned above help you fix the error.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.