When installing or reinstalling a program if you receive an error saying — Fatal error, Installation fails, Installation ended prematurely because of an error, then it’s mostly because of something which may be left behind by the previous uninstallation – and that is causing this problem. When programs uninstall, they leave behind files, and if the uninstallation wasn’t complete, it would result in such error.
Installation ended prematurely because of an error
Installation ended prematurely because of an error is a generic error which can occur with any software installation or reinstallation. So the solutions we suggest here works for similar issues.
Use a third-party uninstaller
Install in Clean Boot state
Restart Windows Installer service
Reregister Windows Installer service
Once done, make sure to download a fresh copy of the software you want to install.
1] Use a third-party uninstaller
If the software uninstallation weren’t complete, it would leave files which could be the cause. We would suggest you use a third-party uninstaller which can scan for unnecessary files, registry entries and clean up temporary files. Uninstaller programs like IObit Uninstaller, Revo Uninstaller, and others are excellent for daily usage.
2] Install in Clean Boot state
Reboot your computer into Clean Boot state, and then try installing the software. Clean Boot state only runs necessary services, and hence anything which blocks the installation will not be available.
Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP since then. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.