Sometimes, when you try to install a program in Windows, you may receive the following error message and you will be unable to proceed with the installation:
Another installation is already in progress, Complete that installation before proceeding with this install.
Another installation is already in progress
If you receive this message, the probable cause could be that another installation, repair, or uninstallation process would actually be running. If this is the case, wait for it to complete and try again. If no such process is running, here are a few steps you may want to try:
- Restart PC and try
- Clear Disk Space
- Scan PC for malware
- Check the status of Windows Installer Service
- Install in Clean Boot State.
Let us take a look at them.
1] Restart PC and try
Restart your computer and try to install it.
2] Clear Disk Space
3] Scan PC for malware
Scan your PC with your anti-virus and anti-spyware.
4] Check the status of Windows Installer Service
If you still receive the same error message, do the following:
Type services.msc in the Start menu and hit enter to open Services Manager.
Scroll down to the Windows Installer Service and double-click on it.
Stop the Service and then Restart it.
5] Install in Clean Boot State
Perform a Clean Boot and try to install the program.
Now try to install the program. It should help.