Uninstalling and reinstalling iTunes on a Windows PC is a simple task. As simple as it is, iTunes installation errors prevent you from reinstalling iTunes successfully. For example, when trying to reinstall iTunes, some users found an error: “There is a problem with this Windows installation package.A program required to complete this installation can not be run.Contact your reseller or relevant personnel. “
So, what does it mean when iTunes said that there was a problem with this Windows installation package? How to fix ‘Windows Installer package’ error so that we can reinstall or update iTunes on our PCs? Here are the answers you are looking for.
Method 1: Running the installer with administrative privileges
By far, the most common reason why iTunes fails to install on Windows 10 is that the user’s Windows account does not have administrator privileges. This method is most likely effective if nothing happens when you double-click the iTunes setup executable.
If you have the same problems, the solution is extremely simple: right-click the downloaded installer and choose Run as administrator. The installation should open without any problem and you should be able to install iTunes normally. If this method does not allow you to install iTunes, proceed to the other method below.
Method 2: Install all the pending Windows updates
Some users reported that the problem was automatically resolved and that they could install iTunes after installing all pending Windows updates. To do this, press the Windows + R keys to open a Run command. Then type “ms-settings: windowsupdate” on Windows 10 (or “wuapp” on an earlier version of Windows) and press Enter to open Windows Update.
Once you have reached the Windows Update screen, click Check for Updates and follow the on-screen instructions to install pending Windows updates. Once all the pending updates have been installed, restart your computer and see if you can install iTunes after the next boot. If it does not, go to the next method below.
Method 3: Installing Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Service Pack 1 Redistributable Package
Some users were finally able to install iTunes using the downloaded installer after following the steps necessary to install the Microsoft Visual C ++ 2005 Service Pack.
Fortunately, this problem can be easily solved by installing the redistributable package that contains this particular library file. Here is a quick guide to installing the Microsoft Visual C ++ 2005 Service Pack and troubleshooting the iTunes installation issue:
- Go to this official Microsoft download site (here) and click the Download button associated with Microsoft Visual C ++ 2005 Service Pack 1.
- Check the box associated with the installer that corresponds to your processor architecture and click the Next button.
- Wait for the download to complete, open the vcredist installer, and follow the on-screen prompts to install the missing library file.
- When the installation is complete, restart your computer and check if the problem has been resolved and you can install iTunes.