The Windows Installer error 1722 is an error that cancels the installation of your software. In addition, you will not be able to remove any software from your system. This error may appear when Windows starts, and then stop. Your system may hang for a few seconds, the response time of your mouse or keyboard will be affected, etc. Error 1722 can sometimes occur while installing or removing software on Windows. Error 1722 returns the following error message: "ERROR 1722 There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program performed as part of the installation did not complete as planned. Contact your technical support or reseller."
These 1722 error messages can appear during program installation, when a Microsoft Corporation-related software (for example, Windows Installer) is running, Windows startup or shutdown, or even during the course of time. installation of the Windows operating system. Keeping track of when and where your 1722 error occurs is essential information in solving the problem.
- Invalid / corrupt registry entries. If your registry is corrupted due to a recent change to the software, install or uninstall what is related to the Windows Installer.
- Incomplete installation. This error may be due to an incomplete software installation for Windows Installer.
- This error can occur if some MSI packages are not properly removed from (Add / Remove Programs) or (Programs and Features). Remnants of the corrupted installation can sometimes prevent the installation and uninstallation of software.
- "Error 1722" appears and closes the active program window.
- Your PC crashes frequently with error 1722 while running the same program.
- "Windows Installer Error 1722" is displayed.
- Windows runs slowly and responds slowly to keyboard or mouse input.
- Your computer "hangs" periodically for a few seconds at a time.
Solution 1: Windows registry scan
As we mentioned, the error can be caused by corrupted or invalid entries of the Windows registry. Therefore, your first action is to scan your Windows registry for errors. To scan your registry, follow these steps:
- Open the Start menu and enter cmd.
- Click cmd to open it.
- In cmd, type the following command: Registry scan - scanreg / autorun
This scans your registry for errors and uses a backup to restore all corrupt or invalid registries. It will take a while, make sure to wait for it.
- Then, enter the following command:
scanreg / fix
This will fix your corrupt registers in case there is no backup.
Solution 2: Use the System File Checker
System File Checker is a Windows-based utility that allows users to scan their system to find corrupted files and repair them. Your error could very well be due to corrupted Windows Installer files that were affected by another program during installation. To analyze your device, here's what to do:
- Open the Start menu and type cmd.
- Right-click on it and select 'Run as administrator'.
- When the command prompt loads, enter the following command: DISM Cleanup - DISM.exe / Online / Cleanup-image / Restorehealth
- Wait for the end, then enter this: Scan SFC
sfc / scannow
Be sure not to interrupt while checking or repairing corrupted files on your system.
Solution 3: Perform a clean boot
A clean boot can remove any conflicts that may occur during the installation of your software. This means that you must start your system with the minimum number of drivers and programs required. Here's how to perform a clean boot:
- Make sure you are logged in as an administrator.
- Click Start Menu and type msconfig.
- Open the system configuration from the results. Open system configuration
- In the System Setup window, switch to the Services tab.
- Here, be sure to uncheck the "Hide all Microsoft services" box and then click "Disable all". Uncheck the dialog box
- Now go to the Startup tab and click 'Open Task Manager'. Click Open Task Manager
- A startup window in Task Manager will open. Be sure to select each item and choose Disable. Select each item and click disable
- Close the task manager window.
- Now, under the Startup tab of the system configuration, just click OK.
- Restart your device. Note: It is important to note that if your computer is connected to a network and you make changes to the system configuration, network policy settings will try to prevent you from doing so.
Solution 4: System Restore
You can solve the problem by restoring your device to a point prior to the occurrence of the error. To perform a system restore, follow these steps:
- Click the Start menu, and then click Control Panel.
- Type Recovery in the Search box in Control Panel, and then press it.
- Select 'Open System Restore', and then click Next.
- In the displayed list, choose the most recent driver or update, and then click "Search for affected programs". Choose an update
- A list of items that will be deleted is displayed. If it's convenient for you, click Next, and then select another update from the list. Click Next
Solution 5: Reregister Windows Installer
If you re-register your Windows Installer, the files that caused the error may be corrected. To re-register your Windows Installer, follow these steps:
- Quit all Windows programs.
- Press Windows key + X and choose "Command Prompt (Admin)". Choose Command Prompt (Admin)
- Type the following:
- msiexec /unregister
- msiexec /regserver