Programs not installing
Thread poster: Reed James

Reed James
Chile
Local time: 06:30
Member (2005)
Spanish to English
Oct 13

Hello. I wanted to preface this post by saying that I have googled this problem, I have run Reginout, which worked to a certain extent, and I do not want to reinstall Windows 10. There is too much at stake.

Sometimes I can install updates and applications. Other times, I cannot. I'm not sure whether it's just MSI installers or all of them. Sometimes I can work around the problem by running those installation files in safe mode. And sometimes, not even that works.

So, my question is: how can I fix this problem without reinstalling Windows? Any help is much appreciated.


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Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 09:30
Member (2009)
Dutch to English
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hmm Oct 13

Try this first: https://www.windowscentral.com/how-use-sfc-command-utility-fix-system-files-windows-10

And then this: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17588/fix-problems-that-block-programs-from-being-installed-or-removed

Michael


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Rolf Keller
Germany
Local time: 10:30
English to German
Caution! Oct 14

Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer wrote:

Try this first: (...) use-sfc-command-utility

Under any circumstances use CHKDSK first and make sure that the file system is ok. Afterwards use sfc.

If you do it the other way round, sfc might damage the file system even more. This general principle holds for any utility that might make changes on the disk. So, use CHKDSK first, THEN use scf, dism, antivirus or what have you.

CHKDSK:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee872425.aspx


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Reed James
Chile
Local time: 06:30
Member (2005)
Spanish to English
TOPIC STARTER
Already ran sfc... Oct 14

Rolf Keller wrote:

Michael Joseph Wdowiak Beijer wrote:

Try this first: (...) use-sfc-command-utility

Under any circumstances use CHKDSK first and make sure that the file system is ok. Afterwards use sfc.

If you do it the other way round, sfc might damage the file system even more. This general principle holds for any utility that might make changes on the disk. So, use CHKDSK first, THEN use scf, dism, antivirus or what have you.

CHKDSK:
https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee872425.aspx



After I read Michael's response, I ran an sfc. Nothing happened. I had done it once before with the same effect. The other fix that Michael suggested didn't work because it was for installing/uninstalling a particular program. This seems to be systemwide. The funny thing is that Reginout helped the first few times, but the error persists. Should I run a CHEKDSK?


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