XPlite can uninstall Windows Installer, re-install or repair Windows Installer on Windows XP and Windows 2000. Improve Windows performance and security.
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Windows Installer Windows Installer

Adds, modifies, and removes applications provided as a Windows Installer (*.msi) package. If this service is disabled, any services that explicitly depend on it will fail to start.

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In XPlite Professional you can find Windows Installer under the group titled Windows Management Instrumentation Windows Management Instrumentation.

Install Windows Installer:

Windows Installer is a stand-alone component. The function of Windows Installer does not rely on any other XPlite Professional components and removing other components in XPlite Professional should not influence Windows Installer.

Uninstall Windows Installer:

The following components are dependent on Windows Installer. If you remove Windows Installer from your system using XPlite Professional you will also be required to uninstall the following components:


XPlite Professional can completely uninstall Windows Installer and reinstall to repair Windows Installer on:

  • Windows XP Professional: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows XP Home: orig, SP1, SP2
  • Windows 2000 Professional: orig, SP1, SP2, SP3, SP4
  • Windows 2003 Server: orig, SP1, SP2(coming!)

User Removal Statistics for Windows Installer

Of 53 sampled Windows XP users, 48 left Windows Installer installed and 5 people uninstalled Windows Installer from their system.

Of 180 sampled Windows 2000 users, 10 left Windows Installer installed and 4 people uninstalled it from their system. No data for another 166 users (advanced features hidden or incomplete log data).

Pro Users can help us collect these removal statistics.

  1. In XPlite or 2000lite press XPlite properties button to access preferences.
  2. Ensure logging is on.
  3. Check "Send component state data when checking for upgrades" on the Preferences tab.
  4. Using the Check for Upgrades button on the About tab.

The information sent is the last block only of component installation state data - you can see this in the log as "option=1" or "option=0". No personal information is conveyed.

The option to uninstall Windows Installer is only included in XPlite Professional.

Thankyou for purchasing XPlite Professional.

Windows Installer is avalable as option in XPlite ProfessionalPRO Windows Installer is not in the XPlite Free TrialTrial