Cannot open this installation package in Windows 10 fix

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Some Windows 10 users complain about a problem with installing a particular package on their computers. Whenever they try to run the installer, the installation process stops with an error message "This installation package cannot be opened". This problem usually occurs due to discontinuity of the service installation window file on the affected computers. If you are facing the same problem then look for these solutions first and if the solutions don't work much then look for the solutions.



Alternative solutions-

1. Try installing the package from an administrative account on your computer.

2. Check if the package is for another version of Windows 10 (32-bit or 64-bit).

3. Temporarily disable the antivirus on your computer. After disabling the antivirus, try installing the package.

4. This error is prevalent even if the installation package is on a flash drive or a network drive. Try running the installers from a local drive on your computer.

If the problem persists, look for these solutions:

Fix-1 Run the Compatibility Troubleshooter-

A compatibility troubleshooter will detect if there are problems with the compatibility of the package.

1. Go to the path of the package installer.

2. The right mouse button in the installation package and then click "Property“To open his properties.

3. In the Properties window, go to the "CompatibilityEyelash ".

4. Click on 'Run the Compatibility Troubleshooter".

Program Compatibility Troubleshooter will detect if there are any compatibility issues. If there is, it will fix it.


Try running the package installer on your computer again.

Check if it opens or if the error persists.


Fix-2 Edit Registry Editor-

1. By pressing Windows key and the 'R'together to open the Run window.

2. In the running window, type "regedit“And then press Log in.

The registry editor window will open.

Before continuing with the main solution, set up a registry backup.

3. When you see the Registry Editor window, click "archive"In the menu bar and click"Export".

Save the record to your computer by clicking "Save".

You can restore the registry if something goes wrong.

4. In the Registry Editor window, go to this location on the left side-

Computer HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SYSTEM CurrentControlSet Control FileSystem

5. On the right side of the Registry Editor window, double click on him "NtfsDisable8dot3NameCreation"key.

6. Now, set "Value data: 'for"0"And then click"ok“To save the changes.

7. Likewise, double click in "Win31FileSystem“To change the value data.

8. In the Edit DWORD (32-bit) value window, make sure 'Value data:' is "0".


9. Finally, click on "ok“To save the changes.

Close Registry Editor window.

Try installing the package on your computer again. You won't have to face the additional error.

Fix-3 Check if the Windows Installer is running

installer window is a service that adds or modifies a package installer.


1. First, press "Tasto Windows + S'and then type "Services".


2. Next, click on “Services“In the list of services.

Services window will open.

3. In the Services window, scroll through the list of services.

4. Hence, double click on him "installation window"Service.

5. In the Windows Installer Properties window, click "Home“To start the service on your computer.

6. After doing all this, click on "To apply"And then click"ok“To save the changes.

Near Window Services.

Try running the package installer on your computer again. Your problem should be solved.

Fix-4 Re-register Windows installation engine with CMD-

1. To start the file run window, press Tasto Windows + R keys together.

2. Now type "cmd“And then press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.

This will open the Window System Symbol file with administrative rights.

3. To deregister and re-register Windows Setup Service, copy paste and hit Log in.

msiexec /unregister msiexec /regserver

Close Window system symbol on your computer.

Restart your computer to save the changes.

After rebooting, try to install the package on your computer again. Your problem should be solved.

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