Follow these steps to automatically repair issues including corrupted registry keys that block you from installing or removing programs:

  • Select the Download button on this page.
  • In the File Download dialog box, click Run or Open, and then follow the steps in the Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter.
  • This troubleshooter might be in English only. However, the automatic fix also works for versions of Windows in other languages.
  • If you’re not on the computer that has the problem, save the troubleshooter to a flash drive or a CD, and then run it on the computer that has the problem. 

What it fixes
  • Corrupted registry keys on 64-bit operating systems
  • Corrupted registry keys that control the update data
  • Problems that prevent new programs from being installed
  • Problems that prevent existing programs from being completely uninstalled or updated
  • Problems that block you from uninstalling a program through Add or Remove Programs (or Programs and Features) in Control Panel
Runs on

  • Windows 7
  • Windows 8
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
Article ID: 17588 - Last Review: 8 Jun 2016 - Revision: 15
Applies to
Windows 10, Windows 7, Windows 8.1

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