Troubleshooting Error 1722

Troubleshooting Error 1722


What is Error 1722?

This is a type of Windows Installer error. Developed by Microsoft, Windows Installer is a software component used for the installation, maintenance and removal of software on Windows system.

This is basically an .MSI file that contains explicit instructions about installing and removing specific applications that are supported by this file for example JAVA and ArcGIS.

The error 1722 occurs when there is a problem with Windows Installer package. And because of this the program supported by Windows Installer Package fails to set-up and install.

This error message is displayed in the following format:

“Error 1722. There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support or package vendor.”


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Error Causes

You may encounter error 1722 due to multiple reasons such as:

  • Windows Installer Package corruption
  • Improper Windows Installer Package installation
  • Windows Script Hosting permission issues
  • Viral Infection

It is advisable to fix error 1722 to ensure the application supported by Windows Installer Package that you are trying to set-up on your PC, installs successfully.

Further Information and Manual Repair

To resolve Windows Installer Package error 1722 on your PC, try the methods given below:

Method 1

Sometimes the error 1722 may pop up if the Windows Installer Package is not installed properly. In such an event, it is advisable to uninstall Windows Installer Package and then reinstall it.

To do so, click on start, then control panel, program and features and then choose the Add/Remove Program option to uninstall the Windows Installer Package on your system.

Once it is removed, click OK to save changes. Then reboot your PC. Now download Installer package and reinstall. After the installation is complete, now try installing the application supported by Installer package you wished to install.

However, first it is suggested that you remove any traces of the failed application first. For example if you previously received the error while installing Java, then remove all traces of failed Java installation.

Method 2

Alternative method is to change Window Script Hosting settings. To do this, go to the start menu, open Run and then type ‘Regedit’ in the command line and then press OK to continue. Check for either or both of the following registry keys

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindows Script HostSettingsEnabled

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindows Script HostSettingsEnabled

If either of these has a DWORD value of ‘0’, then scripting is disabled. Change the values to ‘1’ this will enable scripting and resolve the issue.

Method 3

There can be two reasons for Windows Installer Package corruption, viruses or registry overloaded with bad entries and obsolete files.

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