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  • Tried following {http://download.microsoft.com/download/E/9/D/E9D80355-7AB4-45B8-80E8-983A48D5E1BD/msicuu2.exe} which said could not be downloaded.  Went to 3rd party site, was able to download, but received Windows script error:

    Temp\XP000.TMP\StartMsi.vbs

    Line: 10

    Char: 5

    Error: Permission denied

    Code: 800A0046

    Source: Microsoft VBScript runtime error

    I'm running: Win 10 Home Insider Preview

    Evaluation Copy. Build 14295.rs1_release.160318-1628

    Monday, April 4, 2016 8:58 AM

Answers

  • Running the installer as Administrator (as explained in link below) might allow installing the Cleanup Utility, BUT Microsoft discontinued support for it years ago. Whether it would work at all with Windows 10 and what damage it might cause is unknown.  I think it's inadvisable. What problem are you trying to address (better to ask in  Windows 10 forum.)?

    Error "800A0046 - Permission Denied" when installing the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility in Windows Vista
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/170/1/Error-800A0046---Permission-Denied-when-installing-the-Windows-Installer-Cleanup-Utility-in-Windows-Vista.html
    Monday, April 4, 2016 3:17 PM
  • Hi pitties4,

    While the Windows Installer Cleanup utility was found to a be a very useful tool by many people, as it resolved installation problems. Unfortunately Microsoft has removed the Windows Installer Cleanup utility from Download Center and Microsoft now no longer supports the use of this tool. Microsoft has replaced Windows Installer Cleanup utility with Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter.

    If you want to use this tool, we could try to download from others websites. Then open the program as Administrator.

    Hope it will be helpful to you.


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    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 10:37 AM

All replies

  • Running the installer as Administrator (as explained in link below) might allow installing the Cleanup Utility, BUT Microsoft discontinued support for it years ago. Whether it would work at all with Windows 10 and what damage it might cause is unknown.  I think it's inadvisable. What problem are you trying to address (better to ask in  Windows 10 forum.)?

    Error "800A0046 - Permission Denied" when installing the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility in Windows Vista
    http://www.winhelponline.com/articles/170/1/Error-800A0046---Permission-Denied-when-installing-the-Windows-Installer-Cleanup-Utility-in-Windows-Vista.html
    Monday, April 4, 2016 3:17 PM
  • Hi pitties4,

    While the Windows Installer Cleanup utility was found to a be a very useful tool by many people, as it resolved installation problems. Unfortunately Microsoft has removed the Windows Installer Cleanup utility from Download Center and Microsoft now no longer supports the use of this tool. Microsoft has replaced Windows Installer Cleanup utility with Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter.

    If you want to use this tool, we could try to download from others websites. Then open the program as Administrator.

    Hope it will be helpful to you.


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    Tuesday, April 5, 2016 10:37 AM
  • As GTS-NJ says, Microsoft discontinued Windows Installer Cleanup Utility, since 2010. Further, you're using the latest version of Windows 10, that too being an insider preview. Hence we can't guarantee it's working in your system.

    Further, you can try running the utility with administrative privilege and check.

    You can also try Microsoft Fixit from the following link to fix any errors with Microsoft installer:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/mats/program_install_and_uninstall


    Balaji Kundalam

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016 5:05 AM