Role of Windows® Installer Cleanup Utility
What is Windows Installer Cleanup Utility?
The Windows Installer Cleanup Utility was designed to let users safely and efficiently remove Windows Installer settings from a system if they wish to do so. You could go for it if your system is suffering from issues with these programs. The Windows Installer Cleanup Utility has some roles in your system. It is a tool created to remove all failed installations as well as information for those programs in your system which were installed using the Windows Installer. It could be used to remove multiple instances of set-up being run in your system simultaneously to resolve conflicts. It could also be used to resolve interruptions which were made during the installation of a program which uses Windows Installer.
Tips to use Windows Installer Cleanup Utility in your system:
- Using log file
- Using the shortcut
- Using Microsoft System Information
Using log file
When you execute Microsoft Installer Cleanup utility, the software creates a log file. This log file is named Msicu.log in your Windows/Temp folder. You could make use of this log file to determine which programs have been removed from you system by the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility. Support engineers could use this log file to determine if the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility has successfully removed a program from your system.
Using the shortcut
You could be downloading the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility in your system. As you download the tool, you need to try executing it once. It could install the files of the tool in your system hard disk drive. Shortcut of the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility would then be left in the 'Start Menu' of the desktop. It would be placed in the 'Program' menu of the 'Start' menu. You could use this shortcut to use the tool.
You could use the Microsoft System Information to run the Windows Installer Cleanup Utility in your system. For this, you need to click on the software which is located in the 'Tools' menu of the Microsoft System Information. As you click the tool, you could see a dialog box appearing in your system. It could listing details of all the programs which are installed in your computer system and which use the Windows installer. As the Windows Installer is also used by the Cleanup Utility, it could also be displayed in the dialog box. You could select these items by holding the 'Shift' or 'Ctrl' key with them. You could then be prompted with a warning message. If you click the 'OK' button, the Cleanup Utility would then remove all Windows Installer registry keys with the selected program with its entries for programs in the Control Panel's 'Add' or 'Remove' programs.
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