Error 1719 was quite a problem with Windows 7 and Windows 8, and it seems that it has now also ported over to Windows 10. Many Windows 10 users are complaining of an error stating something along the lines of “The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed. This can occur if the Windows Installer is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance”, along with the error code 1719, showing up when they try to install or uninstall any programs from their computer. If you are one of these Windows 10 users, you know exactly how aggravating not being able to install or uninstall a program from your computer can be and just how much you want to fix this problem quickly.
Error 1719 can be the result of anything from the Windows Installer Service crashing and closing down or not starting up in the first place to incorrectly configured or corrupted settings for the Windows Installer Service in your computer’s registry. Fortunately, there are quite a few things that you can try in order to fix error 1719. The following are the three methods that have proven to be highly effective in fighting off error 1719:
Method 1: Start the Windows Installer Service
- Open the Start Menu and type cmd into the search bar.
- Right click on the result named Command Prompt and click on Run as administrator.
- Confirm the action if prompted to do so by your computer.
- Type “net start MSIServer” into the Command Prompt without quotation marks and press the Enter
- Now try installing or uninstalling whatever program was giving you error 1719 before.
Method 2: Stop and then Restart Windows Installer Service
- Press the Windows Logo key and R at the same time to open a Run
- In the Run dialog, type msc and press the Enter key.
- Check to see whether or not the status of Windows Installer is running.
- If Windows Installer is running, right click on the service and click on Stop from the menu that appears.
- Next, right click on Windows Installer and click on Start from the menu that appears.
Now try to install or uninstall the program you wanted to install or uninstall, and, this time, you should not be presented with error 1719.
Method 3: Reset the settings of Windows Installer Service in the registry
Copy the following text and then paste it into Notepad:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\msiserver]
Click on File > Save As. Name the file reg.
Open the dropdown menu in the Save as file type box and click on All Files (*.*).
In the Save in box, set Desktop as the save path for the file. Click on Save. Close Notepad. Right click on reg on your Desktop and click on Run as administrator. If you are prompted by your computer for an administrator password or permission to run the program with administrative privileges, for whatever is needed to confirm the action.
When your computer asks if you really want to continue, click on Yes. Give the computer a few moments to reset the settings of Windows Installer Service in the registry, and then restart it. Once the computer boots up, try uninstalling or installing the program you were trying to before, and the process should complete without fail.