• The FSX 1722 installation error is one that can occasionally occur when installing or uninstalling Windows software.
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Flight Simulator X installation error 1722 is one that can occasionally occur when installing or uninstalling Windows software.

It returns the following error message: Error 1722 Windows Installer FSX Package. A program that ran as part of the installation did not complete as expected. Contact technical support personnel or the package supplier.

Therefore, the error message highlights that this problem is associated with the Windows installer, on which many programs depend for installation.

Therefore, the Windows installer may be corrupted, have invalid registry entries, or simply the service is not running.

If you get this error when you install or uninstall certain software, here’s how to fix the FSX 1722 installation error in Windows 10.

Update: Microsoft has released the new title in the series. The new Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 looks great, but gamers are already having trouble installing it.

How can I fix error 1722 FSX on Windows 10?

  1. Scan the registry
  2. Start the Windows Installer service
  3. Register the Windows Installer service
  4. Open the uninstaller and troubleshooter
  5. Enable Windows Script Hosting
  6. Set up a new administrator account

1. Scan the Registry

You can repair the Windows Installer registry entries with a registry cleaner, otherwise with system optimization software.

Most system optimizers include a registry cleaner, and this software guide provides more details on some of the best registry cleaners.

CCleaner is a registry cleaner with millions of users, and this is how you can run a registry scan with that software.

  1. Download CCleaner.
  2. Then you can open the CCleaner installation wizard to add the software to Windows.
  3. Open CCleaner and click Registry to open the registry utility shown below.

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4. There, select all the checkboxes and then click the Find Problems button.
5.  Then press the Fix Selected Problems button.
6. A dialog box will open prompting you to back up the registry. Click Yes, select a folder to                save and press the Save button.
7. Then press the Fix All Selected Issues button to repair the registry.

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2. Start the Windows Installer Service

  1. Verify that the Windows Installer service is running by pressing the Win + R key and entering “services.msc” in the Run text box. That will open the window shown directly below when you press the OK button.

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2. Scroll and double click Windows Installer to open the window in the snapshot directly                     below.

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3. If the service status stops, press the Start button in the Windows Installer Properties                        window.
4.Then press the OK button to close the window.


3. Re-register the Windows Installer Service

  1. Re-registering Windows Installer will help you to boot and fix error 1722. To re-register Windows Installer, press the Win key + X hotkey.
  2. Select Command Prompt (Admin) to open the window below

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3. Enter msiexec /unregister in the prompt box and press the Return key.
4. Then enter msiexec /regserver at the command prompt and press the Enter key.

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5. Close the command prompt and restart the Windows operating system.


4. Open the Program and Uninstall Troubleshooter

  1. First, open this webpage in your browser.
  2. Hit the Download button on that page to save the troubleshooter in Windows.
  3. Open the folder where you saved the troubleshooter.
  4. Click MicrosoftProgram_Install_and_Uninstall.meta.diagcab to open the program and remove the troubleshooter window in the image below.

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5. Press the Next button to move through the troubleshooter.


5. Enable Windows Script Hosting

  1. First, select Open Command Prompt (admin) from the Win + X menu.
  2. Enter the following line and press Enter:

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6. Set up a new Admin Account

  1. Then click on Family and other people; and then select the Add someone else to this PC option.

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2. Click I don’t have this person’s credentials and then enter the required information.
3. Click the Change Account Type button under the new user account, select                          Administrator from the Account Type drop-down menu, and click OK.

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4. Then you can restart Windows 10 and log in with the new account.

If you are having trouble opening the Settings app, please refer to this article to resolve the issue.

Here’s how to fix Windows Installer error 1722 to install or remove software that depends on the installation service.

You can also try to fix the problem with the repair tools in this software guide.

If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comment section below.

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