Recieved Error-1639 I was installing a program and a box popped up saying I had a Feature Transfer Error

Specifically it read: Error-1639 Invalid command line argument. Consult the windows installer sdk for detailed command line help. It was a box with a button that said ok. Then the installation was stopped and will not go any further. Does anyone have a idea of what i can do i would appreciate the help, thank you.

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Last updated December 14, 2018 Views 13,442 Applies to:


1.     Have you made any changes to your computer prior to this issue?

You can try the methods below and see if it helps.

Method 1

I would suggest you to unregister and re-register Windows installer, and check if it helps.

a)     Click Start and the Run.

b)    In the Run box type msiexec /unreg and then ENTER.

c)     Click Start and the Run.

d)    In the Run box type msiexec /regserver and then ENTER.


Method 2

a)     Click Start.

b)    In the search box type services.msc.

c)     Locate Windows Installer.

d)    Right click it and Go to Properties.

e)     In the Startup type click the drop down and set as Automatic.

f)      Click Apply and OK.

g)    Restart your computer.


Method 3

You can run System File Checker to fix the corrupted system files.

Here is an article that will give you information on SFC Scan:


Check if the issue is resolved.

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