The Microsoft Installer Cleanup Utility has been retired:

While the Windows Installer Cleanup utility resolved some installation problems, it sometimes damaged other components installed on the computer. Because of this, the tool has been removed from the Microsoft Download Center. The new replacement tool that addresses issues with the bulk of applications installed using the Microsoft Installer Cleanup Utility can be found here:


The following list offers currently available KB articles that do contain these automated and manual solutions for other applications:

Microsoft Office applications:

290301 How do I uninstall Office 2003, Office 2007 or Office 2010 suites if I cannot uninstall it from Control Panel?

Microsoft Security Essentials:

2435760 How to manually uninstall Microsoft Security Essentials if you cannot uninstall it by using the "Add or Remove Programs" feature


923100 When you try to install an update for the .NET Framework 1.0, 1.1, 2.0, 3.0, or 3.5, you may receive Windows Update error code "0x643" or Windows Installer error code "1603"






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Last updated January 20, 2020 Views 8,007 Applies to: