Unable to run updates error 1060

Original title: Missing Windows Installer  

(2cd revised title: Having problems with Windows Update,  Ran net stop msiserver and received message "The specified service does not exist as an installed service"  (system error 1060 has occurred).)

 

Ran net stop msiserver and received message "The specified service does not exist as an installed service"  (system error 1060 has occurred). Running Windows Vista SP2, 64-bit. Having problems with Windows Update.

 

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Last updated August 31, 2018 Views 5,328 Applies to:
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Hi,

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

2.       Why do you run “net stop msiserver” to stop Windows Installer Service?

3.       What happens when you try to install Windows Update?

4.       Are you able to install other programs or applications?

 

I would suggest you to make sure whether you have Windows Installer Service listed in Windows Services.

Follow these steps:

a.       Click on “Start” button.

b.      Type “services.msc” without quotes in the search box and hit enter.

c.       In the Services Windows search for “Windows Installer” service.

 

If you don’t find the Windows Installer service then perform the following troubleshooting methods:

Method 1:

Perform System File Check to fix the corrupted system files and then check how it works.

Refer the link  "How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7" to perform System File Check.

Note: It may ask for windows DVD to fix and to enable SFC to make more than minor repairs. Some files saved on your computer might get deleted when fixing corrupted files.

Method 2:

Perform the troubleshooting steps from the link “Troubleshoot problems with installing updates Vista” and then try to install the Windows Update.

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2642495

Error “The Windows Installer Service Could Not Be Accessed” when installing or updating programs on Windows 7 or Windows Vista

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