Whenever I try to install any MSI file on a Windows 10 machine, it stops and complains with the following error message (pasted here from the logs using
msiexec /l*vx ...):
MSI (s) (74:E0) [21:35:57:077]: Note: 1: 2203 2: C:\Windows\Installer\inprogressinstallinfo.ipi 3: -2147287008
Error 2203. Database: C:\Windows\Installer\inprogressinstallinfo.ipi. Cannot open database file. System error -2147287008.
I presume the cause is an uninstall which crashed and didn't clean up the
What is this
inprogressinstallinfo.ipi file, and is it safe to delete?
If anyone is coming to this question, I believe anti-virus software stops you from deleting the file so you have to boot into safe mode to delete it. You might also have to stop the Windows Installer service, I will post an edit to this question on how to delete this file if the community says it is safe to delete.