Somehow, the installation of MSXML 6 got corrupted.

I'm tried to uninstall it, but the installer closes without any response.

I tried then to reinstall it, and I the installer gives me this message: MSXML 6 Service Pack (KB954459) Setup Interrupted.

Then, I used Windows Installer CleanUp Utility to remove MSXML 6 from my installed programs. After this, I tried to run the installer again, but the message has not changed.

I found an equivalent question on expert-exchange, but I can't see the responses.

I'm googling it for some time now, and I'm getting increasingly frustrated. Does anyone has experienced this problem? Or better, does anyone knows a solution?

I'm running an updated Windows XP Professional (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.090206-1234) on a Dell Latitude D630.

By the way, I'm not sure if this is the best site to ask this. Maybe stackoverflow.com would be better, but it's not a strictly programming question.


Looks like I was to quick to make the question here. I've just found a working solution on this eggheadcafe thread. At least I hope this helps someone in the future.

Quoting the solution:

All it took was:

1) removing the existing MSXML 6 file (which cannot be done via add/remove) ... you must use this Windows cleanup installer:


2) re-installing MSXML 6 from:


  • I have this issue on my workstation - will running the cleanup installer remove my office installation as well? – Raj More Jul 26 '10 at 17:37
  • 1. Instead of msicuu2.exe (which is not available anymore), use support.microsoft.com/mats/Program_Install_and_Uninstall 2. Use the exact link above, because MSXML 6.0 SP2 (msxml6-KB973686-enu-x86.exe) fails to install anyway. – Olexa Aug 7 '14 at 19:30

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