Failed to uninstall National Instruments Software

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Recently, I was trying to uninstall the National Instruments Software but an error 1601 occurred during the uninstallation. I tried multiple times to uninstall this program but not successful. What could be the cause? Can I get the resolution to fix it immediately? I am using Windows Operating system so instruct me properly.


Thanks for help.

Error 1601 occurred. Would like to continue this operation?

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Failed to uninstall National Instruments Software


Actually Microsoft Windows automatically disables the Windows Installer Service when its in Safe Mode. The National Instrument uninstaller depends on this service to successfully remove National Instruments software.
This is basically a Microsoft Windows Installer error. This error occurs because your Windows Installer has become corrupted.

If you go to your Windows Installer properties from
Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Services > Windows Installer you may see a corrupted path to your 'msiexec.exe' file. A corrupted path is anything other than C:WindowsSystem32 or C:WindowsSystem.

But no need to worry as this problem can be solved by "re-installing" your Windows Installer (msiexec.exe). The process is :

1. Browsing your NI Software CD and running either InstMsiw.exe for Windows NT, 2000, or XP or InstMsi.exe for Windows 9x.
2. Once you have done this you may then run the setup.exe on your NI Software CD to install your NI Software.

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