Fix: The Feature You Are Trying to Use in on a Network Resource That is Unavailable

Many Windows users are expenciring an error that says “The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable” while installing or uninstalling an application on any version of the Windows Operating System.

This error could be due to issue with the application package which you are trying to install is corrupted or Windows installer service is not working as it should. These are a few solutions that you can use to try and fix this issue:

How To Fix The Feature You Are Trying to Use in on a Network Resource That is Unavailable in Windows 10

Method 1. Make sure that the Windows Installer service is running

If the Windows Installer service is not running on your Windows PC, there’s a chance any installations or uninstallations you try will fail. If you are facing this issue, making sure that the Windows Installer service is running.

1. Press Windows + R and type “services.msc” in the Run box. Click OK.

2. In the services window, find Windows Installer service. Right-click on the service and click Properties.

3. In the General tab, under startup type select automatic from the dropdown menu. If service status says running do nothing, and if it says stopped, click the start button. Click OK to save changes

4. Close the service manager window and reboot your computer.

After restarting, check that you can able to install/uninstall the program.

Method 2. Download a different copy of the installer or download one to a different location

You might be facing this issue because the installer you are using to try and install or uninstall the affected program is somehow corrupted or damaged, or the directory you have downloaded it to is having problems communicating with the rest of your computer. So, to double-check the issue, downloading a different copy of the installer or downloading one to a different location on your computer and using it to install or uninstall the affected program should be enough to get the job done.

Method 3. Run the Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter

1. Click here to download the Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter.

2. Browse to where you downloaded the troubleshooter and double-click on it to run it. Follow the on-screen instructions and go through the troubleshooter all the way to the very end.

3. Select where you are getting the issue( i.e. Installing or uninstalling).

Wait for the troubleshooter to run, close the windows after it finishes patching.

Method 4. Delete Registry key

1. Click Start, type “Run” and select Run. In the Run box, type “regedit” and click OK.

2. Go to the following path:

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\ Classes\Installer

3. In the installer folder, double-click on the Products sub-key under the Installer key to expand it, and then one by one, click on each of the sub-keys under the Products key to have their contents displayed in the right pane of the Registry Editor. You need to find the Product Name registry string (REG_SZ) for each of the sub-keys under the Products key as their Value data will contain the name of the program that specific registry key is for. You need to keep going until you find the sub-key belonging to the application you are having problems installing or uninstalling.

4. Once you found out the correct folder, right-click on the sub-key and click on Delete. Click Yes to confirm the action

5. Close the Registry Editor and restart the computer.

After restarting, try to install/uninstall the program you were trying installing/uninstalling to check error has resolved or not.

Checkout this video to illustrate this guide:

Hope something helps you.

 
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