Help with MSI (Microsoft Installer) error 1722: There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A program run as part of the setup did not finish as expected. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action [2], location: [3], command: [4]
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One visitor reports that deleting the .MSI file from the Installer folder can clear the problem (example: c:\windows\installer\83940.msi).
Another suggests this may be a security issue:
Verify that the local administrator group has full
control permissions in NTFS for the following folders:
c:\documents and settings\\local settings\temp
Also see:
- "Error 1722" Error Message During the Prerequisites Portion of Visual FoxPro 8.0 Installation
- Java(TM) Update fails to apply changes to your system. Error 1722
Answered 04/28/2004 by:
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Check the custom actions for any "Execute Program From Destination" custom actions. The detination file might not exist or fail with an errorcode (ie VBScript or executable).
Answered 03/03/2008 by: renee
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This is what worked easily and quickly for me. 

Just delete the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Macromedia\FlashPlayer\SafeVersions\11.0 and 10.0 keys.

Run the install again. 

Answered 05/23/2012 by: TheInfamousOne
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  • It worked for me. I had to uninstall Flash 3.3 then reinstall 3.1 but I got an error 1722 during the installation. I removed the registry key as TheInfamousOne suggested and I tried to install Flash 3.1 again. No more errors and Flash 3.1 works on my computer like before. Thanks a lot for the tip.
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