Sometimes, you may try installing the Windows installer package in order to help with the installation of applications on your system. But after installing the applications, you would want to uninstall these Windows installer files in order to increase the storage space in your computer’s hard drive. According to the Windows help support team, if you are planning to uninstall or upgrade any programs, which were installed using Windows Installer, it is recommended to leave the files in the same folder where they were located during installation.
However, if you really want to delete the Windows Installer files, you can follow the instructions mentioned below:
- First, you need to burn the backup copies of the Windows Installer package files onto a CD-R with the help of CD-burning software installed on your computer. Now, you can click on the Start menu followed by Computer or My Computer. Go to the Windows Installer files folder on C: drive that is generally named as Program Files folder.
- In the next step, you need to delete any folder in the Program Files directory by the name Windows Installer. However, if you do not find any Windows Installer folder in the Program Files folder, you can check the same under the Windows folder. Here, you would require deleting all the files with an .msi extension from the folder.
- Now, you need to download and install registry-cleaning software on your computer. For this, you need to click on the Start menu again, followed by All Programs. You would get a list of all the programs installed in the computer. Now, you need to locate Find the registry cleaner you have downloaded in the program list and then click on the folder to show the contents. Now, click on the application name.
- In the next step, you need to run the registry cleaner on your computer. According to the Windows help, almost all of the registry-cleaning programs include one main button on the first screen of the program, which you need to click to initiate the cleaning process. This registry cleaner would completely clean the registry of your system as well as find and delete dead files left behind by program removals that include Windows Installer files.
By following these steps, you can easily delete Windows installer files to save space on your computer’s hard drive. For more assistance, please contact our Windows technical support team.