Run MSI File As Administrator

How To Run MSI File As Administrator In Windows 10 / 7/8

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Run MSI File As Administrator In Windows 10 / 7/8

Recently I was trying to install “RSD Lite” software in windows 10 64 Bit operation system [Laptop]. Basically, RSD lite software comes with setup file package. But problem was that it was showing error at the time of installation.

Here is setup installation error screenshot.

this installation package could not be opened error

Just because of this windows error, I was completely unable to install this software. To fix this windows error “this installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exist and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer package.” We tried many things. But every time get failed.

After trying different solutions, we found that it’s because of software setup’s format.

So if you are one of them who are facing the same windows installation error “this installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exists and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer package.” Then you can follow the below methods to fix it at your own home and no need to go anywhere to repair this issue. Yes, you can fix this installation package could not be opened error within few simple steps.

But before that we want to explain the reason of this issue first, so you can understand it properly.

Most probably, you may know that when you right-click on an executable (.exe) file or setup file, Run as administrator option appears in the context menu along with many other common options.

But do you know if you have any program file or setup file in form of MSI format, Windows doesn’t show Run as administrator option when you right-click on a MSI file. In short, windows does not allow you to run MSI file setup as administrator and it will show this installation package could not be opened error by clicking on “install” button.

I hope now everything is now clear in your mind about MSI format file and this installation package could not be opened windows error.

So if you are getting this installation package could not be opened error in windows 10, w7 or w8 pc or laptop then confirm the setup file format first. If it’s in msi format, go ahead and continue the next step to learn “how to install or run MSI File as administrator in Windows 10 / 7/8 pc?

Here in this tutorial, we will describe two different methods to run msi as administrator. Just read the post carefully, learn everything and then apply it.

Methods To Run MSI As Administrator [ Fix this installation package could not be opened ]

Method 01 : Run MSI As Administrator Using Command Prompt

In this method, we will use command prompt to install MSI file as administrator. Moreover, you can remove this installation package could not be opened error too.

  • First off all, open “Command Prompt” as administrator. For this, type “CMD” in start menu or “Start Screen Search box” and run it as administrator.
NOTE: It’s important to launch the Command Prompt as admin in order to launch MSI files as administrator.

  • Now execute the following command to run MSI file as admin [ Don’t forget to change “pathfilename” with exact path of MSI file which you want to run on pc.
msiexec /a “pathtotheMSIfile”

Replace pathtotheMSIfile with exact path of MSI file.

If file path is C:\Users\`jaggu\Desktop\rsd lite\RSD_Lite_v6.2.4.msi then command will be msiexec /a “C:\Users\`jaggu\Desktop\rsd lite\RSD_Lite_v6.2.4.msi”

Example For File Path: Our MSi file setup is placed on desktop with rsd lite folder. So enter into the folder and copy the file path from address bar as shown in below screenshot.

  • After executing the above command, it will run msi file on windows pc without any issue.

Till now unable to run MSI setup on pc or it’s showing “this installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exist and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer package” error, please go for next solution.

Method 02 : Add Run As Administrator Option With MSI File

As we already told you, windows does not allow you to run MSI file setup as administrator or you can’t see run as administrator on MSI file by default. But you have an option to add run as administrator for MSI setup file.

It’s permanent solution and no need to use above method01 for each and every MSI file.

  • Download this MSIFileRunAsAdmin.Zip file, extract the ZIP file to get a Registry file named MSIFileRunAsAdmin.Reg file.

  • Double-click on MSIFileRunAsAdmin.Reg file or right-click on it >>  click Merge option to install it on pc.

  • A new “registry editor” pop-up will open in front of you. Just click on “Yes” option.

  • Finally click on ok to close the below “successfully added” message on windows pc screen.

  • DONE!!!! This time it will add “run as administrator” with MSI file as shown below.

All done!! And now whenever you right-click on any MSI file in same pc, Run as administrator option appears in the context menu and you can install it without any error.

This is all about “how to install MSI file in windows OS without error or how to add run as administrator for MSI File permanently?” Use any one method to run MSI setup software in windows 7, windows 8 or windows 10 etc. Moreover, solve error this installation package could not be opened. Verify that the package exist and that you can access it, or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid windows installer package at the time of software installation.

Both methods are tested and working, so you can try it on your own pc too.

Don’t forget to share your experience or leave your comment to let me know which method is working for you.

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