How do you get rid of incomplete downloads on a PC?

Reginald Bridges September 29, 2010

I have two or three programs that did not install correctly on my Dell PC. From time to time a message will pop up that says reinstall program or turn on flash player to use this program. They never say what program or nothing. So, what I want to know is, is there a program that can find incomplete or malfunctioning downloads on a PC? I am using Windows 7 64-bit.

  1. Anonymous
    September 30, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Also check Windows Installer Verbose Log Analyzer

    Installed by default to “C:Program FilesMicrosoft SDKsWindows[version number]BinWiLogUtl.exe”,

    Installer log files are usually stored in the user’s temp folder. A quick way to find installer logs is to press the ellipsis (…) button, type %temp% in the file name entry, then press enter. The preview is invaluable for identifying log files when you have a directory full of MSI[random char].LOG files.

    After loading the log file, just press Analyze. You will be presented with a dialog that breaks out errors, possible solutions, client and server side details, and allows you to view particulars about the install such as states, properties, and policies. There is also an html view of the log available that color codes all lines into various categories, making the file much easier to read.

  2. Saikat Basu
    September 30, 2010 at 9:35 am

    Incomplete downloads most probably will be located in the Temporary Internet Folders. See this article on how to delete the files there.Programs downloaded but not installed correctly have to be removed by uninstallers if the apps default uninstaller does not work.Check out this post too - How To Force Uninstall Unwanted Windows Programs Using IObit Uninstaller..
    But do check if the programs mentioned in the relevant posts are supported on 64-Bit OS.

  3. Anonymous
    September 30, 2010 at 9:14 am

    Well i think is in the windows installer

    Start -> Run -> type services.msc and check, if the soft is found then right click on them.

    Windows Installer CleanUp Utility