msiexec.exe errors

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Since some recent windows 11 update (if I re-install windows pre from a support-led iso it is OK) I can not install/uninstall or update various third party programs (popular ones like, charles Proxy etc.)

I may get msiexec.exe Application error. The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000142)...

or I get (1601) The Windows Installer Service could not be accessed.


But windows support refuse to deal with msiexec failures because... third party programs.


Any known issues/fixes?


Note Windows Installer Service is not running and I can not make it run

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