By Demi / Last update July 13, 2021

iCloud cannot be installed on Windows 10

Recently, I reinstalled my OS on my laptop and tried to install iCloud for Windows 10, but unfortunately, I am unable to do so because at the end of it I got this error: There is a problem with this Windows Installer package...I’ve tried uninstalling all the Apple apps, but it doesn’t work. How do I fix Windows Installer package?

- Question from Microsoft Community

It’s convenient and easy for Windows users to download Apple apps like iTunes and iCloud on their Windows PC, so that they can download iCloud backup to PC. However, it seems that somebody will also meet some troubles when installing apps on Windows. For example, when you manage to install iCloud, but a message saying that “There is a problem with this Windows Installer package.” pops up which doesn’t allow you to install or update iCloud.

Icloud Windows Installer Package Error

Why does Windows Installer package error occur?

If you get this message when you are installing or updating iCloud, there should be something wrong with the Windows Installer package of iCloud. Any minor error may result in the problem, such as an unstable network during the installation process. Now, let’s get started to fix Windows Installer package with the following two methods.

Method 1. Fix Windows Installer package via repairing iCloud

When you receive the message that “There is a problem with this Windows Installer package” during iCloud installation on Windows 10 PC, the first thing you can try is to repair iCloud. Here is how to do it.

☞ Repair options from the Settings page

Step 1. Press the Windows Start button > Settings > Apps > Apps & features.

Step 2. Locate and select iCloud > Select the Advanced options under the name of iCloud > Select Repair on the page that opens if it’s available. If not, select Reset.

Reset App In Windows 10

Note: You can also type Control Panel in the search box on the taskbar to get access to it.

Method 2. Solve Windows Installer package error by Microsoft Install and Uninstall troubleshooter

If repairing iCloud doesn’t solve the issue, you can also try to resolve it with the professional Microsoft Install and Uninstall troubleshooter for Windows. It can automatically solve install and uninstall issues and works with Windows 10, 8, and 7. Before trying this method, you have to make sure you have the latest Windows update installed.

Tips: Check whether your Windows 10 is the latest one in two ways.
❶ Type check for updates in the search box > Select Check for updates. If there is an available update, select Install now.
❷ Press Start button > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for Updates. Select Install now if it is available.

Step 1. Download the program Install and Uninstall troubleshooter > Double click Microsoft Program Install and Uninstall exe file from your download folder and install it.

Step 2. Click Next when a new screen pops up > Now it will start detecting the problems by itself. Just wait until it finishes.

Step 3. Select Uninstalling when asked “Are you have a problem installing or uninstalling a program?”

Install Or Uninstall

Step 4. Wait a few seconds until it detects the problem.

Windows Troubleshooter Detecting Problems

Step 5. Select iCloud > Click Next > Select Yes, try to uninstall and wait patiently to resolve your problem. When it tells you Troubleshooting has completed, it means your problem is fixed and you can close it.

Bonus: Backup files via an iCloud alternative to avoid troubles

Indeed, iCloud is such a brilliant tool for Apple users to backup their Apple devices. However, limited storage space may deter people from backing up via iCloud. Have you ever encountered iPhone backup failed for not enough space in iCloud?

Rather than endure the troubles and limited storage spaces of iCloud, why don’t you backup and transfer files in your Apple devices with a professional tool - AOMEI MBackupper?

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Once you have backed up with AOMEI MBackupper, you can browse, manage and delete the files in the Backup Management screen as you need.

Conclusion

That’s all about how to fix Windows Installer package error. Actually, “There is a problem with the Windows Installer package” can happen in iCloud as well as other Apple apps, such as iTunes. If it happens in iTunes, you can also try the two methods we mentioned. If you have any other questions or suggestions, feel free to contact us or leave your comments.