Most of the Windows 10 or Windows 7 users might have encountered the error 2318 Windows installer while installing/uninstalling certain applications like Bluestacks or Popcorn Time. This error usually occurs due to the software package they install/uninstall.
In the section below, we will show you some quick solutions to resolve the Windows installer error 2318.
Solution 1: Delete all registry file related to Bluestacks or Popcorn Time
As soon as you encounter this error, delete all registry files related to the application. Because, in most cases, the registry problem might be causing this error.
To do so, open the Run command window on your computer.
Type the regedit command and tap the Enter button.
In the window that opens, look for all the registry entries related to Bluestacks or Popcorn Time and select them.
Tap the Delete button on your computer’s keyboard.
If you encounter the error 2318 Windows installer again while trying to uninstall the application, try the next solution.
Solution 2: Restart Windows Installer
If there is an issue with the Windows installer, then restarting it will fix the issue. To restart the Windows installer, follow the instructions given below.
Open Command Prompt as administrator.
Run the following commands in the cmd window:
net stop msiserver
net start msiserver
Now, try to uninstall or install the application on your computer.
If the error 2318 Windows installer, disable your computer’s Firewall.
Solution 3: Disable Firewall
Sometimes, the Microsoft Defender’s firewall feature might be blocking the other application.
To disable the Firewall feature, go to your computer’s Settings window.