Error 1612 When Uninstalling NI Software

Updated Oct 4, 2019

Issue Details

  • While attempting to uninstall NI software, Error 1612 occurs.
  • While uninstalling I keep getting error 1612, preventing a clean uninstall.
  • I get the following error message:


  1. Repair any NI software that is producing Error 1612. Detailed instructions on how to repair NI software can be found in Uninstall or Repair National Instruments Software or Drivers in Windows
    1. If you cannot repair, try to Force Reinstall from the Command Prompt in Windows .
  2. After you finish the repair, uninstall NI Software.

Additional Information

This issue is caused by a corrupt Windows Installer cache on the computer. The repair operation should restore the damaged Windows Installer cache.