Unable to install ExpressVPN due to incomplete uninstall

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If you see the following error message in your installer log:

Error 1721. There is a problem with this Window Installer package. A program required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor. Action: Uninstall3x, location: C:\Program Files (x86)\ExpressVPN\Uninstall.exe, command: /S"_?=C:\Program Files (x86)\ExpressVPN\""

Click Start (or hit the Windows key) to open the Start Menu.

  • Type “regedit
  • Select regedit from the search results

search for regedit

You will now see the User Account Control dialog box. Click Yes to proceed.

user account control yes

In the Registry Editor, under Computer, double-click on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

select hkey local machine

Under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, double-click on SOFTWARE and then ExpressVpn.

select expressvpn

Right-click on ExpressVPN and then click Delete.

delete expressvpn

After deletion, you should no longer see ExpressVPN under Wow6432Node.

You can now install the latest version of ExpressVPN.

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