VS 2022 : windows installer is unavailable

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2024-06-23T18:19:23.2333333+00:00

While running the Visual Studio Installer and selecting the things I want to install, just when starts to download, I get the following message: Title "Before we get started" Message "The Windows Installer Service is unavailable. Please restart your system and try again.". This message box appears no matter what I've done.

Things I have done:

Delete Installer, redownload and run

Restarted Windows Installer Service under Task Manager's Services

Made sure that Startup Type is set to manual start

Ran on CMD "sfc /scannow" and fixed any encountered errors

Unregistered and reregistered using "msiexec /unregister" and "msiexec /regserver"

Made sure I ran the installer as Administrator.

Deactivated Antivirus

I found an article with the same question here: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/why-do-i-have-windows-installer-service/9db029e4-6e28-4972-84c1-0cfc7e3bed1b

And the moderator recommended changing the msisip.dll file names to .old but I don't have permission to do that.

Thank you

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