Sage is one of the most recommended businesses accounting software and often needs updates or the latest installation of the product. But, users are often zapped by sudden Sage Error 1618 while installing or updating Sage. Sage Error is caused by the misconfigured system files in the Windows operating system. It occurs when the user attempts to install or remove Sage which is followed by an error message:
“Error 1618: ‘Another installation is already in progress”
What Instances Lead to Sage Error 1618 Signify
Sage Error 1618 indicates that the Windows Installer Service is currently being utilized by another update or installation at this time while the other program is waiting in the installation queue.
There may be an instance when a Windows Update can also occupy the Windows Installer service. The Windows Installer process can only run one installation at a time, therefore, it’s important to end the Windows Installer process manually or wait for some time to let the installation proceeding in the background to get completed.
In some instances, a previous installation may have been unsuccessful and dint close properly.
What is the Main Cause Of Sage Error 1618?
QuickBooks 1618 error is caused by a corrupt Windows System Damaged (MSIEXEC.EXE) files entries can be a real threat to the system.
The above reasons can damage the Window’s MSIEXEC.EXE which needs to be in proper condition to avoid missing, wrongly linked information in the application.
How to Identify Malicious Msiexec.Exe?
Msiexec.Exe is an executable file but at times msiexec.exe can be a Trojan which is set to damage your system. Also, it’s important to verify if the .exe file belongs to the Windows operating system or if it’s a Trojan.
Writers of malware programs like viruses, Trojans, worms deliberately conceal their processes by naming their files as .exe to escape detection.
Solution I: How to Recognize Trustworthy Msiexec.Exe File From A Trojan?
How to Recognise the Correct (.Exe) File?
- The correct msiexec.exe should be located in C:\Windows.
- If its security rating is 5% dangerous
- The file size is 73,216 bytes with 58% of all occurrences
- Is 59,904 bytes (check out its 7 more variants) and the program is not visible
How to Identify the Malicious (.Exe ) Files?
- If msiexec.exe is located in C:\Program Files
- The security rating is 80% dangerous
- The file size is 1,572,864 bytes with 50% of all occurrences
- Is 454,656 bytes and the program is not visible
- This msiexec.exe is not a Windows system file and needs to be deleted
Solution II: Verifying the Latest Windows Installer
- Sign in as Administrator > Go to My Computers
- Search for location – C:\ drive, “C:\WINDOWS\system32
- Find the .exe file > Right-click on the file > Open Properties > Select Version
- Check which is the latest one on your system. If you are using an outdated version then update immediately and restart the computer
Solution III: Take the Backup of Registry & Install Sage Again
If you are on Microsoft Windows XP it is highly recommended to have Service Pack 2 or relatively advanced version installed as it offers many improvements, simpler wireless connection, etc.
- Go to Windows Start key > Run > Type Command Prompt
- Type msiexec/unregister or msiexec/regserver
- Now record the Windows installer
- Install Sage 50 Accounting again
The above mentioned Sage Error 1618 is a common issue with Sage accounting. However, we hope the steps described will help effortlessly remove Sage Error 1618. In case you are not able to resolve the Sage error 1618, you can always reach RemoteAccounting247 tech support team that provides complete troubleshooting for Sage product.
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