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Fix: The Feature you are Trying to Use is on a Network Resource that is Unavailable

In some cases, it is possible that the “The Feature you are Trying to Use is on a Network Resource that is Unavailable” error is preventing you from being able to uninstall an application or installing a new one. Therefore, in this article, we have listed all the different methods and workarounds that you can use to completely fix this issue on your computer.

the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable
The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable

Fixing The Feature you are Trying to Use is on a Network Resource that is Unavailable issue:

Solution 1: Start the Windows Installer Service 

  1. Press “Windows + R” to open up the Run dialogue box, here type in “services.msc” in the search box and press “Enter”.
    Typing in "services.msc"
    Typing in “services.msc”
  2. A Services window will appear up with a list of active services on your PC. Here locate “Windows Installer”, right-click on it, and select “Properties”.
  3. In the General tab click on the drop-down arrow under “Startup type” and select “Automatic”.
  4. Now, if the service status shows “Stopped”, click on the “Start” button, otherwise do nothing if it’s running.
    Start Windows Installer service
    Start the Windows Installer Service
  5. Press “OK” to save the changes and return afterwards.

Solution 2: Download the package at a Different Location

The installation error you are getting could be due to a corrupted file installation file or a problem with the installation address. In this case, you try installing the file in a completely different location. Just specify the download address at the time of installation and make sure to choose a different one. If changing the download address doesn’t solve the error for you, then abandon the current file and try downloading an alternative one.

Solution 3: Remove Registry Key

  1. Press “Windows + R” to open up the Run dialogue box, type “regedit” in the search box, and hit the “Enter” button.
    Typing "regedit"
    Typing “regedit” Command
  2. The windows registry tab will appear up on your screen, here press “Yes” on the User account control prompt.
  3. Now you will see a list of folders on the left pane following this sequence:
    Go to “Computer > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE >  Classes > Installer”.
  4. Next, expand the “Installer”, you will see “Products” under the installer, press the drop-down arrow beside it to expand it.
  5. After expanding “Products” a list of unique characters will appear representing distinct programs in your computer. When you click on one of these characters you will be able to see which program it’s representing on the right pane under “Product Name”.
  6. Find the program you wish to “Delete / Remove”, checking each program name one by one as instructed in step 5.
  7. Finally right-click on the program and select “Delete” from the context menu and hopefully, the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable visual c++ 2019 issue would be resolved.

Solution 4: Repairing the Suspected Program

  1. Press “Windows + R” to open up the Run dialogue box, type “Control Panel” in the search box, and hit “Enter”.
    Type Control Panel to fix the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable issue
    Typing Control Panel
  2. In the control panel window, find and go to the “Programs and Features” section. On the new screen, you will see a list of all the programs installed on your system.
  3. Select the problematic program and press the “Repair” button on the top alongside Uninstall.
  4. Implement the instructions given next and “Restart” your computer once the repair is done.

Solution 5: Use the Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter

  1. Click this link in order to install the “Program Install and Uninstall Troubleshooter”.
  2. Once the troubleshooter is downloaded, go to the “Folder Location” and launch the application.
  3. Implement the onscreen instructions and select the “Recommended” troubleshooting option.
  4. Wait for the troubleshooting to get finished and then “Restart” your computer.

Solution 6: Delete Strings Of Microsoft Security Client

  1. Press “Windows + R” to open the run dialogue box, type “regedit” in the search box, and hit “Enter”.
    Typing "regedit"
    Typing “regedit”
  2. The windows registry tab will appear up,  press “Yes” on the User account control prompt.
  3. Now you will see a list of folders on the left pane following this sequence:
    Go to “Computer > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE >  Classes > Installer>products”.
  4. Look for “Microsoft Security Client” inside the current directory.
    Note: It is represented as *random string*\source list\
  5. Right-click on that random string and click on “Export” to back it up in case something goes wrong.
  6. Once you have exported, right-click on the random string again and select “Delete”.
  7. Now try running the installer again and check whether the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable steam issue is rectified.

Solution 7: Reinstall New Version Of Adobe Creative Suite

  1. Press the “Windows + R” keys together to open up the Run dialogue box, here type in “appwiz.cpl” in the dialogue box.
    Typing "appwiz.cpl"
    Typing “appwiz.cpl”
  2. In the pop-up Programs and Features window locate the installed Adobe Creative Suite product and click on “Remove / Uninstall”.
  3. Next, follow the on-screen instructions to completely remove the Adobe Creative Suite product.
    Note: Repeat this procedure for all of the installed versions of the Adobe Creative Suite product.
  4. Once done now “Restart” the computer and then reinstall the Adobe Creative Suite 4.

Solution 8: Try Running Adobe CS5Clean Tool

Adobe CS5Cleaner script is designed to run in conditions only where Adobe Creative Suite 4 installation or removal does not work. It will easily help you resolve any issues related to Adobe Creative Suite software. Click here to download Adobe Creative Tool software for Windows / Mac and follow the instructions given in order to successfully resolve your error.

Implement the solutions given above carefully in order to avoid getting this error and in case of any more queries feel free to Contact Us here.

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