Many times, the downloaded installation file for an application or program is damaged, incomplete, or may not meet the system requirements and an error message "NSIS Error: Setup failed to start".
The error means that the installer failed its self test due to some changes it made from what it was originally. However, if the installation continues, the final installed software will be damaged. Therefore, it shows the error of interrupting the installation process to continue.
However, this error can be corrected. Let's see how.
Method 1: How to fix the NSIS error “The installer could not be started” in Windows 10 by renaming the path
Step 1: press the Windows key + E to start the Browser on file.
Step 2: A Browser on file, go to the location where the installation file is located (for which the error is displayed).
For example, here we try to open the file VLC media player, but the error appeared. Then, let's go to the original location of the setup / installation file in the file Browser on file, the download for free folder to change the location of the installer.
Step 3: Now, right click on the installer, select copy.
Step 4: Then paste the copied installer to a new location. Let's create a file New folder on the desk, I called him media Playerand moved the VLC installer to this new folder.
* Note - Do not use non-English characters in the folder name or the installer may not work correctly. For example, avoid adding characters like #, @, L, D, F, Y, G, and so. Look at the example below:
Step 5: The correct folder path for the installer will look like this:
Run the installer now from this new folder and it should work now. If not, try the second method.
Method 2: How to fix NSIS error “Setup could not start” in Windows 10 using command prompt
Step 1: press the Windows key + X together on the keyboard and click Command Prompt (Admin) in the context menu to open Symbol of the system in administrator mode.
Step 2: Run the following path at the command prompt in the format shown below:
"Your software folder locationyour software name.exe" /NCRC
Step 3: Copy the path address of the new folder where the installer is now located and use it in the old format. For example, our command looks like this:
"C:UsersmadhuOneDriveDesktopMedia Playervlc.exe" /NCRC
Now strike Log in and the installation procedure will begin. This should install the software correctly.