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The installshield engine (ikernel exe) could not be launched interface not regis

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  • Installshield
  • Windows 7
Last response: in Windows 7
June 2, 2012 5:12:24 AM

when I'm installing a program an error coming that The installshield engine (ikernel exe) could not be launched interface not registerred.

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a b $ Windows 7
June 2, 2012 5:16:17 AM

is it only one program in particular that you cannot install? Or does it happen with any program?
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July 5, 2012 3:49:59 PM

EDIT: Those worried faces are meant to be the : and / in file locations. That's pretty hilarious.


I'm having precisely the same problem (with just one prgram that I'm trying to install: the game Europa Universalis III, known to be compatible with Windows 7 64-bit, which is what I'm running). I tried following the advice in the link that dodger46 posted, but the only folders I have in C:/Program Files (x86)/Common Files/InstallShield are 'Driver' and 'Professional'; there's no 'engine' folder. I tried running the IKernelUpdate.exe anyway, but I get the following error:

The InstallShield Engine (iKernel.exe) could not be launched.

Class not registered.

(This time it's "Class", as opposed to "Interface" not registered). If I go into the C:/.../InstallShield/Driver folder, there are two folders called '9' and '11', both of which contain one folder called 'Intel 32'. So I tried renaming the 'Driver' folder and running the IKernelUpdate.exe again, but the exact same error occurred.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for reading.

EDIT 2: It's now saying "Class not registered" instead of "Interface not registered" when I try and install Europa. I'm not sure when or why that changed.
July 5, 2012 5:29:23 PM

Ha! It was Avast antivirus. I temporarily disabled it and Europa installed fine. :pt1cable: