I was trying to uninstall old games that no longer work. The uninstall wizard wouldn't run, for the error message shown (regarding iKernel.exe) was popping up. I did some searching and assumed MS's own support pages would be trustworthy.
How wrong was I.
Method 2 (see the link) didn't work; and now I can't try Method 3. Nor can I install or uninstall... anything!
Yeah but the link in method 3 doesn't take me anywhere that allows me to re-download installshield. And I can't locate the file as advised in method 3 because I deleted the folder as per the advice of method 2.
I'm currently using sfe.exe to do a system scan / verification which (according to some further research) might help identify and repair/replace corrupt or missing files. I ran command prompt as an administrator and prompted sfc /scannow