Help for Windows® Installer error 1603
What are the possible causes and solutions of Windows Installer error code 1603?
Microsoft provides you a component called Windows Installer for installing and uninstalling software in your computer in the Windows platform. Windows Installer provides a standard foundation for installing and uninstalling software. Monitoring file resiliency and maintaining basic failure recovery by using rollbacks are other function of Windows Installer. Error 1603 is a Windows Installer error code displayed during the installation of Windows Installer. Error 1603 is shown during the installation procedure of Windows Installer 1.0, Windows Installer 1.1, Windows Installer 1.2, or Windows Installer 2.0 packages. There are many reasons for displaying this error on your computer. If the SYSTEM account does not have full Control permissions on the folder to which user is trying to install Windows installer, this error will occur. Installation of Windows Installer to an encrypted folder leads to error 1603. If the installation folder is located on a substitute drive while trying to install or update Windows installer, the error issue will occur. Due to these reasons, Windows Installer fails to install and that will lead to the installing or uninstalling problems of other computer software or applications. These are the main reasons that lead to the issue that caused error 1603.
The following information helps you to know more about how to fix Windows Installer Error 1603:
- Full Access Allowing
- Installing to Non-encrypted folder
- Check the installed drive
Full Access Allowing
Before beginning the installation procedure, check the destination folder to which you are installing the Windows Installer program files. Error 1603 will be generated if the folder to which you are installing or updating, the Windows installer does not have full access permission. Give full access permission to that folder if the folder does not have permission. This can be done by using the full control settings in the system properties.
Installing to Non-encrypted folder
Error 1603 is mainly occurred due to the problem in the folder to which the Windows installer files are installed. Operating System will show error message saying error 1603, if the installation folder is encrypted. To avoid this, install the installation files of Windows Installer to folder that is not encrypted. This can fix Windows Installer Error 1603 problem.
Windows installer files are installed to a folder that is located in a drive. If the drive that contains the folder that you are trying to install the Windows Installer package is accessed as a substitute drive, it will cause Error 1603. So to avoid this, install the package to a drive that is not accessed as a substitute drive. This will fix the issue caused by the installation problem of Windows Installer.
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