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Windows 7: 2203 Error

19 Aug 2009   #1
posermobile89

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
2203 Error

Ive been running windows 7 for about a week, little more now. and I love it. but ive noticed, recently when ever i try to install something, i get a 2203 error. I did a google search for a solution, and a brief search on here for an answer, and really did not find anything (although i didnt spend a copious amount of time looking). any help or pointer would be greatly appreciated.

Programs that have tried to been installed but gotten errors:
Open office
iso recorder
java
(prolly some other minor ones i forget)


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19 Aug 2009   #2
Tews

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Can you post a screenshot of the error?
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19 Aug 2009   #3
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by posermobile89 View Post
Ive been running windows 7 for about a week, little more now. and I love it. but ive noticed, recently when ever i try to install something, i get a 2203 error. I did a google search for a solution, and a brief search on here for an answer, and really did not find anything (although i didnt spend a copious amount of time looking). any help or pointer would be greatly appreciated.

Programs that have tried to been installed but gotten errors:
Open office
iso recorder
java
(prolly some other minor ones i forget)
Poser

Hi and welcome ot seven forums

Could you go into event viewer (type event viewer in search) and see what relevent errors are listed in the app tab. If any could you take a screen shot and upload it to us.

Ken
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19 Aug 2009   #4
posermobile89

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Yes i can. I took thee screenshots, one of iso recorder trying to install, one of open office trying to install, and one of the event viewer.

(I hope i upload them right...)


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24 Aug 2009   #5
posermobile89

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

So nobody has had this error or has a solution to it?
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26 Aug 2009   #6
Zerolife

Windows XP
 
 

Im with poser here, im gettin the same issue, same exact error. Be nice if someone could post any possible way to solve. Poser, if its not to much trouble, reinstalling windows 7 would probably fix your issue, I would do so, but I've already put a lot of stuff on the partition.

I tried installing windows installer, hopin to solve my installing errors, got even more errors instead, yay! Attaching a screen shot.


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05 Sep 2009   #7
posermobile89

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Well I fixed my issue by re-installing...so if anyone else has this error, sorry, I have no other solution than to re-install windows 7
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24 Jan 2010   #8
Katmandu

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I'm getting the Error Code 2203 as well.

My research shows it's something in the Installer Permissions is not set correctly and/or corrupted.

Anyone know how to resolve this issue ??


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24 Jan 2010   #9
Generator

XP Pro SP3 x86/Vista SP2 x64/Win7 x64 Triple-boot
 
 

I believe the 2203 error means that the Windows Installer doesn't have the appropriate system permissions needed to write to the folder 'c:\windows\installer\'.

Try going into your Windows folder on your system drive and right-clicking on the folder named 'Installer' and go to 'Properties',
(if you cant see any of the folders, see this tutorial here to unhide them.)

From the Properties dialog click on the 'Security' tab at the top of the dialog,
In the list in the top-half of the dialog, click on 'System' and look at the bottom-halfs list and check everything is ticked for 'Allow' except for the 'Special Permissions'.
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If they are not ticked like I said above, click the 'Edit' button and select 'System' again in the new dialog that pops up and then tick them all in the bottom part under 'Allow' (Special Permissions' will be greyed out/disabled, this is normal).
Click 'Apply' and agree to the message that will popup.


If the folder 'C:\windows\Installer\' doesn't help, try it on the 'Local' folder under the users folder in your system drive for your username which is at: 'C:\Users\[YOUR USERNAME HERE]\AppData\Local\'


I hope this helps you guys out.


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24 Jan 2010   #10
Katmandu

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Generator View Post
I believe the 2203 error means that the Windows Installer doesn't have the appropriate system permissions needed to write to the folder 'c:\windows\installer\'.
Ok, I believe you're on the right track.

However, I did all the above steps and still have the same issue.

In another related thread (somewhere in this forum), another member suggested I log in as the Administrator and see what happens.

When loggin as the Administrator, ANY program that is LINKED to another Profile has the above issue!

NOW, when I tried to download and install a Program selecting to have the Adminstrator the ONLY PROFILE to use the Program (NOT EVERYONE), the Program INSTALL PERFECTLY.

Now, how we get the broken Profile fixed is the issue here. ???????
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