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Windows 7: 2052 & 2503 Errors when attempting to Install or Uninstall programs

4 Weeks Ago   #1
mommafox65

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
2052 & 2503 Errors when attempting to Install or Uninstall programs

I have a Windows 7 Professional, 32-Bit Panasonic Toughbook CF-53 Laptop. When attempting to uninstall or install programs I receive a 2502 or 2503 error message. I have made certain that I have permissions set correctly for the Admin User, I've attempted numerous "fixes" that are listed on the internet, but nothing works. I am mostly concerned with installing TurboTax 2017, but would also like to uninstall a few unneeded programs. I am running Windows 7 Build 7601 with SP 1 with all of the current updates.


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4 Weeks Ago   #2
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums


Try the steps in post #2 of this thread 2502, 2503 errors on Windows 7
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4 Weeks Ago   #3
Paul Black

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi mommafox65, welcome to the forum,

This might help!

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...0-02ab17dfcd88
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4 Weeks Ago   #4
mommafox65

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I have attempted both of these Methods with no success:

Method 1
Unregister Windows Installer, and then reregister Windows Installer. To do this, follow these steps:

1. On the "Start" menu, click "Run.

2. In the "Open" box, type "msiexec /unreg", and then press ENTER.

3. On the "Start" menu, click "Run".

4. In the "Open" box, type "msiexec /regserver", and then press ENTER.

Method 2

Check permissions within the Installer folder. To do this, follow these steps.

1. Click on Start and in the Start Search bar > type in > c: /windows/installer.

2. Right click on c: /windows/installer at the top under programs and click properties.

3. Click on the security tab > Verify if System and Administrator account has Full access permissions.

4. The Everyone account should have read and execute permissions, List Folder Contents, and Read.
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4 Weeks Ago   #5
mommafox65

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi mommafox65, welcome to the forum,

This might help!

https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...0-02ab17dfcd88
Paul, I tried this, but it didn't work. I've spent days on this...Frustrating!
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4 Weeks Ago   #6
Paul Black

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

OK mommafox65,

This is a long shot but worth trying:

1. Click START and type CMD.
2. Right click on CMD and select RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR.
3. Type TASKMGR and press ENTER.
4. Click the PROCESSES tab.
5. Right click EXPLORER.EXE.
6. Click END PROCESS.
7. Click FILE, NEW-TASK (...RUN).
8. Enter EXPLORER.EXE and click OK.
9. If the program is on your computer double click it and see if it installs.

Good luck!

EDIT:

Forgot to mention, if a box appears at step 7 that says "Create this task with administrative privileges" then TICK it.
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4 Weeks Ago   #7
mommafox65

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Paul, I tried this and it doesn't work either. I'm wondering if there's a problem with Windows 7 OS. I can't uninstall anything either. ?????
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4 Weeks Ago   #8
mommafox65

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I also created a new Admin User account and tried installing/uninstalling there...????
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4 Weeks Ago   #9
Paul Black

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi mommafox65,

I know this might sound like a stupid question, but is the DATE and TIME correct?
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4 Weeks Ago   #10
mommafox65

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

The date and time are correct. Any suggestions other than reinstalling the OS?
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