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When i try to install useing the cd-rom, all i get is installation failed due to error code 2203. can you help?

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Hi.

Error 2203 occurs when an MSI Windows Installer tries to copy the file to a directory but cannot due to a permissions problem.

Ensure that you are logged in using an administrator account or an account with administrator privileges.

In some case, with Vista, instead of double clicking the installer file, click right button of mouse and choose "run as administrator" from the dropdown menu.

If that is not the problem, do the following troubleshooting from Microsoft support:

1. Click Start Orb (start button at the left), in the start search box, type Services and press Enter.
2. Scroll down and find the Windows Installer. Double-click "Windows Installer" in the Services list.
3. On the General tab, make sure the service is started under "Service status".
4. If the service is not already running, under Service status, click Start, and then click OK.

Step 2: Unregister and re-register the Windows Installer

1. Click Start Orb, in the start search box, type MSIEXEC /UNREGISTER, and then click OK .

2. Click Start Orb, in the start search box, type MSIEXEC /REGSERVER, and then click OK . After you run this command, the operation is complete.

3. Now, try your installation again.





Step 3: Clean any pending installations

Check the following registry key and clean any entries in the key that you find:

Go to the Start Orb, type in Regedit and select enter.
If you get the User Account Control dialog box that states, Do you want to allow the following program to make changes to the is computer?, Click yes.



Modifying REGISTRY settings incorrectly can cause serious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of REGISTRY settings can be solved. Modifications of these settings are at your own risk.



Scroll to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer\InProgress



Check the following registry key and clean any entries in the key that you find:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\PendingFileRenameOperations

Step 4: Check the permissions

Verify the System has Full Control on the following keys:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Installer

Restart your computer and try again.

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