SOLVED: How To Fix Error 2503 2502 On Windows 10 When Installing Software

If you are installing (or configuring) software on your Window 7, 8 or 10 PC, you may see ERROR 2503 followed by ERROR 2502:

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Fortunately there is both a fix and workaround for this problem:

HOW TO FIX ERROR 2503 2502:

Set the permissions on C:\WINDOWS\TEMP to AUTHENTICATED USERS = FULL CONTROL

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HOW TO WORK AROUND ERROR 2503 2502:

End task on EXPLORER.EXE and start a new one WITH ADMIN PRIVILIGES.

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You might also try running the .MSI from an elevated command prompt:

SOLVED: Installation Error Code 2502 & 2503

Further information is available from:

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/1145-73-internal-error-2503-2502

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/internal-error-25032502/28b361b7-b2d7-494d-8470-5969f6850f5a?auth=1

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    ers December 25, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Tried many many “solutions”. Only yours works. Thank you.

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    Derpus Derpingtonus December 9, 2019 at 8:44 am

    THANKS MUCH ! Very precise and concise ! Perfect !

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    Jeff Rittenour November 16, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Thank you!

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    Sebastian Goitea Witte October 16, 2019 at 8:07 am

    Thank you so much! this worked.

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    Greg IDEXX October 2, 2019 at 10:38 am

    WOW! Nothing else worked, but this did, I cannot believe it was really that simple. Great article.

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    Jessica Lee September 16, 2019 at 10:20 pm

    Your sharing instruction process was very necessary for excel users.I have been using windows 10 system and got this 2503 &2502 error.But now I got the solution from your article how to fixed this error.

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    Emran August 12, 2019 at 3:43 am

    Thanks man It works.

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