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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    John September 28, 2017 at 11:06 am

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    sebastian September 27, 2017 at 6:21 am

    omg thank you

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    Ziccy September 13, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Great it worked, thanks

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    Rizjiy August 24, 2017 at 3:13 am

    run with administrator privileges and no problems ))

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    SirCoolMind August 16, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    Glad I bumped into this website. Confirmed it working when try to install LibreOffice. Thank you

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    al August 12, 2017 at 9:35 am

    worked thank you

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    mb64 August 5, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    THANK YOU SO MUCH! I’ve been trying to get itunes to work on this computer for months and I’ve finally done it

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    Zate August 3, 2017 at 6:02 am

    Awesome man thank you!!

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    Phil Anderson June 10, 2017 at 4:06 am

    Worked like a dream for me – many, many thanks!!!

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    Paragon February 26, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Holy shit this is the only method that worked (1.). If you don’t have ‘Everyone’ (like me) just select users.

    Cheers!

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    Daniel February 25, 2017 at 10:30 am

    It’s just worked, i do not has “everyone” option there so I had to chose “users” and that worked like megic. thank you very much.

    Dani

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    ZZ November 24, 2016 at 9:51 pm

    Yup! Method no. 1 worked like a charm! Win 10 x64

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    logan November 14, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    This works!!!!! THANK YOU.

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    asanka March 23, 2016 at 9:21 am

    I looked in so many websites but I have to say this account is awesome and you are a genius.I coudnt find answer to this question.

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