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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    Ian February 19, 2019 at 4:18 am

    thank you so much!!
    I did It 😀

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    nikhil January 4, 2019 at 6:45 am

    Thank you for the help, this was quick and helpful.

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    Jan Op de Beeck December 27, 2018 at 9:17 am

    There’s a very simple solution: convert the msi-file to an exe-file with msi2exe. Takes half a minute.

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    Alexander Predl October 26, 2018 at 1:17 am

    Thank you, worked like a charm, I tried to install Araxis Merge

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    alwarez October 20, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you veryvery much

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    tanvir August 27, 2018 at 11:33 pm

    Worked like a charm… thanks

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    Chamara June 5, 2018 at 6:55 am

    It worked thanks

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    Quezako June 4, 2018 at 4:50 am

    Worked for me in 2018, thanks.

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    Workspaces user February 4, 2018 at 4:03 pm

    No. 1 worked perfectly…

    Needed to Add “Authenticated Users” to the folders permissions list first.

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    Horlando December 6, 2017 at 6:51 am

    Resolvido, muito Obrigado

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    deda_Mrazek November 21, 2017 at 4:33 am

    Thanks, but this is Highway for viruses and other junk. Open door for everything…

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    Samuel Nelson November 2, 2017 at 10:53 am

    thank you so much!!

    God bless you!

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    Gilbert Quevauvilliers November 1, 2017 at 8:53 pm

    Worked like a charm, thanks for the details

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    Mushtaq Shaikh October 30, 2017 at 3:22 am

    Yes, this is awesome after getting the issue resolved with the method here after trying with many sites.

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