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VS 2010 64bit Prerequisites error code 1603 on Windows 7 x64

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  • I'm trying to install VS 2010 professional Version on Windows 7 x64 version. I'm getting Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites (x64): [2] Error: Installation failed for component Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 64bit Prerequisites (x64). MSI returned error code 1603. I have VS 2008 already installed in my machine. How do I get rid of this error ?

     

    Friday, April 16, 2010 5:48 PM

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  • Hello,

    For error code "1603", it's a common error message which means "fatal error during installation". First you could directly go to the installation folder '...WCU\64bitPrereq\x64\' to install the prerequisite to see if it works.

    If this issue still exists, What is your OS? If it is Vista or later, follow the two setps shown below and try reinstalling to see if the issue is fixed.

    1. Verify that if you have turned on the feature of .NET Framework.
        (Control Panel - Programs and Features - Turn Windows features on or off - Verify that the box next to Microsoft .NET Framework has been checked)

    2. Use Verification Tool to verify .Net Framework has been installed well on your OS. If .Net Framework cannot be verified on your computer, you can try to follow the steps mentioned in this blog to repair the .NET Framework.

    If the installation still fails, I think we need to collect the logs for further troubleshooting. After collecting logs, you may send vslogs.cab file to me (v-jinfan@microsoft.com)

    The steps to collect the log:
    - Try to clean your "%temp%" folder (Start Menu >> Run >> Type "%temp%")
    - Install Visual Studio
    - Collect the logs from "%temp%" folder
       Collect tool: http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths/archive/2008/05/09/visual-studio-and-net-log-collection-utility.aspx


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    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:09 AM
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  • same here
    Friday, April 16, 2010 6:17 PM
  • I am also facing the same error. Please help us!!!!
    Friday, April 16, 2010 8:50 PM
  • Same problem :(

    Help!!!

    Saturday, April 17, 2010 7:49 AM
  • Hello,

    For error code "1603", it's a common error message which means "fatal error during installation". First you could directly go to the installation folder '...WCU\64bitPrereq\x64\' to install the prerequisite to see if it works.

    If this issue still exists, What is your OS? If it is Vista or later, follow the two setps shown below and try reinstalling to see if the issue is fixed.

    1. Verify that if you have turned on the feature of .NET Framework.
        (Control Panel - Programs and Features - Turn Windows features on or off - Verify that the box next to Microsoft .NET Framework has been checked)

    2. Use Verification Tool to verify .Net Framework has been installed well on your OS. If .Net Framework cannot be verified on your computer, you can try to follow the steps mentioned in this blog to repair the .NET Framework.

    If the installation still fails, I think we need to collect the logs for further troubleshooting. After collecting logs, you may send vslogs.cab file to me (v-jinfan@microsoft.com)

    The steps to collect the log:
    - Try to clean your "%temp%" folder (Start Menu >> Run >> Type "%temp%")
    - Install Visual Studio
    - Collect the logs from "%temp%" folder
       Collect tool: http://blogs.msdn.com/heaths/archive/2008/05/09/visual-studio-and-net-log-collection-utility.aspx


    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and unmark them if they provide no help.
    Send us any feedback you have about the help from MSFT at fbmsdn@microsoft.com.
    Tuesday, April 20, 2010 9:09 AM
    Moderator
  • I uninstalled the four VC9.0 Redistributable 2008 that were present from previous version. As soon as that was done, the installation ran!
    Tuesday, May 25, 2010 3:41 AM
  • I also encountered this error and it was because I had installed a more recent version of .NET Framework 4.0.

    When running the VS Prerequisites x64 MSI I got the following error:

    "Failed to open XML file c:\windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30128\CONFIG\machine.config"

    This is hardly surprising as I only have the path:

    "c:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319"

    for .NET 4.0.

    So it seems I must uninstall .NET that came with Expression Blend Beta, reinstall RC2, reinstall Expression Blend Beta and hope it works (as last time I installed Expression Blend Beta, VS 2010 Beta stopped working).

    Hopefully these problems will not be present in the full release :)

    Thursday, May 27, 2010 8:04 AM
  • I also got the error nbsamaurai reported when trying to install Visual Studio 2010 Ultimate on Windows 7 x64 using X16-81657VS2010UltimMSDN.iso.  I ran the .Net verification tool and both v3.5 and v4.0 frameworks were good.

    I followed the advice to manually run the prerequisites installer in the WCU folder, but then got the error:

    "Error 25541.Failed to open XML file C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\CONFIG\machine.config, system error: -2147024786"

    I can't remember exactly what I did next, but I later got the error:

    "Error 1304.Error writing to file: mfcmifc80.dll.  Verify that you have access to that directory."

    I've read that it has something to with existing installations.  So I uninstalled a bunch of stuff including the .NET 4.0 framework (I did still keep VS2008).  I did notice that I had the VS2010 Visual C++ runtimes installed, which I had explicitly deselected from my custom installation!  After rebooting I realized that I needed the .NET v4 framework so I installed that again.

    I then ran the x64 prerequisites again and it worked.  So then I ran the standard install again.  This time, I did a full, standard install, and not the custom install (note to install package designer who may be reading this: I also selected to install to my "d:" drive each time). 

    I hope someone finds this helpful.


    -Sid
    Wednesday, April 27, 2011 11:18 PM
  • I created a profile just to thank you. That solution worked pretty well. You have no idea what a big problem you've cleared for me.

    Thanks again :D

    Tuesday, April 24, 2012 4:04 PM
  • here is my installation picture and logs file;

    and error log:

    [07/14/12,18:17:10] Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional - ENU: [2] CRootComponent::Install(): Cannot install; setup files failed verification.
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional - ENU: [2] ERROR_INSTALL_PACKAGE_INVALID returned in CRootComponent::Install; the following file is invalid: i:\vs_setup.msi
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Professional - ENU is not installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Web Deployment Tool (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 2 - Visual Studio 2010 Tools was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft ASP.NET MVC 2 was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Silverlight was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Silverlight 3 SDK was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 Tools for Office Runtime (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Office Developer Tools (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Dotfuscator Software Services - Community Edition was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Crystal Reports templates for Visual Studio 2010 was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 (x86) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Visual Studio 2010 Tools for SQL Server Compact 3.5 SP2 ENU was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework Runtime v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Services for ADO.NET v2.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:10] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework Services v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:11] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Sync Framework SDK v1.0 (x64) ENU was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:11] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates VC 10.0 Designtime (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:11] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Publishing Wizard 1.4 was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:11] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:11] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Management Objects (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:11] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Express Service Pack 1 (x64) was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:11] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Framework was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:11] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Data-Tier Application Project was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:11] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Transact-SQL Language Service was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:11] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft SharePoint Developer Tools was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:11] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Visual Studio 2010 ADO.NET Entity Framework Tools was not attempted to be installed.
    [07/14/12,18:17:11] VS70pgui: [2] DepCheck indicates Microsoft Help Viewer 1.0 x64 was not attempted to be installed.

    could anyone help me? please!

    thanks a lot!



    Saturday, July 14, 2012 11:45 AM
  • M too getting the same error. If u get any solution for it, please let me also know.

    Thank you.

    Monday, July 30, 2012 12:34 PM
  • Please open folder

    "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Config" and rename the below files:
    1) "Machine.config"  to "old.machine.config"  .

    2) Make a copy of machine.config.default and Rename the file to "machine.config".

    Repeat the same steps for the folder "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Config"

    • Proposed as answer by Keshav Jain Sunday, September 23, 2012 6:18 AM
    Sunday, September 23, 2012 6:16 AM
  • I am  facing the same error.Can you help me?I'll thinks a lot!
    Monday, September 24, 2012 10:31 AM
  • A) Go to  folder

    "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v4.0.30319\Config" and rename the below
    files:
    1) "Machine.config"  to "old.machine.config"  .
    2) Make a copy of
    machine.config.default and Rename the file to
    "machine.config".

    B) Go to folder "C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\Config" and rename the below files:

    1) "Machine.config"  to "old.machine.config"  .
    2) Make a copy of machine.config.default and Rename the file to
    "machine.config".

    C) Repair  the .NET Framework 4.0 client Profile and .NET framework 4.0 extended.

    Tuesday, October 09, 2012 12:08 AM
  • The following steps may help you:

    1.start - run - key in "cmd" and enter - key in "net stop WuAuServ" and enter

    2.start - run - key in "%windir%" and enter - find the folder named "SoftwareDistribution" in the open window, and rename it "SDold"

    3.start - run - key in "cmd" and enter - key in "net start WuAuServ" and enter

    4.start - run - key in "regedit" and enter - find the sub-key "MAIN" of "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer" and right-click on, then click the menu "Permissions",and then the "totally control" to be "permited"

    And then you may install Microsoft .NET Framework 4 successfully.


    take inspiration,stop comparision

    • Proposed as answer by rbingi Friday, October 12, 2012 1:28 PM
    Tuesday, October 09, 2012 2:39 PM
  • super. thank you
    Friday, May 30, 2014 1:36 PM
  • super. thank you

    Friday, May 30, 2014 1:37 PM