Windows phone SDK 7.1 error 1603 - I have tried everything i could find suggested in the other posts and Aaron's blog


  • I keep getting error 1603 whenever I try to install the windows phone 7.1 sdk, unfortunately for me I need to use it for an assignment. Can someone please help me with this.

    -I am not running any virtual machines

    -I have installed all updates available via windows update

    -I have emptied the Temp directory repeatedly

    -I have re-downloaded the sdk three times

    -I have checked and rechecked for registry errors that could prevent installation and have found none

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 8:56 AM

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  • You might find this article helpful:

    Especially the How to install and If you encounter Windows Phone SDK 7.1 setup failures sections.

    If no help there, please provide complete logs as instructed in the article. Error 1603 is a generic fatal error and doesn't tell us the real issue.

    Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:01 PM
  • Ok I have tried everything on that page and even tried a fresh install of Visual Studio, still no luck.

    Here is a link to the log files:!144&authkey=!ADiqKlTz6_QS7z4

    Thursday, October 31, 2013 12:30 PM