You may encounter an error with a code of 1603 when you are attempting to install something on your Windows. The error message is basically something like “Error: -1603 Fatal error during installation.” It usually occurs when you are using a Windows Installer package to install the program. You can try the methods below that can be help you fix the error. 1) Change installation location 2) Completely uninstall the same program installed 3) Start and re-register Microsoft Installer service 4) Acquire full permissions on the drive for installation
Find and open Programs and Features;
Then you can check if the application is listed here. If it is, uninstall it.
b) Find and double click on Windows Installer;
c) Hit Start button under Service status and hit OK. (If its service status is running, you should click on Stop first and then hit Start.)
To re-register Windows Installer service: a) Press Win + R, type “msiexec /unregister” and hit Enter.
b) Press Win + R again and enter “msiexec /regserver“.
b) Go to Security tab and click on Edit.
c) Single click on SYSTEM and ensure that the Allow box of every item in Permissions for SYSTEM is checked (if it is checkable). Do the same check for Administrators.
d) Click on OK to go back to Properties dialog. Then click on Advanced.
e) Click on Change Permissions.
f) On Permissions tab, double click on Administrators.
g) Select This folder, subfolders and files for Applies to field and tick all the available basic permissions. After that hit OK.
h) Do the same operation above for SYSTEM.
i) Click on OK all the way out. Now you have acquired full permissions on this drive. Try installing your application and see if the issue is fixed.