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Error 1603: Paint.NET Failed to Install


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#1 yozo67

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Posted 09 November 2013 - 08:56 PM

Hi, I was referred here by jeffce after I had a virus fixed, and I was still having problems installing Paint.NET which worked fine before. Alot of the story can be found on the thread I was conversing with jeffce about in, here.

 

Anyway, the title says it all. I try to install Paint.NET and every single time I get a 1603 failed to install error.

 

Any details needed by you all will be provided, just ask, thanks.



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 09:15 AM

it could be some windows files got corrupted with those viruses you mentioned, run cmd and as an administrator and type "sfc /scannow"  restart your pc and run the command once again even it doesn't find any failures and restart the pc once again then try to install the Paint.net program.



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 04:56 PM

it could be some windows files got corrupted with those viruses you mentioned, run cmd and as an administrator and type "sfc /scannow"  restart your pc and run the command once again even it doesn't find any failures and restart the pc once again then try to install the Paint.net program.

I've already done this...



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 07:35 PM

Seems like a simple dumb question, but what method(action) did you use to launch the "Paint.NET.3.5.11.Install.exe" file? From the "Run" command or via the Windows Explorer file manager and double-clicking or right-clicking on the file?

From past XP experience, I found it was better to launch an installer from the "Run" command. However, when I followed that method in Win 7 to install Paint.net I immediately received a similar message, "Error xxxx: Paint.NET Failed to Install". Sorry, don't remember the error code.

Any way, when I launched "Paint.NET.3.5.11.Install.exe" from the file manager's "Run as Administrator" context menu option, the installation went smoothly.

I noticed in the thread you linked to, that you had used Revo Uninstaller to remove Paint.net. If that was the free version of Revo, that may be part of the problem. Paint.net has 64bit components and the free version of Revo will only reliably remove 32bit applications.



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Posted 10 November 2013 - 11:51 PM

Seems like a simple dumb question, but what method(action) did you use to launch the "Paint.NET.3.5.11.Install.exe" file? From the "Run" command or via the Windows Explorer file manager and double-clicking or right-clicking on the file?

From past XP experience, I found it was better to launch an installer from the "Run" command. However, when I followed that method in Win 7 to install Paint.net I immediately received a similar message, "Error xxxx: Paint.NET Failed to Install". Sorry, don't remember the error code.

Any way, when I launched "Paint.NET.3.5.11.Install.exe" from the file manager's "Run as Administrator" context menu option, the installation went smoothly.

I noticed in the thread you linked to, that you had used Revo Uninstaller to remove Paint.net. If that was the free version of Revo, that may be part of the problem. Paint.net has 64bit components and the free version of Revo will only reliably remove 32bit applications.

I SEE! I will try this. I did use the double-click in Windows 7 File Explorer.



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:22 AM

Good luck, hope it works.

 

If Paint.Net still won't install, we'll need to search your system to see if the file:

"PaintDotNet.SystemLayer.Native.x64.ni.dll" is present.

The best way to do this is to use a program like the "Everything Search Engine" which can be downloaded via BleepComputer or from the author site VoidTools.



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 05:43 AM

or download a fresh copy of Paint.net and install it again



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Posted 11 November 2013 - 12:10 PM

or download a fresh copy of Paint.net and install it again

Oh yeah, thanks alot. That sure is helpful.

 

Good luck, hope it works.

 

If Paint.Net still won't install, we'll need to search your system to see if the file:

"PaintDotNet.SystemLayer.Native.x64.ni.dll" is present.

The best way to do this is to use a program like the "Everything Search Engine" which can be downloaded via BleepComputer or from the author site VoidTools.

Okay. Thanks :D






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