Skip to main content

An error has occurred while installing office Error Code: 1603.??

Q: An error has occured while installing office Error Code: 1603.??
A: 
If everything fails in Office 2010 installation with error 1603, please follow steps
·         1. In the "Start" menu, locate "Command Prompt". Right-click and choose "Run as Administrator". If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
2. Type the following commands, then press "Enter" to execute them one by one. Please note the space before the command and its parameter.
takeown /f  C:\Windows
cacls C:\Windows /G administrators:F
Note: I assumed that your operating system installed on C:\.
3.   Restart the computer to check the issue.
After this, please try to install the Office program again.
If the problem persists, we can also try to check the permissions of the registry keys:
=============
First, I suggest we check the related Registry permissions by performing the steps below:
1. Click "Start", in the Search box, type regedit" (without quotation marks) and click OK.
Note: In Windows XP, click "Start", and click "Run". Type "regedit" (without quotation marks) and click OK.
2. Right-click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and choose Permission.
3. Please check if "Administrators" is listed in the "Group and User" name list. If not, please click the "Add" button and type "Administrators" in the open window and click "OK" to add this group.
4. Highlight "Administrators" and check on "Full Control" under "Accept".
5. Click the "Advanced" button and choose the "Owner" tab.
6. Highlight the current user account in the list and mark the check box before "Replace owner on subcontainers and objects".
7. Click OK to save changes and wait for Windows XP to transfer the ownership of all the objects on the partition.
Note: if there is the warning information "Error: The Registry Editor could not set security in the key currently selected, or some of its subkeys", it is normal. Please click "OK".
8. Click OK again to save the changes and exit the Properties window.
Then, please repeat the steps above to check permissions for this key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
Then, try to install the Office program again.

Popular posts from this blog

Setup cannot find office.en-us\dwtrig20.exe during office installation

Problem: 

Setup cannot find office.en-us\dwtrig20.exe during office installation

Solution:

Method 1:

a) Uninstall skype form control panel.

b) After installing office, re-install skype.

Method 2:
a) Browse disk by right clicking on it with mouse.
b) Double click on setup.exe file from the same location.

Method 3:
Note: Take backup of your registry before modifying it. 
For registry backup: open "run" >> type "regedit" >> goto "file" >> click on "export" on desktop.

a) Edit the registry.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > MICROSOFT > OFFICE Delete the keys (items) you find in the OFFICE folder but not the sub-folders. This removes traces of previous installs to avoid possible conflicts when installing the new version of Office.

b)HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > MICROSOFT > OFFICE > DELIVERY > SOURCEENGINE > DOWNLOADS
Delete the keys (items) you find here.

How to add Startup items to Windows 8.

Problem

You want to be able to add startup items that run when Windows starts. In previous versions of Windows, you could easily add them to the “Startup” folder in the Start menu which is no longer visible.

Solution

Open the Windows 8 start screen by doing one of the following:
Press the Windows key
Move mouse to the bottom left of the screen. When the start screen icon appears, click once.

OR (as commented by Rick) Press the ‘Windows key’+'R’
Type %appdata% and press Enter. This should take you to “C:\Users\<User-Name>\AppData\Roaming”.
Navigate to “\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup”. The full path should now look something like:
“C:\Users\<user-name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup”.
Add shortcuts to the programs you want to automatically start into this folder.

You can now add any shortcuts you want to start when you start your computer.

Excel 2013 right click doesn't work in spreadsheet.

Problem:

Excel 2013 right click doesn't work in spreadsheet.

Solution:

Check if excel works in safe mode.
1. Hold Windows key + R.
2. Copy and paste, or type the following command in the Open box, and then press Enter:
Excel /safe

Note: There is space between Excel and / If Excel safe works, disable the add-ins following steps mentioned below and determine the problem causing add-in: 
Try deleting following key from registry.
Excel 2007. Go to regedit and delete Options entry from HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Excel\ and verify the result.
Note:
• Hold Windows key + R.
• Copy and paste, or type the following command in the Open box, and then press Enter:
regedit
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Excel\Options
right click on Options and delete it.
Note: Ensure to back up the registry before any modification or deletion.
a) Locate and click the key or subkey that you want to back up.
b) Click the File menu, and then click Export.
c) In the Save in box, select the locati…