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"Error. - 1603 Fatal Error during installation"


pmitch123

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#1
Hi All,

This forum was recommended by a friend for honest and helpful answers. Hope someone can help me. I have only basic/medium computer skills so I have hit a wall with this problem. My laptop is hp and running windows 8.

I have received software from a friend via CD. The software is Trimble Terramodel 10.12 - Software used for surveying and other Civil Engineering functions. When I load the CD, locate the set.exe file, and run it, the installing gets to approx. 45% and then stops and a window displays the message
'Error: - 1603 Fatal error during installation
Consult Windows Installer help (Msi.chm) or MSDN for more information'

When I type the problem into google I am directed to download this, that, and the other to fix the problem which are obviously fake advertisements.

My question is:
1.) Is the setup file corrupted etc. and beyond repair?
2.) If file can be repaired, can someone with limited computer skills such as myself do this?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    hp
    CPU
    rioy

popeye

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Hi pmitch123 and welcome to the forum! First question is this a copy or original CD? If a copy it could very well could be corrupted.

Also, make sure all drivers are up to date including graphics, BIOS too. I would then run a memory test and see how that goes.

You could try installing it in compatibility mode. Right click on the .exe and select "Troubleshoot compatibility".

I see it was made for older OS here: Installing Terramodel 10.12
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer V3 771G-6443
    CPU
    i5-3230m
    Motherboard
    Acer VA70_HC (U3E1)
    Memory
    8GB DDR3 PC3-12800 (800 MHz)
    Graphics Card(s)
    HD4000 + GeForce GT 730M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17" Generic PnP Display on Intel HD Graphics 4000
    Screen Resolution
    1600x900 pixels
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    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250 GB
    ADATA SSD SP900 128GB
    PSU
    90 watt brick
    Mouse
    Bluetooth
    Antivirus
    Comodo
    Other Info
    Asus RT-AC56R dual-band WRT router (Merlin firmware). Intel 7260.HMWWB.R dual-band ac wireless adapter.

pmitch123

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Hi popeye,

The copy I received is a copy.! All drivers are up to date as far as I can see.... tried running in compatibility mode but no joy.!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    windows
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    hp
    CPU
    rioy