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vista installer problems

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by sherbatts, May 3, 2010.

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  1. sherbatts

    sherbatts Thread Starter

    May 2, 2010
    I have Windows Vista Home Premium and recently whenever I try to install a program on it I get error messages and the installation fails. I just tried to install software for my new wireless mouse and I got the following message: "Setup could not install a required component: Microsoft Application Error Reporting. Restart your computer and try running Setup again. If this error happens again, see the Readme file in Help for more information. (Error Code 1603)".

    It doesn't matter what I try to install, if the windows installer is required it fails. I also get error 2203. Can you tell me how to fix this. I think my Windows installer is corrupted, but I bought the computer at Walmart and I did not get any CDs with it. My computer is a Dell Inspiron 531. I use McAfee antivirus program. No other spyware or malware or virus programs are installed or running on it.

    Can you help. Thanks in Advance,
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