Is it always me that gets bizarre errors, or do you all get them and never post it on the Internet? I tried to install VS2008 on my nearly clean Windows 7 install on my 64 bit laptop. I have no idea why, but as VS was starting to install, before the product key, it dropped out with:
“A problem has been encountered while loading the setup components. Cancelling setup.”
I tried all the obvious, Run as Administrator, Compatibility Mode, etc etc … 40 minutes later trawling the Internet and generally cursing, I come across a window hidden behind a few others. It seems Windows 7 is good enough to know about this problem, but it failed to make me properly aware of it.
This helpful window contained the following (which also happened to solve the problem):
Solve a problem with Windows 7 beta
An issue with the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP) client in Windows 7 beta is causing Explorer and some MSI-based installers to stop working properly.
To solve this problem, follow these steps:
Click the Start button , click All Programs, and then click Accessories.
Right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. In the User Account Control window, verify that Program name is Windows Command Processor, and then click Yes.
In the Administrator: Command Prompt window, type or paste the following text at the prompt:
reg delete HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\SQMClient\Windows\DisabledSessions /va /f
Press Enter to install the solution.
If The operation completed successfully displays, close the Administrator: Command Prompt window to complete this procedure. If "ERROR: Access is denied" displays, repeat this procedure from the top, making sure you clicked Run as administrator in step two.
01-28-2009 8:06 PM