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Starlite
09-12-2006, 02:13 PM
Hello,
I have been plagued lately when downloading some programs,not all,by
receiving the following message after the program tried to open.

The installation package could not be opened.Verify that the package exists and that you can access it,or contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer package.

Has anyone else come across this,and if so how did they overcome it.
Solution gratefully received.
starlite :confused:

tomtomg59
09-12-2006, 08:01 PM
http://support.microsoft.com/?scid=kb;en-us;295823

Starlite
09-14-2006, 09:27 AM
Hi tomtom59,
Thank you for your reply. I attempted to download Windows Install Cleanup and was stopped by Error1324 Folder Path 'Program Files'contains an invalid character. Never rains but it pours.
Starlite

tomtomg59
09-14-2006, 02:26 PM
I get the Error: "Error 1324. The path to ??? contain an invalid character."

Cause: Your user profile (login name) contains special characters including, but not limited to /, -, or *.

A: You will need to run the installation under a different user account that has administrative rights but does not have special characters in the user profile name.

Microsoft Windows 2000: From the Microsoft Windows Start menu, choose Settings, choose Control Panel, and then double-click Users and Passwords. From the User tab, click Add User, and then follow the on-screen instructions to create a user account with administrative permissions. Restart your computer and login with the new administrator account. Attempt to install or uninstall the product again.

Microsoft Windows XP: From the Microsoft Windows Start menu, choose Control Panel, and then choose User Accounts. Click Create A New Account, and then follow the on-screen instructions to create a user account with administrative permissions. Restart your computer and login with the new administrator account. Attempt to install or uninstall the product again.

If you are successful, keep this account profile on your computer for future Windows Installer based installs and uninstalls.

Note: The product program icons may not appear on your desktop in account profiles other than the one used to install the product. To create desktop icons for the products use Explorer to navigate to the product destination directory and create new shortcuts on the desktop from there.