Error 2203 on installing Microsoft Office 2010

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I recently updated my Microsoft office 2007 to MS Office 2010 on my Windows Vista Home Basic laptop. This is the error I got while installing:

"Error 2203. An internal error has occurred. Contact Microsoft Product Support Services (PSS) for assistance."

The same thing happened when I am updating my java to newer version. I found some common solutions to fix the issue and that is to ensure that I have the administrator rights, so I checked on it and yet the problem still persist. I even uninstall the windows installer hoping that I can get it fix by downloading a new one. This happened when I attempt to uninstall a corrupted windows application on my computer system few days ago. Then the error triggers again now that I am installing MS office 2010.

I also tried a registry scan but none works so far. How can I prevent this error? I cannot even delete my old MS Office 2007 because it's having the same error. I don't have a password on my administrative account and I am the only one using this computer. Please help me. What will I do to stop this error? I also checked my temp folder but every time I open it, a box appear telling me I don't have permission to access the folder. Please reply on my question.

Thanks in advance.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #106844

Error 2203 on installing Microsoft Office 2010

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This kind of error message will pop-out when the permission is not sufficient for the default Temporary Folder named %temp%. You can only fix this problem when you are logged in as the administrator to make some changes in the system. 
Go to the search box and key-in %temp% and it will bring you to the Temporary Folder and do the following:
 
  • Right-click the Temporary Folder and choose Properties
  • Locate the Security tab and click edit
  • Choose Add
  • Choose Everyone
  • Tick Check Names
  • You will notice that Everyone is underlined
  • Tick the Full control box under Allow Column, press ok thrice to close all pop-up windows
 
Answered By 0 points N/A #106845

Error 2203 on installing Microsoft Office 2010

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In order for you to enable the Administrator account, do the following steps: (This must be done before the steps mentioned above)
  • Click on Start button
  • Type CMD in the Search Box and right-click CMD.exe then select Run as Administrator
  • Type the command: NET USER ADMINISTRATOR/ACTIVE:YES on the command prompt and then press Enter
  • Type the command: NET USER ADMINISTRATOR<Password> and then press Enter (the <Password> should be the one you chose)
  • You can now log-in with the Administrator account
 
Answered By 430 points N/A #106846

Error 2203 on installing Microsoft Office 2010

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Thanks for sending such a great help. Especially for a less advanced user like me. It helped a lot! Thanks!

Answered By 0 points N/A #106847

Error 2203 on installing Microsoft Office 2010

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Hello Floyd,

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Error 2203 on MS-Office 2010

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