Upgrade failed with Solidworks 2011 to the latest

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Hi Brainy,

I planned to update by Solidworks 2011 to the latest one when I try to Upgrade, it failed in between leaving an error message.I have a Windows XP operating system previous version is working to the core. But I don’t understand why this error is. This message provided me the installation log files as a zip file, friends if you want I can able to attach them. Need your help badly.

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SolidWorks Installation Manager

Internal Error: The Windows Installer for this product component did not run as expected: FEATURSTATE.

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Upgrade failed with Solidworks 2011 to the latest

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Hi Phillip,
The error is because the registry files are incorrect for the corresponding software.
TO solve this error follow the steps mentioned below:
1) Click 'Start', select 'Control Panel', click 'Add/Remove Programs'
2) Open the registry editor in the system
3) Navigate the file in the path 'C:Windowsrededit.exe' in the system
4) Choose the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MachineSOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftVSTAHost' in the key list
5) Rename the key as 'HKEY_LOCAL_MachineSOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftVSTAHostOLD'
6) Choose the registry key 'HKEY_LOCAL_MachineSOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftVSTAHostConfig' in the key list
7) Rename the key as 'HKEY_LOCAL_MachineSOFTWAREWow6432NodeMicrosoftVSTAHostConfigOLD'
8) Close the registry editor in the system
9) Install the Solid Works software using Installation Manager in the current system

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