When trying to install Skype I receive an Error 1603 message

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Hello,

My PC uses Windows 7 and when trying to install Skype I receive an Error 1603 message. I’ve attempted to uninstall all previous versions of Skype but I still receive the error message “cannot locate  %appdata%  Error 1603".

After researching this issue I have found this is a fatal error but all of the information I have found is for Windows XP and Windows 2000.

What do I need to do to successfully install Skype?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #136269

When trying to install Skype I receive an Error 1603 message

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Hi,

There are some processes to fix the problem but the given process is the easiest and best – I think. So…..

As you see the error, you should log in to Windows with Administrator rights. Commence regedit and search the registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerUser Shell Folders

Common Desktop's subkey value should be: “C:UsersPublicDesktop”

I think everything should be fine now.

Thanks for asking.

Hathy

 

 

 

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Answered By 0 points N/A #136270

When trying to install Skype I receive an Error 1603 message

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Hi,

In this case suggest you to use Microsoft Fix It tool to solve this problem. First run the tool from which I have given the link below and uninstall the current version of Skype using this tool.

http://support.microsoft.com/mats/Program_Install_and_Uninstall/

Then you can install Skype again. I will give you the link for that. Go to that link and download the Skype Installation.

http://download.skype.com/dd990b57e5cc3ca19c594ee633e3a337/SkypeSetupFull.exe

If not solve the problem, please right click My Computer and click Properties. Then go to the Advanced System Settings. After that go to the Advanced tab and Click Environment Variables.

A new dialog box appears. In this dialog box, click New button for both System variables and User variables.

Add variable name : APPDATA

Add Variable value: %USERPROFILE%AppDataRoaming

Then click ok.

Hope this will solve your problem.

 

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