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application Installer Information

Error 2502.Called InstallFinalize when no...

 
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The installer failed, likely because it does not have permission to write into the C:\Windows\Installer directory. This occurs with older programs that are not aware of the correct installation techniques under Windows 7 and Vista.

 
 
   
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  Error 2502.Called InstallFinalize when no install in progress. 

 
Typical location
  C:\Windows\System32\

 
Issued By
  msiexec.exe

 
OS
  Windows 7

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  Microsoft Corporation    
 
   
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To access the hidden C:\Windows\Installer directory you may need to change the default permissions.

Use Explorer's option to see hidden files and folders (under Organize, Folder and Search options select the View tab and make sure the option Show Hidden files, folders, or drives is enabled.

To change permissions for a file or folder, perform the following steps:

  1. In Explorer, right-click on the folder name or file name and select Properties.
  2. Click on the Security Tab.
  3. In the Groups or user names box, select the group that fits. For example Administrators, or Users.
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  4. Click on the Advanced button.
  5. Select the Group or Users who you wish to change the permissions. You may need to be an Administrator to make these changes.
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  6. Click on Edit button.
  7. Another almost identical screen appears with a few additional options (not shown). Click the Edit button again. Now you can actually make the changes necessary!
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  8. In the lower Permissions for SYSTEM box, change the permissions. For example, to provide full control, make sure a checkmark appears in the Allow column for Full Control and remove checkmarks in the Deny column if present.
  9. With the permissions set correctly, click on Ok .
  10. Within some folders (but not all) you'll get a warning message. Be sure to
 
   
 
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Posted: 24-Mar-2010
 
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