Error 1500.Another Installation in Progress

I'm moving from a desktop to a laptop with Win 2000. I've been installing stuff all day. However, two programs are giving me trouble. Both generate this error: "Error 1500.Another installation already in progress. You must complete that installation before continuing this one." I get a cancel and a retry button. Retry does not work. I have to cancel. Rebooting doesn't help. I checked the MS KB and couldn't find anything. Anybody have any ideas what to do about this?



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Hi i have recently had my computer rebooted and the hardrive been wiped clean and now have windows 7 where as previously I had XP. However I have had this problem for 2 weeks now and it is bugging me I have tried searching for solutions but i could not find any relating to windows 7 so hopefully somebody will help me.

The problem is that when I download programs such as quicktimeplayer and try to install it the install does not start instead I get a message with a red circle and white cross that says - '' The windows installer service could not be accessed. This can occur if the windows installer service is not correctly installed. Contact your support personnel for assistance.'' This also happens when I try to install itunes Does anybody now how to solve this problem??

A similar thing also happened when I downloaded the driver and software for my logitech webcam and as a result I could not install them instead i got a message with a yellow triangle and an exclamation mark which said We were not able to install the software. This could be due to any of the following reasons:
- Not enough disk space. Make sure yo have enough disk space on your computer to install this software (By the way I am pretty sure I have plenty of disk space available as i have jus got my computer rebooted.)
- There is already another install in progress. Be sure that you are not trying to install other software at the same time.
- You do not have permission to install software on this computer. Log in as an administrator or check with your computer's administrator. (By the way I am the administrator of the computer)
- Your installation media is damaged .There may be some missing files . You can download the latest software from the logitech website ( I did download this software from the logitech website)
- You can also restart your computerand attempt the software installation again. (No luck, same thing happens again with this same message popping up). My webcam is a logitech E3500.

Secondly I have a HP Photosmart C4580 printer it is a wireless printer however when I tried installing it via a network my wireless network was not detected so I had to connect it via USB . I heard that i needed new drivers and software so i downloaded the software and drivers but i could not install them due to these same messages popping up. Could somebody pleeeeeease help me??? All help will be much appreciated!!!

In Services I found that Windows Installer and some other services were pointing to another hard drive partition insteat of C:.

I changed some to point to C: in the registry but am still getting error 1601 when trying to update Adobe Reader 9.3.4.

This same problem occurred last spring and I was able to solve it by changing the image path of a
number of registry entrie to C: but I have forgotton all of the ones I changed.

I believe there are other registry entries now that are pointing to another hard drive partition instead of C: but I don't know
all of the ones that are used by Windows Installer.

Is there a list of services and registry entries that are used by Windows Installer in Windows 7 Ultimate?

Thanks for your help.


I'm working on a laptop which recently had Windows 7 (clean install) put on it. I'm now doing a WAIK exercise in Self Paced Training Kit 70-680. I created a local WinPE build directory. I copied over ImageX. I created Wimscipt.ini. Now I need do create the .iso file using oscdimg.
I'm in "c:winpe_86>"
I enter "oscdimg -n Cc:winpe_x86ISO c:winpe_x86winpe_x86.iso"
and I get
"Scanning source tree
ERROR: Failure enumerating files in directory "C:WINPEX86CC:WINPE_X86ISO"
Error 123: The filename, directory name, or volume label syntax is incorrect."

What's the problem here? The instructions in the book are supposed to be clear.
In the error line "C:WINPEX86CC:WINPE_X86ISO" is a red light. But I don't know what to do about it.

hi. after the erros that i haved here in this thread Problem with windows 7 after fixing the BSOD and conflicts with restart of my pc i have reinstalled the windows and i don't have such error with the annoying restart of my pc without reason at the 1boot. So after i have installed the windows and of course the updates necessary i haved some BSOD errors that i wanna resolve soon as possible so i need help from u guys. Helped me last time so i'll hope u will gonna help me to solve this problem. I will put the dump files and wait for your answers to solve this out. Need a response as soon as possible. Attached Files 102110-19531-01.dmp (156.6 KB, 82 views) 102210-17472-01.dmp (156.5 KB, 73 views) Share Share this post on Digg Technorati Twitter
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You likely have faulty RAM or incorrect bios settings for it. Set the bios to failsafe default setting then save.

Test the memory overnight with Memtest86+.


Must uninstall Daemon Tools then remove sptd.sys with this uninstaller:

DuplexSecure - Downloads

Reboot and install PowerISO to replace it.

PowerISO - Create, Edit, Compress, Encrypt, Split, Mount, Extract ISO file, ISO/BIN converter, Virtual Drive


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I recently got a HP Pavillion notebook with Windows 7 Home Premiuim installed already.
My problem is it wont let me install itunes or quicktime, i've tried running it in compatibilty mode, running it as admin but nothing fixes it. the installer always crashes and says "the installation of quicktime did not complete. Itunes requires quicktime"
and when i try to install quicktime seperately it says that theres allready another quicktime installation in progress and to retry. ive spent 2 hours today looking at peoples posts about this and NO-ONE seems to get a straight answer as to how to fix this problem, the itunes support is absolute bull****
help me!

I've got a routine that I am calling which, depending on the server's availability, can take virtually no time at all or up to 10 or 20 seconds to run. I don't want the user to worry that the process isn't happening, so I would like to indicate that the process is in progress. I don't find manipulating the status bar obvious enough to users, so I thought about displaying a dialog box while the process runs. Two problems I, I don't want the user to close the dialog box on their own, but can't seem to figure out how to do this. For the form I am just using this code, hoping that it would just beep if they tried to close it (but of course that isn't what happens!):

Private Sub UserForm_QueryClose(Cancel As Integer, CloseMode As Integer)
If CloseMode = vbFormControlMenu Then
End If
End Sub

I'm not even sure that it is possible to prevent the user from closing the dialog box, or if it is actually even desireable! But I can't think of another way to display an 'in progress' type message!

And my second problem is that while I am showing the dialog box before calling the code, and unloading after the code runs, it doesn't seem to want to unload unless I click the 'X' on the dialog box and close it. The code I am using is:


'Run process
If ProcessRuns Then
End If

Unload UserForm

I thought about using a Do While type statement here instead. Maybe this would work better.

And finally, if the dialog box turns out to be the way to go, does anyone know how to animate it so the user knows it hasn't hung? Either something flashing, or a moving icon, or something like that?

Thanks so much for your time and help!

I downloaded the installer for the free version of this program but every time I try to install it I get 3 error messages-Error 2502, Called Install Finalize when no install in progress, Error 2503,Called RunScript when not marked in progress,Error 1603,Fatal Error in installation.

I cannot get help from the publisher's site-they only help if you have the paid version.

I had this program and it was working with no problem. The problem started when I tried to use it yesterday and was asked if I wanted to download the latest version, which I did. Uninstalling/reinstalling made no difference, and when I tried to install the version I had originally I got the same error messages.

If anyone can give me any help I would be grateful.

Thanks and regards,
Roy Whitethread


Need a info on WIN8.. pls help me.. "Does Licensed version of win8 allows pirated software to install in our system?" n i heard it automatically deletes contents of a pendrive which has virus wen plugged in?


If so temme the steps to shut dese off n to hve a normal user friendly like win7..

Do Help... Got to buy a new lap installed with win8..

We were very pleased to see our Plustek Opticfilm 7500AI jump through all the hoops of installation into Windows 7 Pro 64 bit environment. Problem is that our Photoshop CS2 is installed in the Virtual Machine > XP Mode.

So what could be simpler? We just had to install the scanner again inside the XP Mode. It didn't turn out to be that EZ. After installing the drivers we turned on Photoshop > Import > PlustekScanner and up comes "Hardware was not found". Checked device manager in XP Control Panel and, under "Other devices" there were three virtual drivers [not named] that had big yellow Question Marks.

We called PlusTek support and he recommended we "Update Driver" which we had on a USB stick. That didn't work either. We uninstalled all three "?Virtual Drivers" and restarted the Virtual Machine. When we checked Device Manager all three had come back. So we can't seem to install the scanner on the XP side.

Any ideas on how to do this?
Bob Kiger - Videography Lab


I'm pulling out my hair. I WAS in 64 bit mode but had a system
failure and had to reinstall.

Since then I haven't been able to install in 64 bit mode. No matter
what I try it always installs the 32 bit version.

I've even re-partitioned my hard drive in order to get a completely
fresh install. But nothing seems to work.

Windows "knows" my system in 64 bit capable. In the Control Panel -
View basic info about your computer it shows my processor as "AMD
Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+ 2.4 GHz".

So what's wrong? Is there a way coerce a 64 bit install?




I'm new to the forum, just signed up.

I have a few questions about installing software on 64-bit.
I am running windows 7 ultimate 64-bit and noticed some thing.
Some of the software are installed in the program file (x86) folder, some of them in the program files folder by default.
I made sure that i found and install 64-bit compliant software.

1. Why are 64-bit apps being installed in the (x86) program files folder when they are in fact 32/64-bit versions?
2. When i get prompted to choose the destination folder, can i manually select the program files folder and will it change or compromise windows?

thanks ahead.

is the WindowsXPMode_en-us.exe file (around 400mb) pre-installed in win7-64 bit computers.
(for virtual xp mode in 64-bit systems)

In the attached mdb, if you select "Italia" in the List10 combo box and 2003 and 2004 in the combo boxes labeled "begin" and "end" respectively and click on the button labeled "Execute", Private Sub Comando0_Click() runs without problems, but I can't make out why, if I select 2002 in the combo box labeled "begin", I get the error message:
"Not included in the current interval."
The code launched by the button labeled "Execute" stops right after opening the "PerReport" table but the table does contain data for the year 2002 so I don't understand why that error message pops up.

If I download Win8 Preview Release in a ISO format, can it be installed in a virtual machine with out harming Win7?

I did a test drive of a previous release of Win8 ISO and installed it inside of Oracle's VM VirturalBox and I didn't have any problems. I was wondering if this would be true of Win8 Preview Release?

thanks and regards

i have a acer laptop with windows vista home premium sp2. when i try to update adobe reader it comes up with and error of 1500 and then saids windows installer is corrupt. i uninstalled adoe reader and reinstalled it but it still won't update and i still get error 1500 - windows installer is corrupt. please help to fix this problem without hveing to reinstall windows vista. thank you

All of a sudden (for about a week now), every time I start my Word 2007, "configuration in progress" runs. This takes several minutes. I am up-to-date with SP3. My Windows version is Vista Home Premium (64 bit) (up-to-date). Could a recent MS-Office update have caused this?

Before this, "configuration in progress" would run occasionally for Word 2007. It never runs for any other Office program.

By default, Google Chrome installs in Users. Does anyone in WSL know how to force it to instal in Program Files, which is where programs should install?

Yes, it's that dreaded error message...and I am receiving it anytime I try to install any program/game. It's getting beyond ridiculous and I cannot find the exact problem. Before it told me I had to upgrade C# and C+, so I did, and nothing happened. I still got the message even afterwards. I have no idea what I can do, I've searched all over the place and found nothing that really helps. I bought a couple games for my computer, and I don't want the money to go to waste because my computer decides it won't let me install anything. I'm not sure what further details I can put here, other than I've scanned my computer with 3 different anti virus/anti spyware programs, I've defragged several times, cleaned my disk numerous times, and done nearly everything I can and the problem still persists. So please, if anyone knows any other remedies, or anything I can do to stop this problem, let me know ASAP!

I'm running Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit and my computer's specs are 4GB RAM, AMD Athlon X2 dual 2.8 core, nVidia 9600GT

Ok, I just purchased a brand new Sony VAIO VGN-NW265F last week. It's preinstalled with WINDOWS 7 HOME PREMIUM 64-bit.

And first thing I wanted to install was a good AntiVirus(my favorite, BitDefender).

So I go for the actual product, 30 days trial for NOW, download the BitDefender 2010 Windows 7 64bit version.

Download it. Run the installer. Files are extracted. Installation starts. ERROR.


Reinstall, different error:

"..DUE TO LOW MEMORY(for swapping files)" {Which is stupid because I have 320HDD and 4GB RAM}.

Tried another AV, got:


These 3 errors I am getting each time for different AV's I try to install. Heck, not just AVs, tried a random programs
and it gave me "CRC CORRUPTED" error.

Computer is brand new. Out of the box. Ran dskchecks, 100% perfection, no errors.

Any help? Not in the mood to hunt it down myself, very stressed, help would be appreciated, thanks.