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error codes 2203 and 1603 when installing skype

hi all,

 

When i am installing skype on a Dell Latitude E6430 i get an error code 2203 followed by an error code 1603.

The installation does not finish.

 

Can you please help me resolve this?

 

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Kyriakos

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Re: error codes 2203 and 1603 when installing skype

As a rule, the 2203 error code indicates problems with permissions on one of the folders used by Skype installer:

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows-desktop-client/Cannot-install-skype/m-p/1269336#M96662

 

You can try to make use of this “portable” installation:

 

http://portableapps.com/apps/internet/skype_portable

 

or you can try this:

 

Download, but don’t run this installer for the currently latest 6.5.0.158 version.

 

http://download.skype.com/msi/SkypeSetup_6.5.0.158.msi

 

Using the procedure described here,

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/How-to-update-Skype-without-using-any-Skype-installer/m-p/7073...

 

extract the Skype.exe file from the SkypeSetup_6.5.0.158.msi file and replace your currently installed Skype.exe with this new Skype.exe file. You will be now running the Skype 6.5.0.158 version.

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Re: error codes 2203 and 1603 when installing skype

Try this Fixit

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/886549

 

Restart the PC.

 

Then try removing the Skype program entries using Windows Installer CleanUp Utility (msicuu2.exe), perform all the steps with Admin rights...
msicuu2.exe Download Link:
https://skydrive.live.com/redir?resid=67FA7F4ED75C5D95!46621

Now try installing latest Skype with this link:
http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-full

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This may not work for you but it worked for me: after getting the 2203 and 1603 error codes, I returned to the Skype download page and clicked on the "Try Again" button next to the "Problem downloading?" prompt in the middle of the screen. Perhaps I was lucky but the second install worked.

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