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Installing Skype fail..error code 1601

Novel Tourist

it wont let me install gave me this error code.."indows installerservice ould not be accessed.Contact your support personel to verify that the windows installer service is properly registered. 

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Novel Tourist

trying 2 update my skype; keep getting fail code 1601. why!!!!!!!!!!

Novel Tourist

I can not install skype Because this error 1601 keeps popping up. I need help.

Super Aviator

Here is a MR.FixIT

 

Fix problems with programs that can't be installed or uninstalled

 

Click the Run now button and uninstall Skype.

 

Re-install Skype again from the link below:

 

http://download.skype.com/msi/SkypeSetup_5.10.0.116.msi

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Tamim
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Casual Tourist

i have error code 1601

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hamzaAli wrote:

i have error code 1601


This means that Windows Installer Service is not working on your computer.

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/General-Discussion/Why-does-skype-not-update/m-p/1324057#M64366

 

http://community.skype.com/t5/Windows/c%C3%B3digo-error-1601/m-p/1294158#M98732

 

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Silent1one wrote:

it wont let me install gave me this error code.."indows installerservice ould not be accessed.Contact your support personel to verify that the windows installer service is properly registered. 


 

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Try to install Skype using this Portable installer:

 

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

 

Super Aviator

baniamin,

 

You can Add another administrator account and try login in with this account and then run the Full installer with ADMIN rights.

 

http://www.skype.com/go/getskype-full

 

Right click the "SkypeSetupFull.exe" and select "Run as administrator"

 

Then, log off and switch back to your normal user account.

Regards,
Tamim
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