TTax install error - 1603


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ps56k

Just tried to install TTax 2013
on my trusty Dell laptop running XP/sp3
and about 24% of the way thru -

get --> Error 1603 - Windows Installer Error

All of the Intuit forum postings lead you to conclude
that there is something wrong with the .NET install.
Other messages also point to probs using an AMD cpu,
and also about ausing nything prior to a Pentium 4.

Well - after banging my head all afternoon,
and doing everything to verify my .NET install
as per various Microsoft .NET support websites,
I took a look at my CPU config -
since I knew it was a Pentium and NOT the AMD.

DUH -
My trustly Dell C610 laptop has an Intel Pentium III-S Mobile 1.2Ghz

SO - on the Intuit forum, there is a posting for "Error 1603 fix"
which leads you to a link for downloading a complete 90mb
patched version of TTax 2013 -

Just downloaded - installed - opened - ALL IS GOOD
 
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ps56k

ps56k said:
Just tried to install TTax 2013
on my trusty Dell laptop running XP/sp3
and about 24% of the way thru -

get --> Error 1603 - Windows Installer Error

All of the Intuit forum postings lead you to conclude
that there is something wrong with the .NET install.
Other messages also point to probs using an AMD cpu,
and also about ausing nything prior to a Pentium 4.

Well - after banging my head all afternoon,
and doing everything to verify my .NET install
as per various Microsoft .NET support websites,
I took a look at my CPU config -
since I knew it was a Pentium and NOT the AMD.

DUH -
My trustly Dell C610 laptop has an Intel Pentium III-S Mobile 1.2Ghz

SO - on the Intuit forum, there is a posting for "Error 1603 fix"
which leads you to a link for downloading a complete 90mb
patched version of TTax 2013 -

Just downloaded - installed - opened - ALL IS GOOD
It appears the problem is related to the newer instruction set
called SSE2 of the Intel P4 cpu.... this is going back a few years.

SO - Intuit must have finally used a compiler that created machine
instructions
using the newer SSE2 set - vs the older and more compatible x86 instruction
set.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SSE2
 

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