norm360
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Windows Vista 32 - "Setup failed to write data to the registry"

VMInst: 01/19/08 19:41:29 Setting up registry

VMInst: 01/19/08 19:41:29 Writing entries to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation

VMInst: 01/19/08 19:41:29 Getting Property CustomActionData = VMware Player;C:\Program Files\VMware\VMware Player\

VMInst: 01/19/08 19:41:29 Failed to create key SOFTWARE\VMware, Inc.\VMware Workstation: 5

VMInst: 01/19/08 19:41:29 Cannot add installation path to registry.

VMInst: 01/19/08 19:41:29 Attaching to window with title "VMware Player"

VMInst: 01/19/08 19:41:34 End Logging

BootStrapper: 01/19/08 19:41:40 MsiInstallProduct returned 1603

BootStrapper: 01/19/08 19:41:40 Setup exit code is 1603

BootStrapper: 01/19/08 19:41:40 End Logging

I've reset the permissions on HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE to allow everyone access, but no change.

Please advise.

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PJN
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A shot in the dark - there's been some posts recently regarding FixCamera.exe causing problems with installing and running VMware - don't suppose you've got a similar issue?

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bambamland
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If you create both keys in the registery and add "full control" rights to SYSTEM and yourself, it will work.

In HKLM\SOFTWARE create "VMware, Inc." then create "VMware Workstation".

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