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Error Code 2908 with "Fix It"

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MM, Jul 21, 2010.

  1. MM

    MM Flightless Bird

    I tried to install the "Fix It" for the windows shell vulnerability
    at this link:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2286198

    I get an error message:
    "The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this
    package. The error code is 2908."

    I had the same problem when I tried to install the Help Center
    vulnerability "Fix It" a few weeks ago.

    Any ideas what may be wrong?

    Thanks,
    MM
     
  2. MowGreen

    MowGreen Flightless Bird

    MM wrote:
    > I tried to install the "Fix It" for the windows shell vulnerability
    > at this link:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2286198
    >
    > I get an error message:
    > "The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this
    > package. The error code is 2908."
    >
    > I had the same problem when I tried to install the Help Center
    > vulnerability "Fix It" a few weeks ago.
    >
    > Any ideas what may be wrong?
    >
    > Thanks,
    > MM



    Windows Installer error 2908 -
    Could not register component

    That's usually a Permissions error. Have you tried the manual workaround
    " Using the interactive method ", that is shown in the Fixit article ? -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2286198

    At the very least, you'll know if there's a Permissions issue with the
    reg key that the Fixit is trying to Export as a backup or when it
    attempts to delete the key's Data.
    The error may be related to the installed AV/security suite or security
    software that is actively monitoring registry settings.


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