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February 20, 2011 at 16:24:12
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit, 3 GHz / 1919 MB
Updating Skype to the latest version I get a 1663 error and then a fatal error 1603. All the fixes I see at Google require me buying a Registry Cleaner.
MY experience in the past is after purchasing the cleaner the error was not fixed.
How, without buying a repair program, can I correct the error.
I suspect Windows Installer 5. Would like to replace it but don't know how. Any other ideas?

William Lockie


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February 21, 2011 at 08:38:15
I have used CCleaner and it did not help. Although there are many things do with it. Maybe t\you can suggest and option?
Bill

William Lockie


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February 21, 2011 at 22:23:19

I’m really confused now. Been trying to update to Skype 5.1 from 5.0. Here is what I have been through.

1.Downloaded the Skype Setup file .98 mb and ran that. Got a fatal error 1603 proceeded by error 1663. Spent a day trying to learn about that. Did not find a solution.

2. Found out that I could download a larger file “Skype SetupFull 20.1 mb. That did not work either.

3. Went to the Skype Community Forum. Would not except my email because another member was using it. Well, duh, that’s me signed into my Skype account. Signed out of that account and still could not get into the forum.

5. In the meantime I restored the computer didn’t fix the problems. Then I recovered an image that was made on Feb. 4. That did not help so went back to last nights image.

6. A member of Windows 7 Forum suggested the I run SPC SCANNOW and if that did not help to do a “repair install” of W7. The scan did not help. Still got the 1663 error and could not get into the Skype forum.

7. I then did a “repair install” of W7. Took ownership of the following folders all on C drive. Users, Windows, Programfiles and ProgramData.

8. Now when I run SkypeSetupFull 20.1 mb I get a box that say’s “Cannot write the installation package to the disk. Be sure I have enough room on the disk”.. Well, I have twice the space required.

Hope somebody from Skype will get back to me.

William Lockie


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February 22, 2011 at 21:42:11
After several days I finally was able to update. In addition to all in my previous post I went to C:\ProgramData\Skype\ and set up the security so that my actions were allowed. Then took ownership of that folder.

William Lockie


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