Skype Installation problem

Installing Skype fail..error code 1601


It wont let me install gave me this error code.."Windows installer service could not be accessed. Contact your support personel to verify that the windows installer service is properly registered. 

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Posted by: bkelly 10 years ago
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This could be a permission or compatability problem, see http://www.itninja.com/question/help-with-msi-1601

Posted by: anonymous_9363 10 years ago
Red Belt

Doesn't the Skype license explicitly forbid corporate use?

Posted by: piyushnasa 10 years ago
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Can you check where it is giving this error in the sequence by generating a log file.

Posted by: jagadeish 10 years ago
Red Belt

I have removed this link as it is not useful for the packagers and it can be tried only in standalone machines...

  • Has anyone tried this? 1601 is a Windows Installer error, not unique to Skype and this site is simply saying Error Code 1601 tends to be caused because of corrupt system files within the Windows OS. It offers a "free error code scan" which I would personally be rather suspicious of. - bkelly 10 years ago
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