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Can't install the Windows Installer because of "... not enough storage ..."

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  • To install SQL Express, I need to install .NET Framework. To install the .NET Framework, I need to install the Windows Installer. I have downloaded WindowsInstaller-KB893803-v2-x86.exe, but when I try to install it, I get, "Not enough storage is available to process this request." I tried it after rebooting my machine. There are over 50G available on the partition that the install would go into. What could be wrong?
    Sunday, July 11, 2010 6:14 PM

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  • Possibly this one applies.

    Misleading error message when you install an update package in Windows Vista or in Windows Server 2008: "Not enough storage is available to process this command"
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941384

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick .... Microsoft Certified Professional -Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    Sunday, July 11, 2010 6:48 PM
  • This is exactly my problem, described to a T.  But the link you give shows no solution to the problem.  It has a symptom, cause and more information, no solution.  So after you do this

     

    If the version of the Update.exe file is earlier than 6.3.13.0, you receive the misleading error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section when the installation fails. If the version of the Update.exe file is 6.3.13.0 or a later version, the error message indicates that the update package does not support the platform.

     

    What do you do next?

    Thursday, March 17, 2011 5:16 PM
  • In the case of original post the mentioned KB it is designed for OS below so the behavior is expected.

    Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3)
    Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 (SP4)
    Windows XP
    Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1)
    Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2)
    Windows Server 2003

     

     

     

     


    Regards, Dave Patrick ....
    Microsoft Certified Professional
    Microsoft MVP [Windows]
    Friday, March 18, 2011 3:27 AM
  • fix here.

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    Thursday, January 23, 2014 5:17 PM