1603 Error during installlation of MS office 2013 Pro Plus (32bit)

Im trying to install MS office 2013 Pro plus on a 32bit computer, it currently has 2010 installed, but whenever I try to go through the installation at the very end of it I get an error microsoft office pro plus 2013 encountered an error during setup"
I have tried most if not all solutions I found online- deleting the Microsoft help folder, the file in it, the MS fix it program, task scheduler- enabling service and making sure its not corrupt... I cant seem to be able to fix this.
I cannot uninstall MS office 2010 first as I dont want to take the chance of Office 13 not working, and me not having Office.

This is the Log file I get, please download it- sorry I cant simply upload text to pastebin... but its about 60,000 Lines :S


Windows 7 Enterprise, SP1
I installed it on my other computer which also had Office 2010 installed, worked fine, its 64x windows 7 ultimate
Thanks in advanced

So far I have tried this:
  • Deleting Microsoft Help folder
  • MS Fix It program
  • Task scheduler- enabling service and making sure its not corrupt
  • Ms troubleshooter to remove any corrupt office 2013 files
  • Windows installer service is set to automatic
  • Cleared the temp folder
  • Started computer in Clean boot mode
  • taking ownership of C:\windows
  • cacls C:\windows /g administrators:F
  • (restarting the computer- obviously)
  • Checking the Reg Permissions- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • checking the reg permissions- HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT
  • clearing %temp%
  • Reg Cleaner- CCleaner
  • installing on another computer (worked fine)
  • making new user accounts
  • logging in as the default windows Administrator account
  • applying new updates to windows
(and probably a lot more simple and small fixes)

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Last updated July 11, 2018 Views 47,862 Applies to:
My problem same with you.
 I start TASK SCHEDULE service and re-install Office 2013 without error.

I my situation, i deployed office 2013 to many PCs, some PCs not success. I checked error PCs, they have same problem with TASK SCHEDULE services. (DISABLED). I can not start TASK SCHEDULE service directly by using services.msc, please start up it by modify Registry (HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\Schedule, change Start key value to 2 and restart pc)

Re-install office 2013 after restart pc  :)
Hope it useful!

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