Windows xp mode wont install Error 2203

 I have Downloaded and uninstalled and reinstalled 4 times now and i think i am on a mission impossible. Running win7 64 bit ultimate. I have not found any useful information as to the reason for the 2203 error. Some sites refer to this as an installer problem yet i have installed many programs with no errors at all. Any help or clues for this issue would be great...thanks in advance
 

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Last updated February 27, 2018 Views 588 Applies to:

Hi ChuckPav,

 

 

Thank you for posting your question in Microsoft Community.

 

 

From your issue description, it seems that you are unable to install Windows XP mode with error code 2203 in your computer.

 

 

I can imagine the inconvenience you have experienced. I will try to help you in fixing the issue.

 

 

To help you suggest more steps to resolve the issue, I would appreciate if you could answer the following questions:

 

1. What is the make and model of the computer?

2. Have you made any recent hardware or software changes to your computer prior to this issue?

3. Did you run Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool?

 

I would suggest you to check the system requirements for running Windows XP mode and download and run Hardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool from the below links and check.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/support/configure-bios.aspx

 

BIOS Disclaimer:

Modifying BIOS/ complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) settings incorrectly can causeserious problems that may prevent your computer from booting properly. Microsoft cannot guarantee that any problems resulting from the configuring of BIOS/CMOS settings can be solved. Modifications of the settings are at your own risk. 

 

Install and use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7:

 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/install-and-use-windows-xp-mode-in-windows-7

 

 

Follow the below steps to download and install Windows XP mode from the below link.

 

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/virtual-pc/download.aspx

 

 

Manually download Windows XP mode from the below link:

 

Windows XP Mode:

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=8002

 

 

For reference:

 

Windows XP mode:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-xp-mode

 

 

 

I hope the above information helps you and your reply is very important for us to ensure a proper resolution.

 

In future if you come across any issues regarding Windows, please feel free to post your query here on Microsoft Community, we will be more than happy to assist you.

 

 

 

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I have been through all this before.  I have run theHardware-Assisted Virtualization Detection Tool

and passed and is turned on in the bios.

 

The xp mode will not install and comes up with this " The installer has encountered an unexpected error installing this package. this may indicate a problem with this package. The error code is 2203."

 

I have had no other problems installing other programs up to this point

 

I am running win7 64bit ultimate

asus board p8h77 v le with 32 gb memory

Samsung 840 ssd 250GB drive

nvidia geforce gt 640 video card

 

At this point I think I will just maintain an old pc with xp.

This seemed like a straight forward operation but obviously not.

 

Thanks for you help.

 

 

 

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I ran into this error myself this morning for the first time. I ran across your post. The reason I was unable to install was due to Kaspersky AV on our network. Completely shutdown Kaspersky and all is working immediately. Hope this helps.

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