Error creating a file that is needed for this installation

Hey, not sure if this is in the appropriate area, sorry about that but i am having said error when trying to install/repair/remove anything with windows installer and i was wondering if there are any solutions to this?

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  1. Right-click on the installer and choose "Run as administrator"
  2. doesnt work
  3. Dconroy said:
    doesnt work

    Gonna need much more detail than that.

    What specifically "doesn't work"?
  4. Is it only with LogMeIn or is it other applications as well?

    You can also try THIS
  5. ex_bubblehead said:
    Gonna need much more detail than that.

    What specifically "doesn't work"?


    well it gave me the same error
  6. @hedwar2011 it happens with most other applications too
  7. Go to the Windows site that I included in my previous post and see if the Fix-It will correct the issue.
  8. Seems to have worked, hedwar, Many thanks. Is this the only way for me to un install applications im getting this issue with from now on?
  9. Dconroy said:
    Seems to have worked, hedwar, Many thanks. Is this the only way for me to un install applications im getting this issue with from now on?


    You should be able to find a fix-it from M$ on that page (or there used to be) that would repair the Windows Installer.
  10. ex_bubblehead said:


    I have to leave now, but i will follow the steps when i return, and my system volume still has space, thanks for the help
  11. ex_bubblehead said:


    Welp, just tried it after getting the error while attempting to install a program and no dice. Also tried to preform a clean boot then install for the first time, no solution either
  12. bump
  13. bump again
  14. and again
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