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I have had the 1603 problem periodically, The last update went smoothly, but this latest to 4.2.14 just quietly fails with no message, just error code 1603. I read many prior posts here on the subject, so it's a common problem, and I tried the Microsoft tool that is frequently mentioned to no avail. Paint.net is the only software I update that routinely fails during install. I am hoping that there is a way get past this error. Thanks for any insight. I am running WIndows 10 Home 64-bit.  It would be really nice to have a zip file available in addition to the install version. That would be especially helpful for doing updates.

Edited by dskirk
Added reference to desire for zip option.
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1603 is known to be caused by an existing, broken installation. You used the right tool to attempt to remove it

 

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Download this program and use it to remove the broken Paint.NET install.  Then, try to download Paint.NET again.

 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17588/windows-fix-problems-that-block-programs-being-installed-or-removed

 

 

A couple of forum members have used Revo Uninstaller and Oibit Uninstaller for the same purpose. If the MS tool didn't do the job I'd try these.

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