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I've also come across this exact same error after attempting to (manually) update paint.net. Tried to follow this thread to the best of my ability, but it's still not working for me. If there's any ideas or methods to resolve this issue, let me know. Thank you!

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Have you read (and tried) the solutions suggested in the third and fifth posts in this thread?

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So my paint.net has been fine with no issues whatsoever, until sometime between late December of 2021 and early January of 2022. I opened it up, and it informed me that I needed to update it (I used the free version) so I decided to update it on the spot. However, something happened, and it failed to download. Ever since, whenever I try to redownload paint.net's free version, I always get error 1603. I've followed several tutorials, even another thread someone made on this exact error, but none of them have seemed to help. Any help would be appreciated!

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Error 1603 means that you have a broken installation.  You must attempt these steps:

 

1.  Download this tool to remove any broken pieces: 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/fix-problems-that-block-programs-from-being-installed-or-removed-cca7d1b6-65a9-3d98-426b-e9f927e1eb4d

 

2. Then try to install paint.net again.

 

3.  You can also try to install paint.net from an offline source:  

https://github.com/paintdotnet/release/releases

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12 hours ago, LouieRBLX said:

I apologize for the late reply! That's precisely what I've done (to the best of my ability), however it still hasn't been fixed months later.

 

There isn't really a fix because it's a problem inherent in Windows and its Microsoft Installer (MSI) technology.

 

Frankly, the Microsoft Store version is a better bet if you're having trouble with install/update/uninstall. It uses a much more robust system for managing packages, and there have been only rare instances of problems which are easily fixed.

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On 3/28/2022 at 1:06 PM, Rick Brewster said:

 

There isn't really a fix because it's a problem inherent in Windows and its Microsoft Installer (MSI) technology.

 

Frankly, the Microsoft Store version is a better bet if you're having trouble with install/update/uninstall. It uses a much more robust system for managing packages, and there have been only rare instances of problems which are easily fixed.

In that case, I have no other options. I could I'm unsure whether my parents would allow me to get it. I appreciate your response and your time though!

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On 4/1/2022 at 2:56 PM, LouieRBLX said:

I have no other options.

 

Really? Did you follow @Pixey's solution above Rick's post? That is the accepted solution around here, so do try it. If it fails - please report back here :)

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Did you first remove the broken installation with the tool mentioned in step one?

 

On 3/29/2022 at 2:24 AM, Pixey said:

Error 1603 means that you have a broken installation.  You must attempt these steps:

 

1.  Download this tool to remove any broken pieces: 

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/fix-problems-that-block-programs-from-being-installed-or-removed-cca7d1b6-65a9-3d98-426b-e9f927e1eb4d

2. Then try to install paint.net again.

 

3.  You can also try to install paint.net from an offline source:  

https://github.com/paintdotnet/release/releases

 

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