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Solidworks installation challenges

Question asked by Nathan Cauldwell on Feb 24, 2017
Latest reply on Mar 29, 2017 by John Burrill

So, I've been consistently having trouble with SolidWorks 2016 & 2017 installations and uninstalls on several HP computers since the last successful upgrade in December 2016.  so far , no issues on my Lenovo computers what so ever.


This is the typical windows 7 SolidWorks installation manager error I'm getting:


The Installation Manager failed to register

C:\Windows\Microsoft.NET\Framework64\v4.0.30319\regasm.exe /silent /codebase "C:\Program Files\SOLIDWORKS Corp 2017\SOLIDWORKS\" returned 0xFF

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I have tried to do clean installations, .net framework repairs, uninstalls and reinstalls to no avail.  Have had my VAR looking at the problem but no solution has come about as of yet.


Please help me.