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Invalid installation package 'SolidWorks.msi'

Question asked by Joseph Kriz on Jan 6, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 8, 2019 by Josh Helman

I am a student trying to uninstall the old version of SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP02 and reinstall the new version of SOLIDWORKS SP03, but got an error message of the mini Pop-Up Window saying:


"The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable.


Click OK to try again, or enter an alternate path to a folder containing the

installation package 'solidworks.msi' in the box below".


Then I clicked "OK" and the second error message of the mini Pop-Up Window showing:


"The file 'C:\Users\piran\Documents\SOLIDWORKS Downloads\SOLIDWORKS 2018 SP03\swwi\data\solidworks.msi' is not a valid installation package for the product SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP02. Try to find the installation package 'solidworks.msi' in a folder from which you can install SOLIDWORKS 2017 SP02".


See the attached JPG file as an example. How do I solve this problem? Thanks!