Skip to comments.Fix for "Wizard Was Interrupted Before [program name] could be installed" (XP Home Edition)
Posted on 07/21/2008 2:34:03 PM PDT by Winged Hussar
The solution to what is apparently a common problem ("Wizard Was Interrupted Before [program name] could be installed") seems to involve "Impersonate a client after authentication"
The following worked for us, although we are not computer professionals and results are not guaranteed. You need ntrights.exe (downloadable from Microsoft as part of the Windows tools resource kit).
ntrights.exe -u ADMINISTRATOR +r SeImpersonatePrivilege
ntrights.exe -u ADMINISTRATORS +r SeImpersonatePrivilege
ntrights.exe -u Everyone +r SeImpersonatePrivilege
You must restart your computer for the changes to take effect. Then the installation should work. (We dont know which of the above three did it, we enabled all three.) You also may want to revoke the above privileges afterward for security reasons, per what we saw in various user forums. -r revokes the privilege.
ntrights.exe -u ADMINISTRATOR -r SeImpersonatePrivilege
ntrights.exe -u ADMINISTRATORS -r SeImpersonatePrivilege
ntrights.exe -u Everyone -r SeImpersonatePrivilege
See also http://episteme.arstechnica.com/groupee/forums/a/tpc/f/99609816/m/959005056731. You can apparently do this far more easily in Windows XP Professional.
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I have had XP for 7 years. This has never happened to me.
Same here. Never encountered such a problem.
Would some techie look at all that and make sure no one is opening up their systems to hackers by following this advice.
Always wary of such things...
Even still, I'll be looking into what this command actually does.
“I’ve never seen this problem before and would never run any CLI commands that have the words “ntrights” Administrator” and “impersonate” in the same command.
Even still, I’ll be looking into what this command actually does. “
As I said, some of the sites I looked at expressed security concerns. This is why you should revoke the indicated privileges as soon as you are done. If you’re really worried, you can disconnect from the Internet while you are doing it. (In my case, I can just turn off the DSL modem, although I keep the hardware firewall at High security.)
As long as Windows requires the command line to fix things, it will never be ready for the desktop.