Unable to install on Windows 7

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Trying to install on a Windows 7 PC and getting an error stating the install failed and only showing error code: 1603, no other details.
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Kevin

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It looks like a common error in Windows Installer:) - http://www.bing.com/search?q=installe...
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This is an workaround that would work for you:

Create a folder C:\MM

Download the file MouseWithoutBordersSetup.msi to that folder.

In an elevated cmd windows (run as Admin), run the following commands:

msiexec /a "C:\MM\MouseWithoutBordersSetup.msi" /qb TARGETDIR="C:\MM\Bin" /l*v "C:\MM\Install.Log"

sc create MouseWithoutBordersSvc binPath= "C:\MM\Bin\Microsoft Garage\Mouse without Borders\MouseWithoutBordersSvc.exe" start= auto DisplayName= "Mouse Without Borders Service"

Manually add the program (C:\MM\Bin\Microsoft Garage\Mouse without Borders\MouseWithoutBorders.exe) to the firewall exception list (allow it through firewall).

You can now create a desktop shortcut to "C:\MM\Bin\Microsoft Garage\Mouse without Borders\MouseWithoutBorders.exe"

Enjoy!

(See C:\MM\Install.Log for any failure...)
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Successful installation it seems. Now, the dialog box that's supposed to pop up does not pop up upon running MouseWithoutBorders.exe

This is driving me insane!
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Does Ctrl+Alt+M bring up the Settings form?
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Michael Defries

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no it does not
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Thanks. Almost works. I get the message "Mouse without Borders is not installed yet, please run Setup.exe first!", but Setup.exe does not exist.
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Did you install the service as one of the step above? :

sc create MouseWithoutBordersSvc binPath= "C:\MM\Bin\Microsoft Garage\Mouse without Borders\MouseWithoutBordersSvc.exe" start= auto DisplayName= "Mouse Without Borders Service"

After running that the service should be there in Service Manager (services.msc)
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I had a different issue ("a referral was returned from the server")... I tried the above steps - as it was one of the options suggested on here after I had asked my question - but unfortunately I am still getting the same error.

Note that the service was set to "automatic" but had not started (I started it but am still getting the problem)

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