When you delete the %SystemDrive%\Program Files\Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit folder from a Windows XP SP2 (Service Pack 2) computer, you cannot remove, or reinstall, the Shared Computer Toolkit, receiving an error similar to:
There is a problem with this Windows Installer package. A script required for this install to complete could not be run. Contact your support personnel or package vendor.
NOTE: The default install path for the Shared Computer Toolkit is:
%SystemDrive%\Program Files\Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit
This behavior occurs because the Shared Computer Toolkit registry key exists on the computer.
I have scripted FixSCTK.bat to resolve this issue:
1. Open a CMD.EXE window.
2. Type FixSCTK and press Enter.
3. Remove or reinstall the Shared Computer Toolkit.
@echo off setlocal set key="HKLM\SOFTWARE\Classes\Installer\Products\C66E96CBED74E21478FD1D8B50A5A97F" set str=Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit call :quiet>nul 2>&1 endlocal goto :EOF :quiet for /f "Tokens=*" %%a in ('reg query %key% /V ProductName^|Find "%str%"') do ( REG DELETE %key% /F )