JSI Tip 5967. When you try to install a program on Windows XP, you receive 'Error 112 Setup Installation Error'?

Your program setup hangs and you receive:

Error 112 Setup Installation Error: Setup is unable to decompress and copy all of the program files needed to proceed with the installation.

This error will occur if there is insufficient free space on the temporary files folder.

To resolve the issue:

1. Start Windows Explorer and navigate to %SystemRoot%\Temp

2. Press CTRL+A.

3. Press Shift+Delete.

4. Press Yes to confirm the deletion.

5. Use the Disk Cleanup Tool.

NOTE: See 285909 - How to Troubleshoot Program Compatibility Issues in Windows XP.

NOTE: See How do I run Disk Cleanup in batch?

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