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"Error 112 Setup Installation Error" Error Message When You Try to Install a Program

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This article was previously published under Q326678
When you try to install a program, the Setup program stops responding (hangs), and you receive the following error message:
Error 112 Setup Installation Error: Setup is unable to decompress and copy all of the program files needed to proceed with the installation.
This issue occurs because you do not have enough disk space available in the temporary files folder.
To resolve this issue, delete the temporary files in the temporary files folder to free disk space.

To manually delete temporary files, follow these steps:
  1. Start Windows Explorer.
  2. Open the drive:\Windows\Temp folder, where drive is the drive on which Windows is installed.
  3. On the Edit menu, click Select All.
  4. Press SHIFT+DELETE.
  5. Click Yes to confirm the deletion.
You can also use Disk Cleanup to free disk space. For additional information about how to use Disk Cleanup, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
310312 Description of the Disk Cleanup Tool in Windows XP
For additional information about troubleshooting installation issues, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
285909 How to Troubleshoot Program Compatibility Issues in Windows XP

Article ID: 326678 - Last Review: 04/29/2003 12:57:16 - Revision: 1.4

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