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Error 1324.The folder path 'Program Files' contains an invalid character. 

Oct 7 2009 at 5:06 AM
I have a CLEAN install of VS 2008 Team Edition for Developers on Vista 64-bit. I installed VS SP1; no problem.

I attempted to install this hot-fix to address debugging issues w/ IE8 and other oddities, at the advise of a MS employee on a bulletin board. I can NOT install this patch. Similar results with hotfix Kb967631. Here's the install log summary.

everything in the install ran cleanly up until this point:

[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] (HotIron::CMspExternalUiHandler::UiHandler) Returning IDOK. INSTALLMESSAGE_ACTIONSTART [Action 0:54:03: FileCost. Computing space requirements]
[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] (HotIron::CMspExternalUiHandler::UiHandler) Returning IDOK. INSTALLMESSAGE_ACTIONSTART [Action 0:54:03: CostFinalize. Computing space requirements]
[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] (HotIron::CMspExternalUiHandler::UiHandlerRecord) Returning IDOK. INSTALLMESSAGE_ERROR [Error 1324.The folder path 'Program Files' contains an invalid character.]
[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] (HotIron::MspInstallerT<class ATL::CPathT<class ATL::CStringT<unsigned short,class ATL::StrTraitATL<unsigned short,class ATL::ChTraitsCRT<unsigned short> > > > >::PerformMsiOperation) Patch (VS90SP1-KB957912.msp) install failed on product (Microsoft Visual Studio 2008 Remote Debugger - ENU). Msi Log: Microsoft Visual Studio 2008-KB957912_20091007_045341085-Msi0.txt
[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] (HotIron::MspInstallerT<class ATL::CPathT<class ATL::CStringT<unsigned short,class ATL::StrTraitATL<unsigned short,class ATL::ChTraitsCRT<unsigned short> > > > >::PerformMsiOperation) MsiApplyMultiplePatches returned 0x643
[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] Entering Function: HotIron::MspInstallerT > > > >::Rollback...

[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] (HotIron::MspInstallerT<class ATL::CPathT<class ATL::CStringT<unsigned short,class ATL::StrTraitATL<unsigned short,class ATL::ChTraitsCRT<unsigned short> > > > >::Rollback) exiting function/method

[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] (HotIron::MspInstallerT<class ATL::CPathT<class ATL::CStringT<unsigned short,class ATL::StrTraitATL<unsigned short,class ATL::ChTraitsCRT<unsigned short> > > > >::Rollback)

[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] Action complete. Log File: C:\Users\GREGG~1.GIA\AppData\Local\Temp\Microsoft Visual Studio 2008-KB957912_20091007_045341085-Msi0.txt
[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] (HotIron::MspInstallerT<class ATL::CPathT<class ATL::CStringT<unsigned short,class ATL::StrTraitATL<unsigned short,class ATL::ChTraitsCRT<unsigned short> > > > >::PerformMsiOperation) exiting function/method

[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] (HotIron::MspInstallerT<class ATL::CPathT<class ATL::CStringT<unsigned short,class ATL::StrTraitATL<unsigned short,class ATL::ChTraitsCRT<unsigned short> > > > >::PerformMsiOperation) failed and rolled back
[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] (HotIron::CBaseMspInstaller::Install) PerformMsiOperation returned 0x643
[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] (HotIron::CBaseMspInstaller::Install) exiting function/method

[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] (HotIron::CBaseMspInstaller::Install) PerformMsiOperation returned 0x643
[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] (HotIron::CompositeInstaller::Install) Composite Installer is reporting 0x80070643 - Fatal error during installation.
[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] (HotIron::CompositeInstaller::Install) exiting function/method

[10/7/2009, 4:54:3] (HotIron::CompositeInstaller::Install) Fatal error during installation.


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