How to Solve Sage 50 Error 1608

Sage 50 Error 1608 - Installation Error

Sage 50 Error Code 1608 is also known as the “Installation Error. It is a lot similar to that of Sage 50 Error Code 1605. The Sage 50 Error 1608 usually takes place at the time of the installation of the Sage 50 accounting software and also has similarities with a few other installation error codes like 1605, etc. The Sage 50 error code 1608 generally takes place on the Windows operating system (OS) and also while installing some of the other programs like ACT7 SQL Server 2008R2, etc.

This error can take place in a particular workstation that is running on an OS like Windows 7 while you are still installing Sage 50. You can see the message “1608: unable to create install driver instance, return code: -2147467262” on this specific system but when you try to install Sage 50 Latest Version on any other system with the same OS, you do not face any challenges whatsoever. This also indicates a system error but you should do your analysis to get to the depth of the cause.

Causes of Sage 50 Error 1608:

This error might also take place when you are trying to attempt to install ACT7 SQL Server 2008R2. When this error takes place, you will get to see the following message popping up on your screen:

“MsiGetProductInfo failed to retrieve Product Version for package with Product Code = ‘{GUID}’. Error Code: 1608.”

The Sage Install Error Code 1608 happens majorly due to glitches with or in the OS. Thus, the two main causes that stands out as the most likely cause of this error and also that it is found to be the most common example. You might encounter with this error also when you are probably not logged in as an administrator of your system or when your Windows registry or the Install Shield is unable to function effectively.

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When the Sage 50 Error Code 1608 occurs, you might be unsuccessful at creating an “Install Driver instance”. You must have Windows user permission or else you will continue to encounter with this error. There are several causes as to why this error occurs, for instance, trouble with “install shield” or issues with the Windows registry. Whatsoever be the issue, all you need to do first is to try and analyze the error to figure out the exact problem before you attempt to troubleshoot it.

Steps to Fix Sage 50 Error Code 1608:

Total Time: 35 minutes

Solution 1: Appeon Setup.Ex

⏩ You are required to run the install driver for IDriver.exe and Idriver2.exe, that is located in the C:\ drive
⏩ Next, you need to run “Appeon setup.exe” file

Solution 2: Set the File

⏩ You need to open the Control Panel
⏩ Once done, you need to tap on Systems > Advanced > Performance > Virtual Memory
⏩ After that, you need to make changes under the recommendation that is mentioned in regards to that of the size and initials
⏩ Once again, you need to go to the Control Panel > System > Advanced > Performance > Virtual Memory
⏩ Next, you must make changes in initial along with maximum size upto 0
⏩ Once done, you need to restart the system
⏩ You can set the file back to its desired size
⏩ This process, in turns forces it to recreate a page file.

Solution 3: Idriver

⏩ You need to see whether or not the IDriver has been installed properly
⏩ After that, look for the following file located in your C:\ drive: “directory C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\8\Intel 32”.dllexe
⏩ Once you have discovered them, you need to run “regsvr32” on all of the files barring, “_ISRES1033.dll and Idriver.exe” and then run “idriver/regserver

Solution 4:

⏩ You need to select the “Windows Start” option
⏩ After that, click on “Run
⏩ When you can see the Run command box has appeared, go to the Search field and type “regedit
⏩ You will see the “Windows Registry” window has appeared on your screen
⏩ Go to the location “HKEY_Classes_Root\Installer\UpgradeCodes” then left click on the “UpgradeCodes
⏩ Export  the “UpgradeCodes” folder with the option of “File\Export” through Selected Branch export range
⏩ You are required to rename the “UpgradeCodes” folder to “UpgradeCodesOld
⏩ Manually install Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2
⏩ Import the exported “UpgradeCodes” with the option of “File\Import
⏩ Finally, launch the Sage ACT! installation process.

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Final Words!

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🔔Frequently Asked Questions🔔

Q1. What Happens When it is Unable to Install Sage 50 in One System Out of Many?

Ans: In case if you find that Sage 50 is unable to get installed in a specific system out of many, you can start by uninstalling then reinstalling and then Installing Script engine on your system. 

Q2. How do We Install Script Engine on the System?

Ans: To Install Script Engine on your system, you need to go to the Install Shield Installation Location and then inspect if a higher version of the Install Shield is available or not. If it is available, then it is preferable that you go ahead with the upgrade as that would result in the replacement of the IDriver.exe with ISSetup.dll.

Q3. How do We Uninstall the Install Shield from the System?

Ans: In order to uninstall the Install Shield from your system, you need to delete the folder that contains the Install Shield program files and after that create the folder once more by running the program setup. You need to re-run the setup after the installation is finally complete. Clean your system of all the Temp files and then shut down any other application which might be running in the system. Re-run the Install Shield setup!

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