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"Failed to update setup engine executables. Program will exit" installing Crystal Reports 2016

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Above error occurs attempting to install CR2016 after uninstalling CR2013.

We've gone thru the hard drive and registry to remove all remnants of CR2013 - still fails. The install files for CR2016 are fine and our installer for CR2013 as on a clean computer this process does not fail. It fails only on this one computer. However, we do not hav the option of reimaging the failing computer given it has highly customized specialty software that would be extremely complicated and time consuming to re-setup.

What causes this error to happen or trigger and is there a way to get around it or appease the trigger to complete the install?

Thank you.

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I had the same issue. I was able to resolve it by setting the security Permissions to Full Control for "Everyone" on the directory I was RUNNING the SETUP.EXE from as it could not copy the files from there during the installation.

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this worked for me out of many suggestions here. thank you.