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ArcGIS Desktop 103 stuck at writing registry

Question asked by ddeduonni1 on Nov 17, 2017
Latest reply on Jan 24, 2018 by gareth.baker_wessexwater

I am attempting to install ArcGIS Desktop 103 145699 to a Windows 7 64 bit machine.

When I install the software(logged into a Administrator account) on the laptop, clicking through until the installation process starts, at the "end" of the process the installation gets stuck on writing registry files over and over and over again.

The files include: 

key: \software\classes\clsid\...
key: \software\classes\esrieditortxt\...


I have attempted a previous fix found via this fourm:

Installation stuck on writing registry, over and over and over,

Fix found on website:
1. In Windows, click Start > Run.
2. In the Run window, type 'regedit'.
3. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SYSTEM > CurrentControlSet > Control

4. In the Registry Editor dialog box, double-click RegistrySizeLimit. This opens the Edit DWORD Value dialog box.

If unable to find the RegistrySizeLimit key in the above path, click Edit > Find and search for RegistrySizeLimit.

If still unable to find the RegistrySizeLimit key, then create the key using the following steps:
a. Create the key by Right-Click > New > DWORD (32 or 64 â??bit) Value.
b. Enter ffffffff as the 'Hexadecimal' value. Click the Decimal radio button
c. Enter 4294967295 as the Decimal value.
d. Select OK


Restarted laptop > restarted installation > stuck at the same place.


I would appreciate any feedback or tips that you can provide on this issue,