While running an MSI installation using the Windows Installer Service, you may sometime encounter a fatal error with Exit Code as 1603. This 1603 error code is an MSI error code which indicates a failure, that is generic and computer-specific.


If you face this issue while installing an application package using the Windows Installer, here's a list of known causes that generates 1603 errors.

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Recently in an official blog post, Microsoft announced that they are soon going to stop accepting new apps and app updates for Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x or earlier. If you have built app packages for these platform, its time to port those to UWP.


Here's the important dates, announced by Microsoft, for the apps with Windows 8.x and Windows Phone 8.x packages submitted to Microsoft Store.

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Do you know that Windows 10 has a cool trick to enable slide to shutdown feature? If you have a touch screen you would more likely to use a finger slide option to shutdown your system. In this short quick tip, we will learn how to do it.


This can be done by executing the command SlideToShutDown.exe, which resides in the %windir%\System32 directory of any windows system.

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Prior to the release of Visual Studio 2017 version 15.8, the Visual Studio Installer was downloading and installing the setup files in parallel. As a result, you had to always stay connected to online during the installation time.


If you have slow or limited internet connection, it was becoming difficult for many people. Now, this has been solved.

Published by on under Tips | Visual Studio 2017

Microsoft started rolling out its 'Folder Protection' feature to OneDrive, which is also known as "Known Folder Move". This feature keeps your system safe and protected by automatically taking backup of important documents from user data folders like Desktop, Documents and Pictures.


If you are a Windows Insider, you might have already received this update in early July. For non-insiders, here's how to enable this protection.

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Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 preview build for insiders in the Fast Ring. Thus, marking it as the fifth build of this month from the Redstone 5 (RS5) branch. As its targeted to release globally as next feature update, this build 17741 contains fixes to make it more polished.


Here's what's new, improved, fixed and still broken in latest Fast Ring Windows 10 insiders preview build 17741 for PC.

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Microsoft releases a new Windows 10 preview build 18219 (19H1) to the insiders who opted for Skip Ahead. This build focuses on new improvements to Windows Narrator, consists of several bug fixes. As the build is from pre-release branch, it contains few issues too.


If you would like to know what's new, improved and still broken in latest Windows 10 insider build, continue reading next.

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With the appearance of Bitcoins, there has been a boom in cryptocurrencies. Investors stand to make massive profits by investing in cryptocurrencies. At the same time, there is still a lot of doubt when it comes to investing large sums of money behind cryptocurrencies.


Breaking bitcoin news reflect large profits and large losses from time to time. Here are a few things that you need to know to help you decide if cryptocurrencies are a financial fad or not.

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