While installing Revit 2014 Student Version I get the error the media does not contain content and will be downlaoded during instalation while configuring the installation. It "installs" but says some products failed to install. Both Revit and the Materials Library failed to install. Any idea how to fix?
You'll have to post your installation log to help determine the failure.
Error 1618 is one of those weird ones where the installer thinks another installation is already in progress. You might reboot and try the installation again.
As Travis noted, the 1618 error typically occurs when Windows views another installation process as active. A good way to test this would be to create a new Windows user account, then reboot, log into the new account and run the installation. Prior to trying this, I would recommend running Microsoft FixIt to ensure that Windows does not consider Revit to be installed already. I would also recommend deleting the contents of the Windows temp folder, which can be accessed by typing %temp% in Windows Explorer.
If these suggestions don't help, you may want to try downloading the Revit installation again. I say this because the first failure in your log file was during the decompressing of the Revit installation files. Actually, I'm thinking you may have already downloaded a new copy of the install files because I only saw this failure during the first installation attempt.
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Without an installation log file, it is difficult to identify what caused the failure in this instance but my first suggestion would be to disable Design Review. I've seen many instances where Revit and the Autodesk Material Library installs fail because of problems during the Design Review install.
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I have now tried installing Revit 2012, 2013 and 2014 none of which have worked. I have disabled my firewalls, added autodesk to trusted sites and disabled design review.
Based on your latest log file, it appears that some of the Revit pre-requisites are failing to install. Since there are many common pre-requisites for Revit 2012, 2013 and 2014, this may be the root of your installation problems. My suggestion would be to install each of the pre-requisites ahead of time and then try the Revit 2014 installation again. Here is a list of the pre-requisite installs and where you can access them within the Revit 2014 install media:
I would recommend installing the pre-requisites in the order that I've listed since this is the order they are installed during a Revit installation. You'll notice that my list includes the 32 and 64-bit versions of each Visual C++ Redistributable as well as FaroSDK. You must install each version whether you are installing Revit on a 32 or 64-bit operating system. Also, in cases where the pre-requisites is already installed, I recommend using the repair option to ensure that the installation is configured correctly.
Once all of the pre-requisites are installed, I would once again delete the files in the Windows temp folder, disable your virus protection (remember to re-enable it once the installation is complete) and then run the Revit 2014 install one more time. If the Revit install fails again, please provide the latest version of the install log file as well as answers to the following questions:
What is the operating system on the computer that you are attempting to install Revit?
Are there any other Autodesk products installed on this computer?
Good luck and I hope this helps you to get Revit installed!!
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