How to handle the installation error-" Error applying transforms"

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  1. eurekamind

    eurekamind Registered Member

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    hi,

    Previously I had installed "Java Runtime Environment Version 5.0 -Update 6 from the Sun Java download page(http://www.java.com/en/download/windows_ie.jsp) and then removed it after 2-3 days using "Add\Remove program" option.

    Now, I am trying to install it again...but getting the error - "error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid."

    Where I could find the transform path in my computer and how to check its validity?

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  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Re: what is Transform Path ?

    Hello,
    Download the file manually and then try to install.
    Mrk
     
  3. eurekamind

    eurekamind Registered Member

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    Re: what is Transform Path ?

    I downloaded the "Offline Installation" package of the JRE1.5.0_6 and tried to install it but again the same error messg. regarding the "transform path"

    now, the good news ....I got the solution!

    I visited the java HELP page ....extract from that page is as below:

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    SYMPTOMS

    While attempting to install the Java 2 Runtime Environment, Standard Edition (JRE), a message box with the following error appears:

    Error applying transforms. Verify that the specified transform paths are valid.

    The installation fails.


    CAUSE

    The exact cause of this error is not known at this time.


    SOLUTION

    Following is the suggested workaround for this error.

    Manually remove the 1.4.2_xx JRE:

    Download Microsoft Windows Installer removal tool.
    Run the tool and select the JRE entry for removal.


    Manually install the 1.4.2_xx JRE:
    Go to Start -> Run and type "cmd" (type "command" if you are using Windows 95, 98, or ME)
    In the MSDOS windows, type the following:

    msiexec.exe /i http://java.sun.com/webapps/download/GetFile/
    1.4.2_04-b05/windows-i586/Java%202%20Runtime%20
    Environment,%20SE%20v1.4.2_04.msi
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    Steps followed by me:

    1> I downloaded and installed the Windows Installer clean Up utility.
    2> Run the program after the installation
    3> Removed the entry related with "Jre1.5.0_6" from the list
    4> Run the "JRE1.5.0_6" OFFLINE downloaded software package again( bypassed the >>> Go to Start -> Run and type "cmd" option....)

    >>> JRE1.5.0_6 installed successfully.

    thanks to JAVA help and Microsoft utility !!!

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    Last edited: Mar 8, 2006
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