IE7 beta 2 Installation Fails.

I previously successfully installed IE7 beta some months ago but beta 2 installation fails.  I followed the steps to fix registry permissions as indicated in http://support.microsoft.com/kb/917925 but the installation still fails.  The installation log is below and I would appreciate advice as to what other problems are preventing successfull installation.
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[ie7beta2.log]
0.266: =============================================================================
0.266: 2006/04/25 15:10:20.484 (local)
0.266: c:\d96a1064b3aef640eb3a\update\update.exe (version 6.2.29.0)
0.266: InitializeSvcPackLogWrapper: Unable to write to user-supplied log path: C:\WINDOWSC:\WINDOWS
0.282: Hotfix started with following command line: /quiet /norestart /er /log:C:\WINDOWSC:\WINDOWS
0.282:  Software\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP\SP0\ie7bet2p is not Present
0.282: Condition succeeded for section NoSort.Test.IE7Beta2Installed.Section in Line 1 of PreRequisite
0.282: FileVersion of C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe is Less Than 7.0.0.0
0.282: First Condition in NoSort.Test.IE7Installed.Section Succeeded
0.282: Condition succeeded for section NoSort.Test.IE7Installed.Section in Line 2 of PreRequisite
0.282: FileVersion of C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe is Less Than 7.1.0.0
0.282: Condition succeeded for section NoSort.Test.IE7GreaterInstalled.Section in Line 3 of PreRequisite
2.844: In Function TestVolatileFlag, line 11873, RegOpenKeyEx failed with error 0x2
2.844: In Function TestVolatileFlag, line 11905, RegOpenKeyEx failed with error 0x2
2.844: DoInstallation: CleanPFR failed: 0x2
2.844: SetProductTypes: InfProductBuildType=BuildType.IP
2.844: SetAltOsLoaderPath: No section uses DirId 65701; done.
2.875: DoInstallation: FetchSourceURL for c:\d96a1064b3aef640eb3a\update\update.inf failed
2.875: CreateUninstall = 1,Directory = C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallie7beta2$
2.875: LoadFileQueues: UpdSpGetSourceFileLocation for halaacpi.dll failed: 0xe0000102
2.907: BuildCabinetManifest: update.url absent
2.907: Starting AnalyzeComponents
2.907: AnalyzePhaseZero used 0 ticks
2.907: No c:\windows\INF\updtblk.inf file.
2.907: OEM file scan used 0 ticks
5.204: AnalyzePhaseOne: used 2297 ticks
5.204: AnalyzeComponents: Hotpatch analysis disabled; skipping.
5.204: AnalyzeComponents: Hotpatching is disabled.
5.219: AnalyzePhaseTwo used 15 ticks
5.219: AnalyzePhaseThree used 0 ticks
5.219: AnalyzePhaseFive used 0 ticks
5.219: AnalyzePhaseSix used 0 ticks
5.219: AnalyzeComponents used 2312 ticks
5.219: Downloading 0 files
5.219: bPatchMode = FALSE
5.219: Inventory complete: ReturnStatus=0, 2344 ticks
5.219: Num Ticks for invent : 2344
5.219: Allocation size of drive C: is 4096 bytes, free space = 50762776576 bytes
5.313: AnalyzeDiskUsage:  Skipping EstimateDiskUsageForUninstall.
5.313: Drive C: free 48411MB req: 40MB w/uninstall: NOT CALCULATED.
5.313: CabinetBuild complete
5.313: Num Ticks for Cabinet build : 94
5.313: ProcessDynamicStrings:  CustomStringTable for DownloadedProgramFiles returned Downloaded Program Files
5.313: ProcessDynamicStrings:  all %DownloadedProgramFiles% replaced with Downloaded Program Files.
5.313: ProcessDynamicStrings:  CustomStringTable for MSG_IE7SameUserUninstall returned Windows Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 cannot be uninstalled from this user account. Please log on to the same user account from which it was installed and try again.
5.313: ProcessDynamicStrings:  all %MSG_IE7SameUserUninstall% replaced with Windows Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 cannot be uninstalled from this user account. Please log on to the same user account from which it was installed and try again..
5.313: ProcessDynamicStrings:  CustomStringTable for SystemTools returned Accessories\System Tools
5.313: ProcessDynamicStrings:  all %SystemTools% replaced with Accessories\System Tools.
5.313: FileInUse:: Detection disabled.
5.313: LoadFileQueues: UpdSpGetSourceFileLocation for halaacpi.dll failed: 0xe0000102
5.547: ArchiveQueue: component occache.ini: no target c:\windows\downloaded program files\desktop.ini
6.860: Num Ticks for Backup : 1547
6.922: ArchiveRegistrySettings: ArchiveRegistryNode failed
6.922: DoInstallation: ArchiveRegistrySettings failed
7.188: DeRegistering the Uninstall Program -> ie7beta2, 2
7.188: Internet Explorer 7 Setup canceled.
7.188: Update.exe extended error code = 0xf00d
bobengelAsked:
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Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Recent windows update
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/918165

Copy the following to the clipboard (it's all one line even if wrapped in your browser - paste into notepad and remove line breaks if necessary, and copy again)
click START, type RUN <enter>

=copy below here=
REG ADD "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Shell Extensions\Cached" /v "{A4DF5659-0801-4A60-9607-1C48695EFDA9} {000214E6-0000-0000-C000-000000000046} 0x401" /t REG_DWORD /d 1
=copy above here=
bobengelAuthor Commented:
Made registry change as directed, restarted computer, ran IE7 installation, installed continues to fail.  Here is the log file for the failed installation after doing the registry change:
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0.234: 2006/04/26 16:20:16.359 (local)
0.234: c:\c723a9423ccf03adfa253f6f72da9f72\update\update.exe (version 6.2.29.0)
0.234: InitializeSvcPackLogWrapper: Unable to write to user-supplied log path: C:\WINDOWSC:\WINDOWS
0.250: Hotfix started with following command line: /quiet /norestart /er /log:C:\WINDOWSC:\WINDOWS
0.250:  Software\Microsoft\Updates\Windows XP\SP0\ie7bet2p is not Present
0.250: Condition succeeded for section NoSort.Test.IE7Beta2Installed.Section in Line 1 of PreRequisite
0.250: FileVersion of C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe is Less Than 7.0.0.0
0.250: First Condition in NoSort.Test.IE7Installed.Section Succeeded
0.250: Condition succeeded for section NoSort.Test.IE7Installed.Section in Line 2 of PreRequisite
0.250: FileVersion of C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe is Less Than 7.1.0.0
0.250: Condition succeeded for section NoSort.Test.IE7GreaterInstalled.Section in Line 3 of PreRequisite
3.672: In Function TestVolatileFlag, line 11873, RegOpenKeyEx failed with error 0x2
3.672: In Function TestVolatileFlag, line 11905, RegOpenKeyEx failed with error 0x2
3.672: DoInstallation: CleanPFR failed: 0x2
3.672: SetProductTypes: InfProductBuildType=BuildType.IP
3.672: SetAltOsLoaderPath: No section uses DirId 65701; done.
3.687: DoInstallation: FetchSourceURL for c:\c723a9423ccf03adfa253f6f72da9f72\update\update.inf failed
3.687: CreateUninstall = 1,Directory = C:\WINDOWS\$NtUninstallie7beta2$
3.687: LoadFileQueues: UpdSpGetSourceFileLocation for halaacpi.dll failed: 0xe0000102
3.718: BuildCabinetManifest: update.url absent
3.718: Starting AnalyzeComponents
3.718: AnalyzePhaseZero used 0 ticks
3.718: No c:\windows\INF\updtblk.inf file.
3.718: OEM file scan used 0 ticks
4.687: AnalyzePhaseOne: used 969 ticks
4.687: AnalyzeComponents: Hotpatch analysis disabled; skipping.
4.687: AnalyzeComponents: Hotpatching is disabled.
4.703: AnalyzePhaseTwo used 16 ticks
4.703: AnalyzePhaseThree used 0 ticks
4.703: AnalyzePhaseFive used 0 ticks
4.703: AnalyzePhaseSix used 0 ticks
4.703: AnalyzeComponents used 985 ticks
4.703: Downloading 0 files
4.703: bPatchMode = FALSE
4.703: Inventory complete: ReturnStatus=0, 1016 ticks
4.703: Num Ticks for invent : 1016
4.703: Allocation size of drive C: is 4096 bytes, free space = 50569043968 bytes
4.765: AnalyzeDiskUsage:  Skipping EstimateDiskUsageForUninstall.
4.765: Drive C: free 48226MB req: 40MB w/uninstall: NOT CALCULATED.
4.765: CabinetBuild complete
4.765: Num Ticks for Cabinet build : 62
4.765: ProcessDynamicStrings:  CustomStringTable for DownloadedProgramFiles returned Downloaded Program Files
4.765: ProcessDynamicStrings:  all %DownloadedProgramFiles% replaced with Downloaded Program Files.
4.765: ProcessDynamicStrings:  CustomStringTable for MSG_IE7SameUserUninstall returned Windows Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 cannot be uninstalled from this user account. Please log on to the same user account from which it was installed and try again.
4.765: ProcessDynamicStrings:  all %MSG_IE7SameUserUninstall% replaced with Windows Internet Explorer 7 Beta 2 cannot be uninstalled from this user account. Please log on to the same user account from which it was installed and try again..
4.765: ProcessDynamicStrings:  CustomStringTable for SystemTools returned Accessories\System Tools
4.765: ProcessDynamicStrings:  all %SystemTools% replaced with Accessories\System Tools.
4.765: FileInUse:: Detection disabled.
4.765: LoadFileQueues: UpdSpGetSourceFileLocation for halaacpi.dll failed: 0xe0000102
4.984: ArchiveQueue: component occache.ini: no target c:\windows\downloaded program files\desktop.ini
6.000: Num Ticks for Backup : 1235
6.062: ArchiveRegistrySettings: ArchiveRegistryNode failed
6.062: DoInstallation: ArchiveRegistrySettings failed
6.859: DeRegistering the Uninstall Program -> ie7beta2, 2
6.859: Internet Explorer 7 Setup canceled.
6.859: Update.exe extended error code = 0xf00d
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
are you installing using the same user account OR admin account on the local machine?
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bobengelAuthor Commented:
Yes, I'm the only user and I'm administrator.  Interestingly, when I checked the users' list, I saw a strange name consisting of letters and numbers and it was set for limited access.  I don't know how that got in there but I deleted it anyway.
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
let's check for malware

Download and Install.
http://www.majorgeeks.com/HijackThis_d3155.html

Copy and paste your log to:
http://www.hijackthis.de/index.php?langselect=english
Click ANALYZE

Look for NASTIES and post your results here
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Download Ewido, http://www.ewido.net/en/download/, install, open program, check for updates, restart computer, press F8 before windows logo appears, select safe mode, open Ewido, run full system scan. let Ewido delete all it finds, if anything is called serious by Ewido, disable Norton's Goback, and run Ewido again.
bobengelAuthor Commented:
No bad or unexpected items from Hijackthis scan.  Ewido scan in safe mode resulted only in a few tracking cookies in Mozilla which were removed.  Norton Goback not installed in this computer.
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
Below is the IE7 newsgroup that has this problem.

http://www.microsoft.com/communities/newsgroups/en-us/default.aspx?query=cannot+install+ie7+beta2&dg=microsoft.public.internetexplorer.general&cat=en_US_36ed591d-fc54-44b3-9105-d11e44fb83c3&lang=en&cr=US&pt=&catlist=&dglist=&ptlist=&exp=&sloc=en-us

I found this

1. Open regedit
2. go to HKCU,SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Internet Explorer
3. in right panel, right click, new and create a REG_SZ type, renamed by InstalledByUser
bobengelAuthor Commented:
Microsoft recently issued a registry error tool (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?familyid=eb35fa6d-f4c3-44a6-8d01-5972854c0845&displaylang=en) which first listed these errors after attempting to install IE7.

5/6/2006 9:05:57 AM
ACL too tight: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\.application
ACL too tight: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bootstrap.xaml.1
ACL too tight: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bootstrap.xaml.1
ACL too tight: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bootstrap.xaml.1
ACL too tight: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bootstrap.xaml.1

I fixed the permissions for the .application error but the permissions for the second error (bootstrap.xaml.1) are OK yet the errors persist..  The second installation resulted in:

ACL too tight: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bootstrap.xaml.1
ACL too tight: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bootstrap.xaml.1
ACL too tight: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bootstrap.xaml.1
ACL too tight: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\bootstrap.xaml.1

which shows that the .application no longer produces an error.  At this point, I don't know what more I can do to eliminate the bootstrap error.  The Full  Control and Read checkboxes are checked for Administrator just as the corrected .application key now are.  I do notice that the bootstrap key does not have any value listed. It just shows Default.

I tried adding InstalledByUser with no change.  Perhaps someone can look at their registry setting for the boorstrap entry and see if it is any different from mine.
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
how about creating another user account wth admin permissions and run the installation again.
bobengelAuthor Commented:
Installation failed again.  I think I will use Mozilla which has many of the IE7 features already built-in.  Maybe we should close this issue until Vista or another update to IE7 beta comes out.  Looks like others are having the same problem as I.  Thanks for the help.
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
@bobengel...Hi, I just got back from vacation...

Well Beta2 is just bleeding edge technology and with that said, the likelihood of heavy support is NOT there.  The ultimate solution would be to reinstall our entire operating system.  Does that sound feasible?
bobengelAuthor Commented:
Hi Irwin,

Reinstalling the OS would probably clear up the problem along with some others but I hesitate to do that so long is the computer is working OK for the most part.  It means reinstalling SP2 and all of the security updates as I have an older version of XP Professional and never prepared a reinstallation disk with a slip-stream of SP2.  I think I'll wait for VISTA or a beta 3 version of IE7.  Thanks for your help.  How do we close out this project?
Irwin SantosComputer Integration SpecialistCommented:
just post a 0pt question in support.

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