Windows Installer error in Windows 7?

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I just purchased a new computer with Windows 7, and I’ve been having trouble installing new software. I was able to get around the issue for my first program, because Windows allowed me to complete the installation and then detected and then adjusted settings to fix the error. However, for the second program (Labview by National Instruments), I cannot complete the installation. I get the error message:

Error: Windows SDK function returned an error. (Error code -12)

It appears just before installation begins and then again after a few steps. At the second appearance of the error message, the installation window closes.

I found some documentation about this error code in Windows XP. My understanding is that the error message appears when the Windows Installer is corrupted. However, I cannot find documentation for restoring the Windows Installer in Windows 7.

Does this appear to be a problem with the Windows Installer? How can I fix it?


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