CubeAce wrote on 2/16/2020, 10:11 AM


Have you gone to your Magix account and de-registered the previous install on the previous machine?

If you purchased an upgrade it is still linked you your original program purchase.

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emmrecs wrote on 2/16/2020, 10:40 AM


In addition to what @CubeAce (Ray) has written, I'm a little confused by your statement that you received the CD in the mail because your screenshot clearly shows that the installer is attempting to download the necessary files for VPX from the Magix servers. Is it the case that the CD actually contains only the Magix Download Manager?


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Gary-Brown wrote on 2/16/2020, 10:55 AM

Im getting 1603 error code also and I believe I did un register for the old machine.


Gary-Brown wrote on 2/16/2020, 11:27 AM

I'm getting the same error code when I try to download for the website


Gary-Brown wrote on 2/16/2020, 11:34 AM

Here's a screen shot just now when I tried to install the program

johnebaker wrote on 2/16/2020, 11:46 AM



The 1603 error and the error message indicate you do not have the correct security permissions or something is blocking the installation eg the antivirus program you have installed.

The account you log on to the computer with must be an Administrators account.

If you are using Windows Defender it is probable that the Protected folders feature is blocking the install - try turning this off by:

  1. Open Windows Start menu.
  2. Type Windows Security and open it
  3. Select Virus & threat protection in the left action bar.
  4. Scroll down to Ransomware protection on the right pane.
  5. Click Manage ransomware protection.
  6. Turn off Control folder access option.

Then follow this procedure to install VPX.


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Gary-Brown wrote on 2/16/2020, 1:06 PM

Thanks for the input. I've been dealing with this for the past week. Again Thanks for the help.