When you are installing SOLIDWORKS, even after you have disabled antivirus and UAC; you may sometimes experience constant reboots or the Installation Wizard will hang without any visible errors. This can be caused by corrupted Windows Installer files and/or Windows Update issues. In some cases your Installation Log will also include a generic failed MSI install line.
Please use the following two Microsoft tools to trouble shoot this.
Confirm there are no Windows Update issues:
Use the Microsoft Tool to check for and fix anything that may be blocking the install:
Note: the download on this Microsoft webpage is currently not working, please find the tool attached to this article.
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