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"Windows Installer returned '1633'" Error


Published: 11 Oct 2013
Last Modified Date: 04 Feb 2016

Issue

When installing the latest version of Tableau Desktop, you may see the following Windows error message:

An error occurred installing the package. Windows Installer returned '1633'.

 

Environment

  • Tableau Desktop
  • Tableau Reader

Resolution

To resolve this issue, you must install the 32-bit version of Tableau Desktop, instead of the 64-bit version. 
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