How to Fix AMD Error 1603 on Windows Computer

Are you getting an error 1603 when installing the AMD software package? There are many different reasons that can cause this error to occur, but most of the time it is because of your graphics driver and software conflicts. Let’s find out the possible reasons and fixes for AMD error 1603.

What Causes AMD Error 1603

Generally, conflicts between the graphics driver and the software can lead to this error. Other causes could be corrupt Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable files, false positives from your antivirus software, or a corrupt Windows operating system installation.

How to Fix AMD Error 1603 on Windows Computer

Below are some fixes that you can try to get rid of AMD error 1603 on your Windows 11/10 computer.

  1. Install the latest version of the Radeon Software package
  2. Update antivirus software and definitions
  3. Check for corrupt Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable files and replace them
  4. Windows update
  5. Repair corrupt registry keys and system files
  6. Install AMD software in Clean Boot.

1]Install the latest Radeon Software package

Outdated drivers often give errors, so the first fix you should try is to download and install the latest full version of the Radeon software package. Also remember to always download it from AMD.com. Select the most compatible AMD software package and install it on your computer. Follow the steps and instructions to install the package.

2]Update anti-virus software and definitions

Sometimes antivirus software flags and blocks false positives, which can prevent the AMD software package from installing. Check if your anti-virus software is up to date. Another tip is to disable your antivirus software for a while and then try to install the AMD package on your Windows computer and see if you still get this error 1603.

3]Check for corrupt Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable files and replace them

Corrupt Microsoft C++ files also cause this error. Go to Program and Features in your Control Panel and note all versions of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable Package installed on your PC. Now go to microsoft.com and download a copy of the Microsoft Visual C++ Redistributable package. Remove all currently installed versions and install newly downloaded versions of the Visual C++ Redistributable Package.

4]Update Windows

As mentioned above, AMD software works best with updated operating systems, so updating your Windows would be a really good idea to avoid such errors while installing AMD software package.

5]Repair corrupt registry keys and system files

Corrupt registry keys and system files can also cause error 1603 when installing AMD software package. The fix is ​​to repair or replace corrupt registry keys and system files.

You can run DISM ( Deployment Image Servicing and Management) and SFC ( System File Checker) to scan and replace these corrupted files.

To run DISM,

  • Type CMD in Windows search option and run it as administrator.
  • Type DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth and press Enter.
  • It will take several minutes to scan and replace corrupt files. Your PC may also run a little slower during the scan.

To run SFC,

  • Type CMD in Windows search option and run it as administrator.
  • Type SFC/SCANNOW and press Enter.
  • It may also take some time, but will repair missing or corrupt system files.

Try installing the AMD software package now and you probably won’t see error 1603 now.

6]Install AMD Software in Clean Boot

To avoid software conflicts, you can perform a clean boot and try installing AMD software and see if it works.

The fixes mentioned above should help you, but if you still get error 1603 while installing the AMD package, you can please contact AMD customer service and send them the AMD Software Installer log file located in C:Program FilesAMDCIMLogInstall.log.

How do I reinstall my AMD graphics driver?

To reinstall the AMD graphics driver, you must first uninstall it.

  • Open Device Manager and go to Display Adapters, double click and open the list.
  • Right-click on the AMD graphics card and click Uninstall device.
  • Check the box saying, Delete the driver software for this device and click Uninstall.
  • Now, when uninstalled, you can install the latest version.
  • Go to AMD’s support website and search for the driver update. Install it by following the on-screen instructions.

POINT: AMD Clean Uninstall utility helps you completely remove AMD driver files.

How do I update my AMD drivers?

To update AMD drivers, go to Radeon settings and click on updates. Go to Check for updates and if a newer version of the driver is available, you will get the notification and then you can update your drivers by following the given instructions and steps.

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