Sony Vaio - Error 1706. No valid source ..for Media Gallery

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Issue

  • Each time I start Windows or resume from sleep mode, an installation dialog is displayed:
    • Windows installer preparing to install .........
    • Vaio media gallery ............ Please wait while Windows configures MEDIA GALLERY


An error message reading: The feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable" will appear. Click OK to try again .... 'Digital Gallery' x64.msi ...
  • If I try to cancel the operation, the following error message is displayed:
    • "Error 1706.No valid source could be found for product Media Gallery..."

Solution

  • Download and install Windows Installer CleanUp.
  • Windows Installer CleanUp is a utility that allows you to fix corrupted .MSI (Microsoft Windows Installer) installers.
  • Go to start > All Programs
  • Right-click on Windows Installer Cleanup
  • Choose > run as administrator
  • Check the entries containing words like Vaio, Media Gallery, etc ...
  • Click on Remove.
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