I can't install Python or Strawberry Perl on the Windows 8 Developer Preview :( I keep getting installer error 2203; here's a link to the LOG file: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=SJ8BDNLV I really don't know what's wrong...
The answers here are from Mysterio, Harrymc and others are just a few of the many that state take ownership these range from permissions in temp folder not being set to 'system' or at least open and install as administrator or 'runas'.
Problem is access to default %temp% folder in your profile
Ok, this has to do with access to your temp file location. As with many, the temp folder permissions get jacked up with spyware/adware etc...
Workaround open a command prompt (cmd.exe) (with admin permissions if not logged on as admin)
copy the msi files there, with explorer or command line
and press enter
That should fix the install problem, but for the problem with the %temp% folder, use spy or adware remover and virus scanner, or just create a new profile.
hope this helps.