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I'm trying to Install latest version of PostgreSQL and keep running into the below problem which states -

Problem running post-install step. Installation may not be complete correctly Error running sc start "PostgreSQL 10 Server":Program ended with an error exit code

Other important information

  • Using windows 10
  • I'm not the administrator / user
  • Installing version 10 "PostgreSQL-10.3-1-win64-bigsql" file from PostgreSQL website
  • Running 64 bit code
  • Double clicked and ran the installer file
  • Symantec enterprise antivirus is installed

bituninstaller information is below:

Windows Specific Configuration [23:04:29] Windows Actions (services) Starting service "PostgreSQL 10 Server" Executing sc start "PostgreSQL 10 Server" Script exit code: 1060

Script output:

[SC] StartService: OpenService FAILED 1060: The specified service does not exist as an installed service.

Script stderr: Program ended with an error exit code

Error running sc start "PostgreSQL 10 Server": Program ended with an error exit code

Problem running post-install step. Installation may not complete correctly

Error running sc start "PostgreSQL 10 Server": Program ended with an error exit code

[23:16:32] Running pgAdmin post installation actions

Installing pgAdmin3 ... Executing C:\PostgreSQL_re/pgc install pgadmin3

Script exit code: 0

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Running an installer without administrator privileges is seldom succesful. Why don't you follow the steps outlined here:

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/26441873/starting-postgresql-and-pgadmin-in-windows-without-installation#26441939

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  • Thank you - I tried it; Symantec antivirus kept deleting the *.exe file. This is helpful though; I'm going to try installing it on another laptop and see if the problem goes away. – Vibz Mar 31 '18 at 3:54
  • It worked finally after speding hours to try each and every solutions on SO. Thanks a ton. – Freelancer Nov 5 '19 at 6:05

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