Why do I receive the error r(603) when trying to update Stata running on Vista or Windows 7?
||Updating Stata on Vista or Windows 7
Kevin Crow, StataCorp
March 2007; minor revisions April 2010
The default Vista or Windows 7 permission settings do not allow applications
to write permissions to their respective install directories even if you are
logged in to a machine as Administrator. Stata needs these permissions to
To get around the problem, you must right-click on the Stata executable in the
Stata install directory and select “Run as Administrator” from
the menu to open Stata. Then type
followed by update swap in your Stata Command window to update Stata error-free.