EZ-USB Development Kit installation abort dialog box, "Error installing iKernel.exe"

Question: While installing the Cypress EZ-USB, FX, FX2, SX2, and EZ-811 Dev Kit available as EZ-USB_devtools in "CY3681 FX2 DVK" on a Windows XP machine, the following error message: "Error installing iKernel.exe: (0xa00)" occurred. The dialog box has a title of "USB Control Panel" and the installation aborts when clicked "OK". What does this error message mean?

 

Answer:

The error that you are seeing is an InstallshieldTM error. Attempting to install the developer kit without administrator privileges will trigger this error. Make sure you logged on to the system as a user with administrator privileges.