Installation error on Windows 7 - task 9 "Failed to create sample data”

 

I was getting following error message when I was running the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You need following hotfix to fix this problem.

http://blogs.msdn.com/sharepoint/archive/2009/11/19/installation-notice-for-the-sharepoint-server-public-beta-on-microsoft-windows-server-2008-r2-and-microsoft-windows-7.aspx

I simply download and run the update. Then run the SharePoint 2010 Products Configuration Wizard in my Windows 7 laptop. It’s all working fine now!!!!