I’ve run into several problems while trying to install the current 8.1 version of the APC PowerChute Business Edition.
Basically I get this error message when I am trying to install it:
So you can simply not install this version of PowerChute on this machine – OR you could go here and follow the link to the Download of the 8.0 version of the software. This will start the setup with this screen:
Great! Just get the “old” version and use it.
Source 1: APC PowerChute and VMWare