Trying to install the 32 bit version of SharePoint Designer, or the 64 bit version, resulted in a dialog error message saying;
The installation of this package failed.
With nothing in the event log shedding any light I tried re-downloading the installers, with the same result.
My environment was Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 Standard + Domain Server, with SharePoint 2010 Enterprise and Office 2010 x86 installed.
Googling turned up nothing useful, so for no apparently good reason I decided to check the digital signatures of the downloaded files, which surprisingly showed they weren’t valid.
Re-downloading the files (yet again) on a different machine, was more successful and showed the digital signatures to be valid.
Attempting to install now, proved much more successful.
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This solution worked for me
I have experienced the same problem with the Service Pack 2 for SharePoint Server 2010.
Downloading the file in a different machine also solved my problem.