setup.exe fails to open on Win 7

Trying to open setup.exe on a Win 7 machine yields the following error:

Cannot continue. The application is improperly formatted. Contact the application vendor for assistance.

Here is a dump of the details:

PLATFORM VERSION INFO
Windows : 6.1.7601.65536 (Win32NT)
Common Language Runtime : 4.0.30319.42000
System.Deployment.dll : 4.8.3761.0 built by: NET48REL1
clr.dll : 4.8.4069.0 built by: NET48REL1LAST_B
dfdll.dll : 4.8.3761.0 built by: NET48REL1
dfshim.dll : 4.0.41209.0 (Main.041209-0000)

SOURCES
Deployment url : file:///G:/Downloads/Kiseki_English/ZeroLauncher.application

IDENTITIES
Deployment Identity : ZeroLauncher.application, Version=1.0.1.0, Culture=neutral, PublicKeyToken=0000000000000000, processorArchitecture=msil

APPLICATION SUMMARY
* Installable application.

ERROR SUMMARY
Below is a summary of the errors, details of these errors are listed later in the log.
* Activation of G:DownloadsKiseki_EnglishZeroLauncher.application resulted in exception. Following failure messages were detected:
+ Exception reading manifest from file:///G:/Downloads/Kiseki_English/Application%20Files/ZeroLauncher_1_0_1_0/ZeroLauncher.exe.manifest: the manifest may not be valid or the file could not be opened.
+ Parsing and DOM creation of the manifest resulted in error. Following parsing errors were noticed:
-HRESULT: 0x8007001f
Start line: 0
Start column: 0
Host file:
+ A device attached to the system is not functioning. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007001F)

COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION FAILURE SUMMARY
No transaction error was detected.

WARNINGS
* The manifest for this application does not have a signature. Signature validation will be ignored.

OPERATION PROGRESS STATUS
* [3/15/2020 7:59:37 AM] : Activation of G:DownloadsKiseki_EnglishZeroLauncher.application has started.
* [3/15/2020 7:59:37 AM] : Processing of deployment manifest has successfully completed.
* [3/15/2020 7:59:37 AM] : Installation of the application has started.

ERROR DETAILS
Following errors were detected during this operation.
* [3/15/2020 7:59:37 AM] System.Deployment.Application.InvalidDeploymentException (ManifestParse)
– Exception reading manifest from file:///G:/Downloads/Kiseki_English/Application%20Files/ZeroLauncher_1_0_1_0/ZeroLauncher.exe.manifest: the manifest may not be valid or the file could not be opened.
– Source: System.Deployment
– Stack trace:
at System.Deployment.Application.ManifestReader.FromDocument(String localPath, ManifestType manifestType, Uri sourceUri)
at System.Deployment.Application.DownloadManager.DownloadApplicationManifest(AssemblyManifest deploymentManifest, String targetDir, Uri deploymentUri, IDownloadNotification notification, DownloadOptions options, Uri& appSourceUri, String& appManifestPath)
at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.DownloadApplication(SubscriptionState subState, ActivationDescription actDesc, Int64 transactionId, TempDirectory& downloadTemp)
at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.InstallApplication(SubscriptionState& subState, ActivationDescription actDesc)
at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.PerformDeploymentActivation(Uri activationUri, Boolean isShortcut, String textualSubId, String deploymentProviderUrlFromExtension, BrowserSettings browserSettings, String& errorPageUrl, Uri& deploymentUri)
at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.PerformDeploymentActivationWithRetry(Uri activationUri, Boolean isShortcut, String textualSubId, String deploymentProviderUrlFromExtension, BrowserSettings browserSettings, String& errorPageUrl)
— End of stack trace from previous location where exception was thrown —
at System.Runtime.ExceptionServices.ExceptionDispatchInfo.Throw()
at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.PerformDeploymentActivationWithRetry(Uri activationUri, Boolean isShortcut, String textualSubId, String deploymentProviderUrlFromExtension, BrowserSettings browserSettings, String& errorPageUrl)
at System.Deployment.Application.ApplicationActivator.ActivateDeploymentWorker(Object state)
— Inner Exception —
System.Deployment.Application.InvalidDeploymentException (ManifestParse)
– Parsing and DOM creation of the manifest resulted in error. Following parsing errors were noticed:
-HRESULT: 0x8007001f
Start line: 0
Start column: 0
Host file:
– Source: System.Deployment
– Stack trace:
at System.Deployment.Application.Manifest.AssemblyManifest.LoadCMSFromStream(Stream stream)
at System.Deployment.Application.Manifest.AssemblyManifest..ctor(FileStream fileStream)
at System.Deployment.Application.ManifestReader.FromDocument(String localPath, ManifestType manifestType, Uri sourceUri)
— Inner Exception —
System.Runtime.InteropServices.COMException
– A device attached to the system is not functioning. (Exception from HRESULT: 0x8007001F)
– Source: System.Deployment
– Stack trace:
at System.Deployment.Internal.Isolation.IsolationInterop.CreateCMSFromXml(Byte[] buffer, UInt32 bufferSize, IManifestParseErrorCallback Callback, Guid& riid)
at System.Deployment.Application.Manifest.AssemblyManifest.LoadCMSFromStream(Stream stream)

COMPONENT STORE TRANSACTION DETAILS
No transaction information is available.

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