Can Install Xamarin on Work Windows 8 Workstation!

This works on my home machine Windows 10. It fails on another work Windows 7 virtual dev workstation due to Intel but that is another story.

I ran XamarinInstaller.exe as administrator.

[2016-08-15 12:21:36.222] [Debug] Setting registry key 'SOFTWARE\Xamarin\AnalyticsAsked' to '1'
[2016-08-15 12:21:36.222] [Debug] Setting registry key 'SOFTWARE\Xamarin\AnalyticsConsent' to '1'
[2016-08-15 12:21:36.222] [Info] Installation ID: cea68044-9ece-4c66-88b6-25ba1afbf95a
[2016-08-15 12:21:36.222] [Info] Operating system: Windows 8.1 v6.3.9600 (Enterprise; Microsoft Windows 8.1 v6.3.9600 (Enterprise; 64-bit)), 64-bit
[2016-08-15 12:21:36.222] [Info] Installer product: Xamarin
[2016-08-15 12:21:36.238] [Info] Installer version: 3.4.0.22 cycle7-stable (7aa13505fc98649946aec126d6dd13fe533bc6fc on 08/06/2016 13:38:01)
[2016-08-15 12:21:36.238] [Info] Status: in progress
[2016-08-15 12:21:36.238] [Debug] My location: C:\ProgramData\Package Cache\A1A38DF3AE39726D97F26B4384D3F7EE2F0FCAD0\WindowsInstaller.exe
[2016-08-15 12:21:37.333] [Info] Retrieving installation manifest.
[2016-08-15 12:21:37.333] [Info] Downloading from 'https://www.xamarin.com/installer_assets/v3/Windows/Universal//InstallationManifest.xml'.
[2016-08-15 12:21:37.333] [Debug] Setting download timeout for 'https://www.xamarin.com/installer_assets/v3/Windows/Universal//InstallationManifest.xml' to 60s
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.443] [Info] Retrieving installation size manifest.
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.443] [Info] Downloading from 'https://www.xamarin.com/installer_assets/v3/Windows/Universal//InstallationSizes.xml'.
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.443] [Debug] Setting download timeout for 'https://www.xamarin.com/installer_assets/v3/Windows/Universal//InstallationSizes.xml' to 60s
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Exception] Failed to retrieve response for URL 'https://www.xamarin.com/installer_assets/v3/Windows/Universal//InstallationSizes.xml'
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Exception] System.Net.WebException: The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Exception] at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Exception] at Xamarin.Components.Ide.Web.RequestHelper.GetResponse(Func1 createRequest, Action1 prepareRequest)
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Exception] at Xamarin.Web.Installer.Utilities.DownloadUrl(String url, Action4 doDownload, Func3 webExceptionHandler, Boolean noCache, Object state, Int32 timeout, Stream outputStream, String targetFileName)
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Exception] Failed to download resource from 'https://www.xamarin.com/installer_assets/v3/Windows/Universal//InstallationSizes.xml'
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Exception] System.Net.WebException: The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Exception] at System.Net.HttpWebRequest.GetResponse()
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Exception] at Xamarin.Components.Ide.Web.RequestHelper.GetResponse(Func1 createRequest, Action1 prepareRequest)
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Exception] at Xamarin.Web.Installer.Utilities.DownloadUrl(String url, Action4 doDownload, Func3 webExceptionHandler, Boolean noCache, Object state, Int32 timeout, Stream outputStream, String targetFileName)
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Exception] at Xamarin.Web.Installer.Utilities.GetManifest(String description, String resourceName, String resourceRelativeUrl, Boolean throwOnMissing)
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Info] Installation size manifest: reading from assembly.
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Info] Determining list of software items to install.
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Debug] Processing update nodes from the manifest.
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Debug] Creating and initializing software item 'Java JDK'
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Debug] Creating and initializing software item 'Android SDK'
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Warning] Failed to compose local base path from 'H:" ' and 'Xamarin\Universal'. Will use the default location ()
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Warning] System.ArgumentException: Illegal characters in path.
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Warning] at System.IO.Path.CheckInvalidPathChars(String path, Boolean checkAdditional)
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Warning] at System.IO.Path.Combine(String path1, String path2)
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.880] [Warning] at Xamarin.Web.Installer.WindowsUtilitiesConfiguration.GetLocalBasePath(String productPathSuffix)
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.896] [Warning] Failed to compose local base path from 'H:" ' and 'Xamarin\MonoForAndroid'. Will use the default location ()
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.896] [Warning] System.ArgumentException: Illegal characters in path.
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.896] [Warning] at System.IO.Path.CheckInvalidPathChars(String path, Boolean checkAdditional)
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.896] [Warning] at System.IO.Path.Combine(String path1, String path2)
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.896] [Warning] at Xamarin.Web.Installer.WindowsUtilitiesConfiguration.GetLocalBasePath(String productPathSuffix)
[2016-08-15 12:21:38.896] [Debug] Creating and initializing software item 'Xamarin'
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.021] [Debug] Creating and initializing software item 'Intel® HAXM'
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.021] [Debug] Creating and initializing software item 'Microsoft® MSBuild Tools 2015'
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.021] [Debug] Detecting software item 'Java JDK'
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.021] [Info] Checking whether JDK needs to be installed.
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.021] [Debug] Attempting to read registry subkey 'SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit', value 'CurrentVersion'
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.021] [Debug] Attempting to read registry subkey 'SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit\1.7', value 'JavaHome'
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.021] [Debug] Attempting to read registry subkey 'SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\JavaSoft\Java Development Kit\1.7', value 'JavaHome'
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.021] [Info] Required JDK already installed alongside incompatible version 1.7
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.037] [Info] Status: successful
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.037] [Info] Component 'Java JDK' v. 1.7.0 present
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.037] [Info] Software item 'Java JDK': up to date
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.037] [Debug] Detecting software item 'Android SDK'
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.037] [Info] Checking if Android SDK needs to be updated/installed
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.037] [Info] Using default samples:
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.037] [Info] Status: failed.
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.037] [Exception] Failed to detect component 'Android SDK'
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.037] [Exception] System.ArgumentException: Illegal characters in path.
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.037] [Exception] at System.IO.Path.CheckInvalidPathChars(String path, Boolean checkAdditional)
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.037] [Exception] at System.IO.Path.Combine(String path1, String path2)
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.037] [Exception] at Xamarin.Installer.AndroidSDK.AndroidSDKInstaller..ctor(IHelpers helpers, Boolean xamarinMode)
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.037] [Exception] at Xamarin.Web.Installer.Installer.AndroidSoftwareItem.InitInstaller()
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.037] [Exception] at Xamarin.Web.Installer.Installer.AndroidSoftwareItem.NeedsUpdate()
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.037] [Exception] at Xamarin.Web.Installer.TasksManager.ComponentDetector(ISoftwareItem si)
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.052] [Exception] Detection failed for task Android SDK.
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.052] [Exception] System.ArgumentException: Illegal characters in path.
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.052] [Exception] at Xamarin.Web.Installer.TasksManager.DetectComponents()
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.162] [Exception] Startup task failed
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.162] [Exception] System.AggregateException: One or more errors occurred. ---> System.ArgumentException: Illegal characters in path.
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.162] [Exception] at Xamarin.Web.Installer.TasksManager.DetectComponents()
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.162] [Exception] at Xamarin.Web.Installer.TasksManager.<>c__DisplayClass19_0.b__0(Object e)
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.162] [Exception] --- End of inner exception stack trace ---
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.162] [Exception] ---> (Inner Exception #0) System.ArgumentException: Illegal characters in path.
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.162] [Exception] at Xamarin.Web.Installer.TasksManager.DetectComponents()
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.162] [Exception] at Xamarin.Web.Installer.TasksManager.<>c__DisplayClass19_0.b__0(Object e)<---
[2016-08-15 12:21:39.162] [Debug] Showing manual installation window because of error

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