During the trial version of FEMAP installation, it would quit without installing the software and pop up an error stating 1628: Failed to complete installation.
I have downloaded the file FEMAPv103_32BIT_ENGLISH.exe (twice with different methods) and both times the file size is 766MB. I would right-click on the .exe file and run as administrator to perform the installation. I was logged in as local administrator when I did that. I also unblock the .exe file (right click on Properties and click on unblock button) that I downloaded straight from the web browser.
I have read one other similar thread ("install failed" by email@example.com) and he said his problem was solved by re-downloading the .exe file. Unfortunately, that is not the case for my situation.
Update: Issue resolved using a different installation zip file
Thanks to Al Robertson and Mike Jackson from Siemens helping me out on this! Al sent me a link to a different download to get FEMAPv1031_64BIT_ENGLISH.zip which is 1.1 GB. The original .exe trial download was only 766MB.