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Re: Change in the Windows installer

From: Jostein Chr. Andersen <jostein_at_josander.net>
Date: 2003-12-12 18:55:02 CET

On Friday 12 December 2003 17.53, John Peacock wrote:
> Yes, that's the way that it is *supposed* to work, but I quote the
> developer here:
> > I monitored it with filemon to see what it was doing - it extracted
> > straight to c:\windows & didn't even touch the temp directories.
> > Changing the permissions on the windows directory caused the
> > installer to fail.
> It is possible that he has the TEMP environment variable set to
> something strange (which is something I just thought of). Just
> something to be aware of; try write-protecting your c:\windows
> directory and see what happens.

I tested it (and made a user without write access to %WINDIR% as well)
and had no problem. The Installer started as expected. This was done in
XP. Win 2000 should not have problems either. I will check it on NT4 as
soon as possible.
Thanks for your report.


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