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Re: Strange installation problem

  • To: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net
  • Subject: [mg53415] Re: Strange installation problem
  • From: "Steven Shippee" <droukas at comcast.net>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 01:30:47 -0500 (EST)
  • References: <crsuts$dou$1@smc.vnet.net>
  • Reply-to: "Steven Shippee" <slshippee at comcast.net>
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

You have to be a member of the "administrators" group to install software.

Check to see whether or not you are -

Right mouse click "My Computer"
Left click "manage"
Expand Local Users and Groups
Select Groups
Select/open Administrators and see whether or not you are a member of this
group.

If not, add yourself to this group or right click on the mathematica
executable, then choose "run as" and use the local administrator's
credentials.

Steven Shippee

"cfgauss" <cfgauss at u.washington.edu> wrote in message
news:crsuts$dou$1 at smc.vnet.net...
> I'm having a strange problem when I try to install Mathematica 5 on my
> desktop.  Everything seems like it's working fine, but when the
> installation finishes, the window goes away without asking for my
> license information or anything, and when I look on my computer, it
> hasn't been installed or anything...  I thought first that it might be
> some weird problem with my virus scanner making it not work, because
> I've had problems like that in the past, but turning off my anti virus
> didn't help.  I thought it might be a problem with the CD, so I tried
> installing it on my laptop, and everything installed fine, without any
> problems at all.
>
> I have no idea what's going on here.  My desktop and laptop both run XP
> Pro, and my desktop has more ram and hard drive space than my laptop.
> I don't get any error messages or anything, but after it says it's done
> installing on my desktop, nothing is installed!  I've virus scanned and
> spyware scanned my desktop with several scanners and nothing like that
> has been found on my computer.
>
> Does anyone have any idea of what might be causing this?  Are there any
> programs known to interfere with mathematica like this?
>



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