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Re: Installation Problem with Mathematica 4.2 under Windows XP

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  • Subject: [mg98879] Re: Installation Problem with Mathematica 4.2 under Windows XP
  • From: David Bailey <dave at removedbailey.co.uk>
  • Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2009 19:13:03 -0400 (EDT)
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Dr. Robert Kragler wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> because TechSupport of WRI (who would be primary addressee) does not 
> respond to my inquiry I redirect my question to MathGroup hoping that 
> someone may have come across the same problem and knows a work-around.
> 
> On my laptop where I have (only) recently upgraded the operating system 
> from Windowxs 2000 to XP Professional 2002 SP3 I want to reinstall 
> Mathematica V 4.2.1 (besides other versions 3.0., 5.2, 6.0 and 7.0) in 
> order to compare the sometimes different behavior of various versions of 
> Mathematica with respect to specific procedures / packages e.g. Limit etc.
> 
> Under Windows 2000 there was no problem installing previous versions of  
> Mathematica (e.g. 3.0, 4.2, 5.2, 6.0 and 7.0)
> whereas with Windows XP there occurs an installation problem with 
> Mathematica V 4.2.1 ONLY (not with the much older version  3.0 from 1998 
> !). The  corresponding MathInstaller (08/2002) for version 4.2.1 starts 
> a wizard but after about 18% the following message appears :
> 
> "MathInstaller is unable to run a program needed to proceed with the 
> installation. Restart your system and try again"  ErroR 105.
> When I press the OK button then in an "Application Error" window the 
> following message is displayed :
> "ISSET_SE caused a general protection fault in module <unknown> ..." 
> 
> Does anyone know what  to do in order to enforce the installation of 
> Mathematica 4.2.1 under Windows XP Professional. (As emphasized above, 
> no problem under OS Windows 2000 )
> 
> Thank you for any advice.
>                                                   Robert Kragler
> 
I am sure people here would be interested in what you have discovered 
from your comparisons of all those versions of Mathematica. Do please 
tell us more of your results.

David Bailey
http://www.dbaileyconsultancy.co.uk


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