[tex-live] (Installation Problem)
P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Wed Feb 18 18:12:14 CET 2009
Steve, I think your current installation is in
a bit of a mess :-) As I'm just an end-user of
TeX Live, I have taken the liberty of cc'ing
the TeX Live list with this reply, because to
be honest you will get far better help from the
TeX Live team that I am able to give. But let
me make some suggestions, and the team can leap
in if they think I am leading you astray :
1) Find out if there really is a TeX Live installation
under C:\Program; in other words, using either
Explorer or the CMD prompt (whichever you feel more
comfortable with) look directly under C:\Program
and report back here what you see.
2) Look to see if TeX Live has integrated itself
into your system in any way; in other words,
use SET from the CMD prompt to get a list of
all of your environment variables and their
values, and report them back here.
3) Get yourself a genuine TeX Live 2008 CD. I seem to recall
that you originally installed from
which is not (as far as I know) associated with
the official TeX Live 2008 release in any way.
4) Think very carefully : have you installed anything
since trying to install TeX Live 2008 for the first
time ? If you have not, you may be able to use
a system restore point to get your system back to
how it was before you first tried to install TeX Live.
5) Let us know where you are located; there may be
a TeX expert nearby about whom you currently do not know.
6) Consider throwing Vista in your waste bin and get a
copy of Windows/XP Professional (SP3) instead. Vista
is going to cause you nothing but grief :-(((
7) Note that none of the above involve you in doing anything
potentially dangerous /at this stage/; just carry out the
tests (and the memory exercise) and report back here
before you do anything that is likely to endanger your system.
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