[texhax] MikTex 2.8 and Windows 2.8

Tom Backer Johnsen backer at psych.uib.no
Mon Feb 8 15:18:03 CET 2010

With help from the Parallels people the cause of the installation 
problem for Windows 7 under a Parallels virtual machine on a Mac was 
found.  It was enough to turn off the iAntiVirus program.  Then the 
install ran fine.


Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
> Another down load from the Danish site, this time using Internet 
> Explorer:
> Windows API error 2: cannot find ... \geometry.tpm
> at the very beginning of the install.  A previous download from the 
> same site with the same tool came almost to the end of the install 
> before reporting a missing file.
> I see no consistencies here, other than the simple fact that none of 
> the installs work.
> Tom
> Reinhard Kotucha wrote:
>> On 23 January 2010 Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
>>  > I sj\hold read proof on my own question.  It is of course Windows 7.
>>  >  > Tom
>>  >  > Tom Backer Johnsen wrote:
>>  >> I wonder if there is an issue in some way or another with the  
>>  >> combination above, in a slightly  complex situation.  I use a 
>> MacBook  >> Pro with the latest operating system.  On this machine I  
>> have a  >> Paralells virtual machine with Windows 7 installed and 
>> updated.  When  >> downloading and running a Basic Miktex 2.8 
>> installer I always get an  >> error somewhere in the process and not 
>> in the same place.  I have  >> tried downloading the installer from 
>> several different sites with the  >> same effect.
>>  >> Any suggestions on where the error might be?
>> With the information you provide we can only guess.  Phrases like "I 
>> always get an error somewhere in the process..." are not very
>> helpful.  Many error messages on Windows are indeed incomprehensible.
>> But if you don't understand them yourself, please post them to the
>> list.  For the Windows experts on the mailing list, they *are* helpful.
>> Regards,
>>   Reinhard
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