[texhax] Problems installing TeX

Michael Barr barr at math.mcgill.ca
Thu May 3 17:40:44 CEST 2018

I have an older (Win 7) computer on which I am trying to install TeX-Live.  I have done this a number of times without problems.  The computer is old enough to have a DVD reader so I inserted the  2017 DVD from TUG and started the installation process install-tl-windows.bat.  It started and then hung up with a message about Perl.exe has stopped working.  So I exited and decided to install over the internet, which I had done several times successfully in the past.  I downloaded install-tl-windows.exe and ran it.  It unpacked files and then stalled on an error message Error: for better info, unpack files and run install-tl-windows.bat.  I am at a loss.  Any ideas?

Michael Barr

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