Cannot install VPC SP1

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Cannot install VPC SP1

Postby RGFtaWFu » Fri, 05 Nov 2004 05:08:04 GMT

When trying to install SP1 for VPC, it does not work.
Trys and always fails with the message that the installer was interrupted.
I have uninstalled and re-installed VPC countless times.
Host OS is XP Pro SP2, but have also tried from SP1.

Any suggestions?


RE: Cannot install VPC SP1

Postby cGx1c21vcmU » Fri, 05 Nov 2004 17:09:06 GMT

I used the following sequence on XP SP1 - you could try this:

1. Install VPC
2. Reboot
3. Do NOT run the INSTALL.BAT to add the network driver
4. Install VPC SP1
5. Reboot

I found that there was no need to run INSTALL.BAT this time as the driver 
was already loaded.

Give that a whirl and see if it does the trick, by the way do not run any 
other programs while doing the install.

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