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Problem installing Texlive

Postby matthias_o » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:30 pm


I have a Problem installing Techlive 2016 on Windows 7.
As soon as I start "install-tl-windows.exe" it start to extract files in a temporary Directory, and then it tries to start the main installer, but never finishing starting it.
The first time I did this it started the main installer successfully, but the I aborted the Installation process (I have Chosen the full installed and wanted to Change to custom installation to reduce the disc space of tex).

Does anyone have a hint for me?



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Postby Johannes_B » Mon Sep 04, 2017 5:19 pm

I don't know what's going on, to be honest, but why don't you want to install TL 2017? That would be the current version.

I recommend to do a full installation by the way. It is a real pain to install single packages later.
The smart way: Calm down and take a deep breath, read posts and provided links attentively, try to understand and ask if necessary.

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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Thu Sep 07, 2017 7:11 am

Hi Matthias,

welcome to the forum!

Here you can find the current version TeX Live 2017 and Windows installation notes:
You may run it as administrator, as the notes at say.

Good luck! I'm just a bit offline running away from the hurricane (I'm still at the Bahamas) but may read your progress later.

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