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Stefan Kottwitz
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### Re: Hi from the US

Yes, TeX Live runs on Windows 8, and I heard that people already installed it on Windows 10.

It's not very operating system specific. The same binary runs on various Windows versions. It's like compiler and tools, not so operating system dependent like GUI applications.

As TeX Live runs on Windows, Mac OS X various versions, all Linuxes I know (Debian/Ubuntu, Suse, Redhad/Fedora, ...) and Unixes (NetBSD, FreeBSD, Solaris, ...) with very different processors, I'm sure a jump in the Windows version doesn't matter. And if it would at some time, I trust in the TeX Live maintainers and supporters that they would fix it.

Stefan

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tkelemen
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Deleting MiKTeX and TexNicCenter and installing TeX Live did not work either.
I got this error message when installing TeX Live:
`Output folder: C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Local\Temp\nsdBBD7.tmpCreate folder: C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Local\Temp\nsdBBD7.tmp\install-tl-20151012Output folder: C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Local\Temp\nsdBBD7.tmp\install-tl-20151012Extract: LICENSE.CTANExtract: LICENSE.TLExtract: READMEExtract: README.usergroupsExtract: index.htmlExtract: install-tlExtract: install-tl-advanced.batExtract: install-tl-windows.batExtract: release-texlive.txtOutput folder: C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Local\Temp\nsdBBD7.tmp\install-tl-20151012\readme-html.dir...Extract: install-tl-20151012\inst_mod.batStarting the main installer:"C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Local\Temp\nsdBBD7.tmp\install-tl-20151012\inst_mod.bat" PATH=C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Local\Temp\nsdBBD7.tmp\install-tl-20151012\tlpkg\tlperl\bin;C:\ProgramData\Oracle\Java\javapath;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\iCLS Client\;C:\Program Files\Intel\iCLS Client\;C:\WINDOWS\system32;C:\WINDOWS;C:\WINDOWS\System32\Wbem;C:\WINDOWS\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\;C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\SimplePass\;C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL;C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IPT;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\DAL;C:\Program Files (x86)\Intel\Intel(R) Management Engine Components\IPT;c:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin\;c:\Program Files\Common Files\Intel\WirelessCommon\;C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2014a\runtime\win64;C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2014a\bin;C:\Program Files\MATLAB\R2014a\polyspace\bin;C:\Program Files\nodejs\;C:\Program Files\VanDyke Software\Clients\;C:\Program Files (x86)\CambridgeSoft\ChemOffice2014\ChemScript\Lib;C:\Program Files (x86)\QuickTime\QTSystem\;C:\Program Files (x86)\Skype\Phone\;C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Roaming\npm"C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Local\Temp\nsdBBD7.tmp\install-tl-20151012\install-tl" Loading http://mirror.utexas.edu/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnet/tlpkg/texlive.tlpdbInstalling TeX Live 2015 from: http://mirror.utexas.edu/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnetPlatform: win32 => 'Windows'Distribution: net  (downloading)Using URL: http://mirror.utexas.edu/ctan/systems/texlive/tlnetDirectory for temporary files: C:/Users/Evan/AppData/Local/TempInstalling [0001/3113, time/total: ??:??/??:??]: 12many [376k]Installing [0002/3113, time/total: 00:02/02:51:51]: 2up [66k]Installing [0003/3113, time/total: 00:02/02:26:24]: Asana-Math [482k]Installing [0004/3113, time/total: 00:04/02:19:49]: ESIEEcv [137k]Installing [0005/3113, time/total: 00:04/02:01:48]: FAQ-en [4971k]Installing [0006/3113, time/total: 00:08/42:46]: GS1 [1100k]Installing [0007/3113, time/total: 00:09/40:41]: HA-prosper [266k]Installing [0008/3113, time/total: 00:11/47:56]: IEEEconf [188k]Installing [0009/3113, time/total: 00:11/46:45]: IEEEtran [1323k]Installing [0010/3113, time/total: 00:13/47:03]: MemoirChapStyles [739k]Installing [0011/3113, time/total: 00:14/46:47]: SIstyle [338k]...Installing [2219/3113, time/total: 43:19/01:00:20]: properties [3k]Installing [2220/3113, time/total: 43:19/01:00:20]: proposal [1936k]Installing [2221/3113, time/total: 43:22/01:00:19]: prosper [425k]xzdec: (stdin): Unexpected end of inputtar: Only read 9940 bytes from archive C:\texlive\2015\temp\prosper.doc.taruntar: untarring C:\texlive\2015\temp\prosper.doc.tar failed (in C:\texlive\2015\texmf-dist)untarring C:\texlive\2015\temp\prosper.doc.tar failed, stopping install.Installation failed.Rerunning the installer will try to restart the installation.Or you can restart by running the installer with:   install-tl.bat --profile installation.profile [EXTRA-ARGS]C:\Users\Evan\AppData\Local\Temp\nsdBBD7.tmp\install-tl-20151012\install-tl: Writing log in current directory: C:/Users/Evan/AppData/Local/Temp/nsdBBD7.tmp/install-tl-20151012/install-tl.logPress any key to continue . . . Completed`
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Stefan Kottwitz
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It's not meaningful to post all unrelated data here, such as all those "Extract" or "Installing" lines which is simple information. The error happened at the end.

It as written: "Rerunning the installer will try to restart the installation."

An installation over the Internet can take an hour or so (depending on the Internet speed) and sometimes it can be interrupted. The installer can be started again, it would skip the already downloaded packages and continue at the error point, re-downloading the interrupted package.

Stefan

tkelemen
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Hi Stefan,

I reran the installer and it did not work the second time either.

Stefan Kottwitz
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Joined: Mon Mar 10, 2008 9:44 pm
Hi Evan,

did it happen with the same package, that is, did it stop again at the prosper package?
If it ran longer, stopped at another package, simply repeat. There can be an interruption sometimes, at one of the packages, but the installation can be restarted to recover. It caches earlier files, and uses MD5 checksums for verifying completeness. It can take several restarts, until it's completely finished, especially when the Internet line is not perfect or the computer is busy at a point. That's why there's the recovery method, as it installs thousands of packages.

If it's always stopping at the prosper package, you could change the install repository (in case the file would be damaged there), or explicitly omit this package from the installation.

Stefan

tkelemen
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Hi Stefan,

I repeated the TeX Live installer for a 3rd time and it worked! Thank you for your help.

cgnieder
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Hi Evan,

welcome to the LaTeX community!

Regards
Clemens
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