Error 1340.Error writing to file (During Win7 install)

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Message 1349687 - Posted: 23 Mar 2013, 4:26:18 UTC

hey folks

i'm trying to install boinc_7.0.28_windows_x86_64.exe on a Win7 machine.
then i get an error popup that says

"Error 1340.Error writing to file
C:\BOINC\boincmgr.exe. Verify that you have access to that directory"

looking at the permissions under the security tab it seems i the admin should have permission.
it shows other files in the directory so it has permissions for those.
i tried "running as admin" as well but no joy.

the strange thing is i had the beta installed, uninstalled it. now i can't install
either one.

any help would be most appreciated! i'm getting cold.

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Message 1349767 - Posted: 23 Mar 2013, 12:23:42 UTC - in response to Message 1349687.

What if you use a different directory? You can change the installation path in the installer, 3rd screen in click Advanced, edit the path for BOINC Programs directory.

By the way, the answer at Broadband Reports isn't completely correct. You can easily use your own directory. So no real need to use the /Program Files or /Program Files (x86) directories.

But that said, he may be right about this being a problem from C:
Best thing to try is even a different partition or hard drive. Anything other than C:

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Questions and Answers : Windows : Error 1340.Error writing to file (During Win7 install)

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