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Message 2025469 - Posted: 29 Dec 2019, 16:39:18 UTC

Hi
I download BOINC for Windows, attempt to install fails, error, invalid Drive "I"
The installer does not permit the choice of installation location.
I do not have a DRIVE "i'
Thoughts?
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Message 2025546 - Posted: 30 Dec 2019, 8:45:47 UTC - in response to Message 2025469.  

Hi
I download BOINC for Windows, attempt to install fails, error, invalid Drive "I"
The installer does not permit the choice of installation location.
I do not have a DRIVE "i'
Thoughts?
Select a drive letter that you do have, such as C:, and see how it goes then.
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Message 2025551 - Posted: 30 Dec 2019, 9:08:33 UTC

A couple of questions that might help us help you.
First, where did you download BOINC from?
If not from https://boinc.berkeley.edu/download.php go there and get a clean copy of the installer.
Second, did you download the "Virtual Box" version?
If you did, then you really don't need "virtual Box", so make sure that failed to install - delete it if it did (probably from the command centre). Then download the version without virtual box and try again.

The option where to install is on about the third or fourth screen once the installer gets going (soon after the license agreement page) - if you take the defaults, which should be C:\Program Files\BOINC\ and C:\ProgramDATA\BOINC\ - you can change them here using the "advanced" button.
(I may have the capitalization wrong as I'm working from memory)
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Message 2025556 - Posted: 30 Dec 2019, 9:40:44 UTC - in response to Message 2025469.  

You've had BOINC installed before and at the time it was to drive I:
Try Rob's advice about the Advanced button and changing the data directory path first. It'll be the Advanced button on the third screen of the installer.
If that doesn't work, open the registry with regedit.exe, then navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Space Sciences Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley\BOINC Setup and remove the entries for INSTALLDIR and DATADIR
No need to restart the computer, just restart the BOINC installer. It'll work now.
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Message 2026182 - Posted: 3 Jan 2020, 23:28:54 UTC - in response to Message 2025556.  

Thanks everyone for all the help!
Correct, totally forgot that I had it installed on drive "I" before.
I edited the registry as you directed.
I've disabled firewall / antivirus software
Right clicked on the BOINC download and "run as administrator"
That resolved the original installation problem but now I have a new one:
wizard was interrupted before BOINC could be completely installed.

Rebooting. and browsing for resolution. Thanks so much!
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Message 2026203 - Posted: 4 Jan 2020, 1:05:29 UTC - in response to Message 2026182.  

FINAL
Reboot - install was successful
Thank you all for your help!
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