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Windows 7: [ERROR] 'Error opening file for writing' whilst using ANY installer.


01 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
[ERROR] 'Error opening file for writing' whilst using ANY installer.

Recently whenever I've used an .exe installer I'll get an error as soon as I click start after choosing the directory, in the picture example I include below, it's of SA-MP, but it happens with any installer I try and use. Installers have worked previously, it's only recently it's stopped working.
The error is;
Error opening files for writing.

Picture;



What I've tried;
-Full system scan with Comodo AV.
-Revealed hidden files and folders.
-Run the installer in both compatability (Even though it does work on Windows 7, and as an Administrator).
-Also done the scan on CMD (can't remember exact command).

If you need additional information, don't hesitate to ask.
Brief Info:
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
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01 Dec 2011   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Installers are not even accessible to Admins. They are owned by trusted Installer. Have you tried taking ownership? See tutorials here on SF.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Installers are not even accessible to Admins. They are owned by trusted Installer. Have you tried taking ownership? See tutorials here on SF.

Can you redirect me to a link?, Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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01 Dec 2011   #4

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoSoap View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Installers are not even accessible to Admins. They are owned by trusted Installer. Have you tried taking ownership? See tutorials here on SF.

Can you redirect me to a link?, Thanks.
Under tutorials>"T">taking ownership.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoSoap View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Installers are not even accessible to Admins. They are owned by trusted Installer. Have you tried taking ownership? See tutorials here on SF.

Can you redirect me to a link?, Thanks.
Under tutorials>"T">taking ownership.
I tried the Take Ownership shortcut, it says it doesnt' work on .exe's but none-the-less I took control of the folder I was installing the program too but still the same errors.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2011   #6

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoSoap View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoSoap View Post


Can you redirect me to a link?, Thanks.
Under tutorials>"T">taking ownership.
I tried the Take Ownership shortcut, it says it doesnt' work on .exe's but none-the-less I took control of the folder I was installing the program too but still the same errors.
Can you right click the installer>properties>security> and see who the current owner is.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoSoap View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post

Under tutorials>"T">taking ownership.
I tried the Take Ownership shortcut, it says it doesnt' work on .exe's but none-the-less I took control of the folder I was installing the program too but still the same errors.
Can you right click the installer>properties>security> and see who the current owner is.
Yeah, i'm the owner of it 'MARCUS'

Still no luck though!
Thanks.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
01 Dec 2011   #8

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Might be time for a repair install. DO you have a backup from before this problem started?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Dec 2011   #9

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Might be time for a repair install. DO you have a backup from before this problem started?
Unfortunately not, however I do have a TimeMachine harddrive (2TB) to back up onto, what would I need to backup? Thanks, also I do have my original Windows 7 Disc.
Edit; I do have restore points if thats what you mean.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Dec 2011   #10

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NoSoap View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Might be time for a repair install. DO you have a backup from before this problem started?
Unfortunately not, however I do have a TimeMachine harddrive (2TB) to back up onto, what would I need to backup? Thanks, also I do have my original Windows 7 Disc.
Edit; I do have restore points if thats what you mean.
Since you have the room I would backup the entire drive (make an image) then put the win 7 dvd in the dvd and run repair my computer.

Repair Install
My System SpecsSystem Spec
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