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Windows 7: Windows Startup Repair query

10 May 2015   #71
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Looks OK. Not sure how program install will go any differently. But if you correctly move the User folders, any reference to them on C in a program install should be forwarded to the new location. If not then just leave the files it adds in the C:\User folder though on my installs that folder becomes one and the same with the moved location.
Ok, I still do not know why the 'Users' folder on C isn't my name like it is on my laptop? Can I manually rename? Or is it a big deal even?


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10 May 2015   #72
gregrocker

 

It should correspond to the User account you first set up when installing the OS or setting up a new PC. What is the User name in Control Panel>User Accounts. You can change that but it will never completely change all the User folder name references until reinstall due to Security built in by MS.
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10 May 2015   #73
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
It should correspond to the User account you first set up when installing the OS or setting up a new PC. What is the User name in Control Panel>User Accounts. You can change that but it will never completely change all the User folder name references until reinstall due to Security built in by MS.
That has my name yeah. But I only added a password to my account a few days ago. Here is the screen grab:


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10 May 2015   #74
gregrocker

 

Then isn't there a C:\Users\Paul? Why not?

You said that you had no named User account. It should have set one up at install that will not completely go away even by changing it until reinstall.
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10 May 2015   #75
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
Then isn't there a C:\Users\Paul? Why not?

You said that you had no named User account. It should have set one up at install that will not completely go away even by changing it until reinstall.
No this is what it looks like. I only added a password and name 'Paul' a few days ago. Screen grab:


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10 May 2015   #76
gregrocker

 

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10 May 2015   #77
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I'm going to go ahead and try installing my program again.

Would the above issue have any reason for the install to not work? Sorry but I just want to be sure, thanks.
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10 May 2015   #78
gregrocker

 

If it had problem accessing User folders because of their previous path, maybe. This is more direct without an extra User folder. Try again.
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10 May 2015   #79
RedLad

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gregrocker View Post
If it had problem accessing User folders because of their previous path, maybe. This is more direct without an extra User folder. Try again.
I'm only seeing post #76 now Greg not sure how I missed it. I will give this a shot.

I tried running the install again and the same thing seems to be happening. It is absolutely crawling it must be running 40 minutes now. So I know it's going to be a corrupt install again.

I have a feeling I'm going to have to wipe the OS and start again which is pretty shocking as it's only a new PC. I hope I'm wrong through.
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10 May 2015   #80
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Is it possible that the Max installer be corrupted in any way? Try redownloading it?
Another thing comes to mind, did you restart PC after you made the changes to folders? Not sure if necessary but doesn't hurt to try.

Also check Preparing your System for Installation | Installation, Activation & Licensing | Autodesk Knowledge Network

According to that webpage, make sure
- you have the correct installer 32-64bit
- install .net framework 4.0, should have this already if you are up-to-date with updates
- run as admin or turn of UAC
- empty your TEMP folder
- disable anti-virus

Hope these help.
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