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Windows 7: Windows has an issue with the Windows PATH variable

19 Aug 2015   #1
ruppgeoff

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Windows has an issue with the Windows PATH variable

I've been trying to install an application on my Windows 7 64-bit system and continue to encounter the same error every time I try to install the application. I have tried to contact the support the application, but was re-routed to this forum for help as it was stated as being a Windows issue.

I have also attached specific information about my system as well.

My path is the following: %SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShel l\v1.0\

Tried changing to:
C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\; C:\Program Files (x86)\NVIDIA Corporation\PhysX\Common

Didn't really matter. Even went as far as registry.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Session Manager\Environment
and
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Control\Session Manager\Environment

%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShel l\v1.0\

nothing seems to matter. So was wondering if anyone had any pointers to what I might be able to do to resolve this issue.




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19 Aug 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

There seems to be a space where one should not be:

Windows has an issue with the Windows PATH variable-path.png

The default PATH is:
Code:
%SystemRoot%\system32;%SystemRoot%;%SystemRoot%\System32\Wbem;%SYSTEMROOT%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\


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19 Aug 2015   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

What problem are you having?
What error messages are you receiving?
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19 Aug 2015   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
What problem are you having?
What error messages are you receiving?
The OP states:
> ...continue to encounter the same error every time I try to install the application.

The error message from the app's installer is in the last screenshot attached to the OP.


I do wonder what app is throwing this error?
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19 Aug 2015   #5
ruppgeoff

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I am trying to install Andyroid on my Windows 7 system. BTW. There is no space between the ll's in powershell in my path statement. It is just the way the copy and paste played with it. I attached another view of my registry hive where my path would be found.

Any other ideas?


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25 Aug 2015   #6
ruppgeoff

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Any new ideas

I tried the default path posted here and tried many other forms of a path, but the application continues to complain with the same error message.
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26 Aug 2015   #7
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Use Process Monitor to gather data during the installation. Stop the data collection as soon as the error message comes up.

If you are not familiar wit Process Monitor, watch some videos. there are two videos in this post.
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26 Aug 2015   #8
ruppgeoff

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Process Monitor

Funny. Actually that was exactly what I did. I could not key on anything from that though. Was hoping I could identify a file or something that was getting written out that I could use as a log to see what is happening. A good deal of registry checks, but not much is visible or noticeable in the process monitor view. I was looking for only that setup.exe process, but nothing seems overly visible.

Oh well. Thanks for the thought.
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26 Aug 2015   #9
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You can drag/drop the process finder (cross hairs) onto the error message to filter on the process that made the error. Maybe it was some process that setup.exe created during the installation.
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