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Windows 7: Google Earth will not install.

26 Mar 2012   #21
quickdraw2011

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Well, at least it installed in another location. That's an improvement! Ha! That one looks more legit. Here's a couple more to throw at it. We are starting to run out of information in the knowledge base. If we don't find something soon. You may need to try a repair install. If that does work, then a full system recovery. But, I'm not ready to go that route, just yet. This is kind of challenging. But, a pain.

Take a look
http://www.wiki-errors.com/err.php?wiki=1305


Make sure the permissions are correct:

a. Right-click the file that it is complaining about and then click Properties.
b. Click the Security tab, and then click OK on the Security message (if one appears).
c. Click Advanced, and then click the Owner tab.
Your username should appear as the current owner.

Suggest you switch user to the "administrator" account then try to install from that account.

If problem persists you may want to try installing a previous GE version (6.0 or 5.2) to verify if that works:


I just installed it on my old XP machine, went right in. 3 minutes done. Afterwards, I right-clicked on the Google Earth desktop icon and selected properties. The file location was C:\Program Files\Google\Google Earth\"

Then I ran a search in, all files and folders. Found 19 new Google entries. Everything appeared to be in their appropriate places.

I'll try downloading this on my Windows 7 64 bit system, next. Will let you know the results.


Ok, it downloaded on the new machine just fine. I even downloaded Google Chrome with it. Both seem to work fine. I'll test it further tomorrow. File location C:\Program Files\(x86)\Google\Google Earth\"


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26 Mar 2012   #22
dooley

Windows 7 Premium
 
 

Hi Quickdraw, thank you for all your time & help but I am going to chicken out, this is getting way too complicated for me, so seeing GE is running ok I think I will leave well alone & hope it all comes right after the next time I have to do a complete OS reinstall. Thanks again for all your help, cheers.
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26 Mar 2012   #23
quickdraw2011

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Googgle Earth is just for fun anyway.

Today, I fully tested the software in both version of Windows, XP PRO, and 7. Both worked fine, except the older machine took longer to load the visual effects. After testing, I uninstalled the program from both machines without issue.

I read through the thread and saw I had asked you earlier about your computer skill level and you had said, you knew how to use everything in question. So, I tried to instruct you based on that level of knowledge. I'm sorry this got to envolved. But, there is obviously something else going on with your machine which is not allowing for proper installation of Google Earth.

Whenever, you decide to reinstall the OS. I'm sure your install issue with Google Earth, will finally disappear.

Thanks, for choosing Sevenforums.

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