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Windows 7: MVP Mancala

11 Feb 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
MVP Mancala

I have been playing MVP Mancala Deluxe (paid) for years on 2 XP Machines.
Now I have a new Win 7 Home Premium from Dell and when I try to install the game I get:

"Setup is unable to find installation languages in C:\Users\JDH\Local\Temp\pft3B2E>tmp\SETUP.LI file Error 105."

I download a fresh copy . Same problem.
I have tried to contact MVP Software but am ignored.
Any hope?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

11 Feb 2014   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium
File path is wrong


should read


So contact the developer.

Also double check your Environment Variables for your User account are correct.

Start> Run then type



Then Advanced> Environment Variables

Under User Variables for JDH it should read


for the TEMP and TMP entries. Unless you've made changes on purpose.
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12 Feb 2014   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium

Thanks for responding.
As I said MVP does not respond after several tries, that's why I came here.

Here is a screen shot of advance variables.

does not appear in any tmp, temp file

JD Howard

Attached Images
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12 Feb 2014   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
XP program on Windows 7

Hi again,

Your Environment Variables look fine so leave them as they are.

If I understand correctly the program that you're trying to install is designed to run on XP. I've downloaded the free version and tried to install it in XP Compatibility Mode. I get the same error.

Name:  Setup Initialization Error.jpg
Views: 15
Size:  26.2 KB
Name:  mvpman10.jpg
Views: 15
Size:  103.6 KB

I look in the temp file and no such file is listed.

MVP Mancala-pft33b-tmp.jpg

Conclusion: It's not going to run on Windows 7.

You might get it to run like this but not on your Windows 7 Home Premium Edition.

Windows XP Mode - Install and Setup

Other than that there's more advice here:

Windows 7 - Seamless Apps in Windows Virtual PC (Virtual XP) and Application Compatibility - Scott Hanselman

I've only read the article and haven't ever used this method so after reading it you know as much as I do.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2014   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium

Suspicions confirmed. Thanks
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