|25 Sep 2010||#1|
trying to install Avast Free 5.0.677
I've been trying to install Avast Free 5.0.677 on Windows 7 x64 and keep getting :
"error 82 (00000052) has occured. Last performed operation was extracting main exe"
Windows Error 0x00000052 - 82
The directory or file cannot be created.
I wondered if this had anything to do with moving the TEMP and TMP folders off my SSD Drive C:\ and onto the Hard Drive F:\
I've not had problems like this installing any other software.
Anyone have any ideas?
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|26 Sep 2010||#3|
Problem solved by putting TEMP directory back to C: drive
Your advice was sound and once I returned the TEMP directory to the C:\Users\User\Name\AppData\Local\Temp folder I was able to install Avast. The nice little lady even told me the Virus Database had been updated.
The only problem was that I want to reduce the number of writes to my SSD so I was not happy with the TEMP and TMP folders being on C:\. After a bit of trial and error I found the best way to do this and still be able to use AVAST was:
1. Use Link Shell Extension to move C:\Users\Raider\AppData\Local\Temp off the C Drive (see here for instructions)
2. Install AVAST! on a Hard Drive (say D)
3. Use Link Shell Extension to move C:\ProgramData\Alwil Software to a Hard Drive.
This cuts the AvastSvc.exe writes to C drive considerably. There are still a lot of 4.096 byte writes going to C:\Windows\System32\config\SYSTEM but I don't want to mess with these!
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