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Windows 7: Can't find %apppath% on installation

17 Dec 2010   #1
MPHSLabRat

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 
Can't find %apppath% on installation

I am the only user on my laptop, but I have an admin account I use for program installations and a limited user account I use for normal day-to-day operations. I'm running Win. 7 Ultimate 32-bit on a Dell Inspiron 1720.

For the most part when installing a new program (or an update) I right click on an installation app icon & select run as administrator and this usually goes OK. Occasionally I will get an error message something along the lines of "can't find %app path%". This also happens if I am logged into the admin account - same results.

If memory serves me correctly, the two apps this happens with are iTunes (new install) and Incredimail (upgrade).

Anybody have any suggestions?

Thanks.

Alan


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17 Dec 2010   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Alan
Try in safe mode while using this little guy
Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable[2]=User Accounts
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18 Dec 2010   #3
MPHSLabRat

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Thanks Rich. That worked! Appreciate the reply.

Alan
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18 Dec 2010   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Thanks for reporting. So now you know about the secret administrator. Remember, mums the word LOL.
Take care buddy.
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18 Dec 2010   #5
HQuest

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 | OSX Lion 10.7 x64
 
 

That is weird. This same behavior is happening to me since this last Wed. After QuickTime was available as an update, I installed it, and last night, I couldn't update iTunes nor Microsoft Security Essentials. However, things are even worse in here: my mouse does not responds to any click command while logged with the Admin account

Although my regular account is a limited account, and I have an Admin account ready for when an installation is needed, I will try to play around for a while with the safe mode administrator, removing both these apps and trying to install/uninstall again with my user, just as it used to work last week.

Otherwise, well, my x64 DVD is already on the drive
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18 Dec 2010   #6
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

HQuest

You can also try System Restore.
Choose a point before the Quicktime update.

Mike
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