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Windows 7: Could not write value appdatadir to key

14 Mar 2010   #1
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Could not write value appdatadir to key

I tried to install Eset smart Security 4.2 (just for testing the new eset) and i get this...




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14 Mar 2010   #2
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
I tried to install Eset smart Security 4.2 (just for testing the new eset) and i get this...
try right click open as administrator ?
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14 Mar 2010   #3
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
I tried to install Eset smart Security 4.2 (just for testing the new eset) and i get this...
try right click open as administrator ?
Yes i tried but i get the same results
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15 Mar 2010   #4
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
I tried to install Eset smart Security 4.2 (just for testing the new eset) and i get this...
try right click open as administrator ?
Yes i tried but i get the same results
found a couple of posts that might help ?
Could not write value Name to key \Software\ESET...
Possible installation bug :)
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15 Mar 2010   #5
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 
Solved

I found the solution,I.....
Run,regedit,Click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Found ESET delete.
(I believe those are old files from oldest eset installations/unistallations)
And now ESS install and run fine.
Thanks for trying to help.
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03 Nov 2011   #6
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
I found the solution,I.....
Run,regedit,Click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Found ESET delete.
(I believe those are old files from oldest eset installations/unistallations)
And now ESS install and run fine.
Thanks for trying to help.
I know it's quite an old post but upon upgrading my ESET NOD 4.2 to ESET NOD32 5, I experienced the same error.

I deleted the same registry key and reinstalled. I have now fixed my problem.
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03 Nov 2011   #7
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
I found the solution,I.....
Run,regedit,Click HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Found ESET delete.
(I believe those are old files from oldest eset installations/unistallations)
And now ESS install and run fine.
Thanks for trying to help.
I know it's quite an old post but upon upgrading my ESET NOD 4.2 to ESET NOD32 5, I experienced the same error.

I deleted the same registry key and reinstalled. I have now fixed my problem.

Im glad that my old "trick" worked for you
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03 Nov 2011   #8
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Also, just some additional info. When you do this, all your settings will revert to the default. I'm currently setting up my advanced settings right now.

I guess the only downside of this is the exclusions I have to add again.

But it fixed the problem nonetheless.

Edit - Nevermind what I just typed. It reset all my settings by my exclusions are intact.
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03 Nov 2011   #9
panais

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 View Post
Also, just some additional info. When you do this, all your settings will revert to the default. I'm currently setting up my advanced settings right now.

I guess the only downside of this is the exclusions I have to add again.

But it fixed the problem nonetheless.

Edit - Nevermind what I just typed. It reset all my settings by my exclusions are intact.
You can also import or export settings for future usage.

Setup\Import and export settings....
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03 Nov 2011   #10
oreo27

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by panais View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oreo27 View Post
Also, just some additional info. When you do this, all your settings will revert to the default. I'm currently setting up my advanced settings right now.

I guess the only downside of this is the exclusions I have to add again.

But it fixed the problem nonetheless.

Edit - Nevermind what I just typed. It reset all my settings by my exclusions are intact.
You can also import or export settings for future usage.

Setup\Import and export settings....

Ah yes. I could also do that the next time around. Didn't think updating would cause any errors. But then again, I guess you can never be too sure. Thanks for the tip mate.
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