B&R 2011 Free won't install

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  1. Scott_Y

    Scott_Y Registered Member

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    B&R 2011 Free won't install - SOLVED

    When I try to install Backup & Recovery 2011 Free, an empty DOS box appears very briefly then closes. The program does not install. I have downloaded the installation file twice, but both have the same problem. The system is Win XP sp3. Any ideas for how to install successfully?
     
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    I have seen the DOS box flash by very quickly and IIRC, I didn't see anything in it. I installed it on XP SP3 with no problem.

    Have you tried the usual: install from an admin privleged account or equivalent, make sure no other apps are running, disable your anti-virus program. You could try Windows Safe Mode but I've never had to do that and I'm not sure if that might cause other issues with the install.
     
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    Scott_Y Registered Member

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    SOLVED! See this thread about a failure to install on Win7
    https://www.wilderssecurity.com/showthread.php?t=314106

    The problem is that the B&R 2011 Free installation file downloaded from Download.com has the wrong extension. br_free_advanced.EXE should be changed from EXE to MSI
     
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