Author Topic: Why won't home edition won't install on any folder other than C:\Program Files\  (Read 8692 times)

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Offline Forejt

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Tariq, did you run aswDestinationCheck.exe? What's the result?

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No I didn't. Where do I find it?

Offline Forejt

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In my previous post ;D

Please download and run this program:
http://public.avast.com/~forejt/aswDestinationCheck.exe
Let me know the displayed message.

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I ran it. All it does is tells me "Destination Folder is in Windows Directory C:\WINXP". C:\WinXP is my Windows folder.

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Setup incorrectly thinks that Program Files folder is also Windows folder, as both begins with C:\WINXP.
You should still be able to install into e.g. C:\Avast4XP, we'll fix this in next program update.

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Interesting. I did install to C:\Program Files\Alwil..... and then moved everything to C:\WinXPPrograms\Alwil.... and modify all registry settings accordingly. That works. Just a pain.

Glad you found what the problem is.

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Interesting. I did install to C:\Program Files\Alwil..... and then moved everything to C:\WinXPPrograms\Alwil.... and modify all registry settings accordingly. That works. Just a pain.
I suppose the file avast4.md should be changed too... Not so sure you can only change registry keys. Need a confirmation from Alwil team.
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Not sure what avast4.md is but I install Avast in C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4 folder. Then I move all files from C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4 to C;\WinXPPrograms\Alwil Software\Avast4. Then in the registry, remove all occurances of C:\Program Files\Alwil with C:\WinXPPrograms\Alwil and C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1 with C:\WINXPP~1\ALWILS~1. Reboot

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Not sure what avast4.md
A setting database for the providers. As far I know it DOES contain the original path installed into its data. So, moving avast will give you a corrupt installation. Maybe you should move this file to another folder and repair your avast installation through the Control Panel.
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Thanks for the suggestion but my Avast is working fine (from what I can tell). However, I am curious to find out how to change settings via Control Panel. I would like to find out more about it.