Installation error MikTeX 2.9.4503 32-bit on Win 7 SP1 64-bit: initexmf --common-install unknown option

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TedC
2014-01-23
2014-01-23
  • TedC
    TedC
    2014-01-23

    I'm unable to install MikTeX using the "Net installer" package. The error is in initexmf.exe. From the log file:
    initexmf: --common-install=C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9: unknown option

    Any suggestions?

    The log follows:

    MiKTeX Setup 2.9.4503 Report

    Date: Thursday, January 23, 2014
    Time: 10:07:58
    OS version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise Edition, 64-bit Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
    SystemAdmin: yes
    PowerUser: false
    SharedSetup: yes
    Setup path: C:\Users\me\Downloads\miktex-2.9.4503-32bit.exe
    UserRoots:
    UserData:

    UserConfig:

    CommonRoots:

    CommonData:

    CommonConfig:

    Installation: C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9
    Loading package database...
    starting package maintenance...
    installation directory: "C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9"
    package repository: "C:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Temp\MiKTeX 2.9 Setup"
    visiting repository "C:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Temp\MiKTeX 2.9 Setup"...
    repository type: local package repository
    loading lightweight database...
    lightweight database digest: a4fee2e70d31c28911a1cf4995452489
    going to install 9558 file(s) (161 package(s))
    problem: C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin\MiKTeX209-core-PS.dll does not exist
    problem: C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin\MiKTeX209-core.dll does not exist
    problem: C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin\MiKTeX209-packagemanager-PS.dll does not exist
    problem: C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin\MiKTeX209-packagemanager.dll does not exist
    extracting files...

    [log file edited for length]

    updating package definition directory ("C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\tpm\packages")...
    installed 2562 package definition files
    visiting repository "C:\Users\me\AppData\Local\Temp\MiKTeX 2.9 Setup"...
    repository type: local package repository
    loading lightweight database...
    "C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin\initexmf.exe" --common-install="C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9" --rmfndb --admin --log-file="C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex\config\uninst.log" --verbose:
    initexmf: --common-install=C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9: unknown option

    An error occurred:
    source file: Libraries\MiKTeX\Core\Process.cpp
    source line: 305
    message: The operation failed for some reason.
    info: C:\Program Files (x86)\MiKTeX 2.9\miktex/bin\initexmf.exe