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Error while installing MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7

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Erin
2013-11-08
2013-11-09
  • Erin
    Erin
    2013-11-08

    While attempting to install Miktex 2.9 on a Windows 7 Toshiba laptop, I have tried the following and received the associated errors:

    1. I downloaded the 32-bit Basic installation. When I run the executable, I get the error "invalid package archive file". It does not give me any choice in location to install or a way to choose the repository. I am the only user on this computer, but have tried running as administrator and using Windows compatibility tool to install for XP SP3. I also tried the 64-bit Basic installation. The error "invalid package archive file" reoccurs here too.

    2. I tried the 32-bit Net Installer (and later the 64-bit). I have tried 5 different mirror sites in the US. All installation attempts fail with a "transfered partial file" error. Every time it occurs on a different file.

    Beyond that, I have (i) uninstalled Adobe reader (as suggested online somewhere) and (ii) tried downloading the files from Chrome, IE, and on a different computer (Safari).

    I am totally out of ideas. Has anyone else encountered this problem and successfully overcome it?

    Thanks,
    Erin

     
    • B.A.
      B.A.
      2013-11-09

      Maybe you should try to download the basic installer using ftp and
      Filezilla for instance, directly from:

      ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/systems/windows/miktex/setup/

      Best regards,

      B. Alfonsi

      Le 08/11/2013 23:29, Erin a écrit :

      While attempting to install Miktex 2.9 on a Windows 7 Toshiba laptop,
      I have tried the following and received the associated errors:

      1.

      I downloaded the 32-bit Basic installation. When I run the
      executable, I get the error "invalid package archive file". It
      does not give me any choice in location to install or a way to
      choose the repository. I am the only user on this computer, but
      have tried running as administrator and using Windows
      compatibility tool to install for XP SP3. I also tried the 64-bit
      Basic installation. The error "invalid package archive file"
      reoccurs here too.
      

      2.

      I tried the 32-bit Net Installer (and later the 64-bit). I have
      tried 5 different mirror sites in the US. All installation
      attempts fail with a "transfered partial file" error. Every time
      it occurs on a different file.
      

      Beyond that, I have (i) uninstalled Adobe reader (as suggested online
      somewhere) and (ii) tried downloading the files from Chrome, IE, and
      on a different computer (Safari).

      I am totally out of ideas. Has anyone else encountered this problem
      and successfully overcome it?

      Thanks,
      Erin


      Error while installing MiKTeX 2.9 on Windows 7
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