Hello, I'm new to MinGW and MSys, but I'm not a computer newbie.
I tried to install MinGW and MSys by downloading the lzma files (etc.), and the MSYS-1.0.11.exe. After unpacking all of the MinGW files to D:\MinGW I tried to run the MSys installer from a variety of locations. All I got was:
"Unable to execute file in temporary directory. Setup Aborted. Error 5: Access Denied"
I'm running Windows XP Pro with SP3 and all the updates (MSVCRT etc), and I have administrator rights on my account. I have no idea why this is happening. I'd really just have liked to download an lzma file that I could unpack to where it might make sense.
I did download mingw-get-install and was able to install mingw, gcc, and mysys, although I haven't tried it yet. If it installed, I'm assuming it will do what it should once I set the parameters.