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Can't install from downloads

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#1 dawnmomoffour


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Posted 28 March 2016 - 05:56 PM

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I just reset Toshiba laptop to factory settings. Was reinstalling stuff, well, trying to.

I managed to get avg free but when I downloaded java and flash player, nothing happened when I clicked saved exe. I googled, saw sometimes avg caused it so removed it, all copies of the java and flash I'd downloaded, rebooted, and tried again. Still download them but can't install. Any ideas?


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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 30 March 2016 - 05:38 PM

One of the nice things about Windows is that there is almost always more than one way of doing something.


If you have been using Windows Explorer to click on these files to get them to run I hope I am not insulting you if I say it takes a double click to start file running. If that doesn't work, have you tried using the 'Run' command ?  If you click on the 'Start' button yu may see it already listed, otherwise click on 'Accessories' in 'All programs' and you will find it there.


Click on 'Run' to start it running, then 'Browse' to find your installer and click 'Open' then 'OK' and the installer should start running. And if that doesn't work, then RIGHT click on the installer in Windows Explorer and select 'Run as administrator'. One of these should work for you.


I can understand why you uninstalled AVG but this was not really the best course of action, you really should have AV available. However it is almost always possible to disable an AV product for a period. It's a while since I used AVG but if I remember rightly you could disable it for either a fixed period of time, chosen by you, or until you re-booted. This is a much safer way, and also much less work, than uninstalling and re-installing !


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Posted 31 March 2016 - 05:03 PM

Some screen dimming apps work by overlaying the whole screen with a translucent window, and letting touch events pass through to the activity below, but for security reasons, you can't interact with system dialogs (such as the package installer) through another activity. It sounds counter-intuitive, but it could be the cause. It's more likely than a corrupt APK file or a version incompatibility, either of which would cause an error message... hmm hope I understood you correct..

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