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Setup cannot continue because some system files are out of date on your system.
Posted: 14 Sep 2004 10:01 AM
There are a number of reasons why this can happen, but the two most common are as follows:

The .tmp files are being deleted.

The Temp folder is on a different drive or partition from the operating system. By default, the operating system is installed to either the Windows or Winnt folder.

The following are resolutions to this problem:
1. Copy the TEMP and TMP environment variables to a folder that is in the same drive partition as the Windows system files. To do this, open a command prompt window and type the following at the prompt:
Set TMP=C:\TEMP
Set TEMP=C:\TEMP
This will save the TEMP and TMP environment variables to a folder named "Temp" that resides on the C: drive.

NOTE: The folder must exist prior to carrying out these steps.

Once these environment variables are set, the application should then install and continue past the message on reboot.

2. If your Autoexec.bat file contains the following line (or similar):
If exists c:\temp\*.tmp del c:\temp\*.tmp
comment it out by placing "REM" in front of it.

3. Disable any Anti-virus software (or other memory resident programs) and try running Setup again. Often the best way to accomplish this is to run setup in Safe Mode. It may also be necessary to copy all of the setup files to a temporary folder on the hard drive disk and run Setup.exe from there.

4. Leftover files from a failed Setup attempt can also cause this problem. If found, delete the msftqws.pdw subfolder and its contents from the Temp folder. Also look in the Windows or Winnt folder for Setup1.exe and any *.CAB files from previous installs, and delete them. This should be done after each failed install.

5. Some logon scripts can cause this problem, so try to run Setup before logging on to the network.

David Wier
http://aspexpress.com
http://aspnet101.com
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