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  1.    02 Dec 2016 #1
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10, Windows 8.1

    Softwares Can't Be Installed From an External Hard Drive


    When I try to install a software from an external hard drive I can't. But when I copy that file onto desktop I can.

    How to fix that?
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  2.    02 Dec 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,068
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, how does your attempt fail when you try to install a program, and what is the program you're trying to install? What error message do you get? There may be an event in your event log.

    Thanks.
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  3.    03 Dec 2016 #3
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10, Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    The error when I tried to install a software from an external drive is :

    "The system cannot find the path specified"
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  4.    03 Dec 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,068
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Again, what is the program you are trying to install?
    (Note- software is an uncountable noun, so 'a software' isn't possible)
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  5.    03 Dec 2016 #5

    You could try copying the file to a temporary place on your pc then right click on it and select properties. Some files if they've come from an external source some times have a check box to unblock it from fully running.
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  6.    03 Dec 2016 #6
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10, Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    Any program acts like that.

    I think this is annoying.
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  7.    03 Dec 2016 #7

    Was this an upgrade install?
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  8.    04 Dec 2016 #8
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,068
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi, have a look in your event log, event viewer; see if there's any other information.

    Also try running chkdsk on your external disk.

    What we don't know is what the program is trying to do.. is this a write or a read error? Is it a permissions problem?

    At what stage in the attempted installation does this fail... as soon as you try to run the installer? At some stage during the installation?
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  9.    04 Dec 2016 #9

    I reckon it's a permissions issue if he did an upgrade install.
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  10.    04 Dec 2016 #10
    Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 16
    Windows 10, Windows 8.1
    Thread Starter

    No it's not an upgrade install.

    I also can't initiate "chkdsk". "Access is Denied" error.
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