Forum: Poser - OFFICIAL

 Subject: Problem installing vicky 4 on Windows 7 Error reading INI file

dwj012754 opened this issue on Apr 27, 2012 · 5 posts

  bagginsbill ( posted at 7:56AM Fri, 27 April 2012 

bw has told you a solution, but I wanted to clarify a couple misunderstandings implied by the original post.   1) "I deleted Poser 9 and reinstalled" - this was pointless, as the daz installer is looking for evidence of previous uses of the daz installer - not Poser. 2) "I have tried finding the file" - and so was the installer - the error it was giving was that the file doesn't exist. Looking for it elsewhere wasn't going to do any good. The installer needs it to exist exactly in the path it stated: .../**Common Files/DAZ/dzInstall.ini**  3) This is happening having nothing to do with Poser. It's happening because DAZ made an install utility that violates Windows 7 rules. It is not allowed to create files in Program Files. The reason Poser 9 doesn't keep its runtime in Program Files is exactly that - installers are not allowed to modify Program Files content. DAZ should have updated these installers two years ago but they just don't bother. As a result, we (in this forum) have to explain this over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over. 4) Your solution is to manually work around the installer's stupid requirement. All it cares about (for no good reason) is that the specified file needs to exist. This is completely artificial and has no consequences of any kind, other than letting you finish the installation. The actual contents of this dzInstall.ini file is absolutely unimportant. All you have to do is cause such a file to exist. The easiest way is to open notepad and then File/Save and give that path.  

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