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I noticed that when ever i go and install something, like for instance the
sims and the sims online it should automaticly intstall. It does but it
allways goes to a USB driver install. If i want to install the program i
have to go to the file directly. I was wondering how to fix this because
when i dl the free trial of the sims online i dont know where the installer
file is on my computer. Thanks a lot!
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Hi,

    Resolving problems with the Windows installer:
    http://www.rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Installation

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

    "Jesse" <Jesse@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E9D45D55-1C86-4FF5-8B2C-8B4A1323883D@microsoft.com...
    >I noticed that when ever i go and install something, like for instance the
    > sims and the sims online it should automaticly intstall. It does but it
    > allways goes to a USB driver install. If i want to install the program i
    > have to go to the file directly. I was wondering how to fix this because
    > when i dl the free trial of the sims online i dont know where the
    > installer
    > file is on my computer. Thanks a lot!
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Actually i saved it to the desktop :)

    "Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" wrote:

    > Hi,
    >
    > Resolving problems with the Windows installer:
    > http://www.rickrogers.org/fixes.htm#Installation
    >
    > --
    > Best of Luck,
    >
    > Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    > http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
    > Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
    > www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
    > Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
    >
    > "Jesse" <Jesse@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:E9D45D55-1C86-4FF5-8B2C-8B4A1323883D@microsoft.com...
    > >I noticed that when ever i go and install something, like for instance the
    > > sims and the sims online it should automaticly intstall. It does but it
    > > allways goes to a USB driver install. If i want to install the program i
    > > have to go to the file directly. I was wondering how to fix this because
    > > when i dl the free trial of the sims online i dont know where the
    > > installer
    > > file is on my computer. Thanks a lot!
    >
    >
    >
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    Jesse,

    It sounds like you did not download, save and then install the program. If
    you installed it directly from the internet, by using run now, instead of
    save, this is a bad practice - for the reason you have just found out. There
    is no install program retained on your computer. If you have to reinstall it
    again, to solve a problem, you don't have it.

    Create a folder on your computer called downloads. Save every program you
    download to that folder. Then you know where they are.

    --
    Regards,

    Richard Urban

    If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!


    "Jesse" <Jesse@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E9D45D55-1C86-4FF5-8B2C-8B4A1323883D@microsoft.com...
    >I noticed that when ever i go and install something, like for instance the
    > sims and the sims online it should automaticly intstall. It does but it
    > allways goes to a USB driver install. If i want to install the program i
    > have to go to the file directly. I was wondering how to fix this because
    > when i dl the free trial of the sims online i dont know where the
    > installer
    > file is on my computer. Thanks a lot!
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

    No !


    "Richard Urban" <richardurbanREMOVETHIS@hotmail.com> wrote in message
    news:OB70K2MgFHA.1284@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
    > Jesse,
    >
    > It sounds like you did not download, save and then install the program. If
    > you installed it directly from the internet, by using run now, instead of
    > save, this is a bad practice - for the reason you have just found out.
    > There is no install program retained on your computer. If you have to
    > reinstall it again, to solve a problem, you don't have it.
    >
    > Create a folder on your computer called downloads. Save every program you
    > download to that folder. Then you know where they are.
    >
    > --
    > Regards,
    >
    > Richard Urban
    >
    > If you knew as much as you thought you know,
    > You would realize that you don't know what you thought you knew!
    >
    >
    > "Jesse" <Jesse@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:E9D45D55-1C86-4FF5-8B2C-8B4A1323883D@microsoft.com...
    >>I noticed that when ever i go and install something, like for instance the
    >> sims and the sims online it should automaticly intstall. It does but it
    >> allways goes to a USB driver install. If i want to install the program i
    >> have to go to the file directly. I was wondering how to fix this because
    >> when i dl the free trial of the sims online i dont know where the
    >> installer
    >> file is on my computer. Thanks a lot!
    >
    >
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