First off, I don’t like windows 7. But even now it gives me more problems than anything good. Here is my problem:
I have bought Cubase Artist 6 Student yesterday and started installing it on my windows 7 laptop. The eLicence software is outdate, so I downloaded the new version and got my cubase key onto the eLicence stick. I then continued on to the Cubase installation only to be greeted by an error message that states: “The cabinet file ‘InstallFiles.cab’ required for this installation is corrupt and cannot be used. This could indicate a network String, an String reading from the CD-rom, or a problem with this package”
Fustrated I tried to extract the “Cubase6.msi” with 7zip, and it extracted with no errors. I opened up the “InstallFiles.cab” file and extracted its contents aswell. Again no errors.
Getting really eritated I poped the CD into my Ubuntu 10.04_32 box and ran the installer in wine and it installed successfully! I coppied the installed files to my win7 laptop and ran Cubase, it opened up and everything went as expected. I tried to install the rest of the software included on the CD, EVERY SINGLE PROGRAM FAILS at some point during install due to some “Corrupt” installation file.
What is going on here? I am thinking it is a windows 7 problem (or only the Windows Installer, MSI) or something. Since clearly there is no issues installing the software on the Ubuntu Computer INSIDE a windows emulator. Is there some way to fix this? Has any one else experienced this problem?
I have tried to get an update for windows installer from the microsoft website. But windows 7 already comes with MSI 5.0 and there is NO redist package availible for download, I downloaded 4.5 thinking it might solve the problems, but NON of the versions are compatible with windows 7. Sigh.
I need this working for the sound engineering course I am enrolled in. Any help will be greatly apreciated.