Daedalus windows wallet will not install


#1

Hi, I’m having trouble installing the Daedalus windows wallet. It downloads (I have 4 now) but it WILL NOT INSTALL. It keeps reporting ‘Error opening file for writing. C:\Program Files\Daedalus\cardano-node.exe Click abort to stop the installation Retry to try again or Ignore to skip this file’ Sounds important to me, still I press ‘ignore’, and the next and the next and the next (see where I’m going with this?)pop up says the same, albeit with important sounding filenames i.e. cardano-launcher; log-config-prod.yaml; version.text; build-certificates-win64.bat - and on and on.
Does anyone know what might be wrong?
Windows 7 ultimate. I’ve updated the windows OS, and restarted, I’ve got 4 Daedalus exe’s in downloads now and they all do it. They’re all the same size and I downloaded them from the https://daedaluswallet.io site via cardanohub with google chrome, as internet explorer wouldn’t show the downloads on the daedaluswallet site.
Any suggestions please?


#2

This seems to be a Windows issue, not a Daedalus one. I googled “windows 7 program installation “error opening file for writing”” (without the outer quotes) and saw some suggestions including disabling UAC. Didn’t spend any time on it though, I’ll leave that to you!


#3

I’ll get back to you when I’ve tried the suggestions.


#4

Success. Just waiting to sync with the blockchain. Had to disable uac as admin. Disabled defender and kaspersky. Installed as admin also.


#5

And… it won’t a/ restore a backup from seed, or 2/ connect to the network. For 6 hours. I’ve already downloaded and synced with the blockchain. 3 times. This wallet is USELESS.
Edit: After much downloading of blockchain, syncing and connecting and much Windows 7 configuration (above plus: allow daedalus.exe through firewall) and leave the wallet alone it connected after some hours. Also I restarted numerous times, that may help.