Hey, I appreciate this is slightly off-topic for a MQL5 forum, but I was hoping someone could give me a quick answer.
I've tried download the MT5 installer from a couple of brokers, and direct from the MetaTrader site itself, but the installer will not run.
Upon checking the event log, the following is present:
I appreciate this is something of a generic error code, but someone might have seen the same.
I'm running Windows 8.1 Pro , haven't had issues with any other program I've tried to install. Tried running it off another drive, with no success.
Firewall is disabled, UAC is turned off so everything runs automatically as Admin. I've tried compatibility mode for all previous versions of Windows, no difference.
MD5 Hash: a6a3686fc3ba8d34eb6051338a9aeff3
When I run, active window becomes inactive (as if something is about to appear), then a couple seconds later becomes active again, when the process exits. No error dialog is displayed, can only see the error when I look in the event log.
I also get the same MD5 hash as you. I tried also with MT5 installers with 2 brokers, same error. Only happening with MT5 installers for some reason. Cheers
Well, that generated a 2.5MB log file full of all sorts of weird things. No sign of the strings "MT5" or "FxPro" in there though (mt5setup.exe and fxpro5setup.exe are the offending items). Wouldn't even know where to begin with the rest of it!
Printed this message when complete:
Sounds like time for an O/S reinstall. Or better still, a (free-ish...) upgrade to Windows 10. I hate Windows 8.1
Sounds like time for a reinstall. Or better still, a (free-ish) upgrade to Windows 10 (I hate Windows 8.1)
Fair enough, I have had this install for years now. Odd though that it is only affecting the MT5 installer.
I'll try an Win10 virtual machine first, just to be sure.
If you do decide to take the plunge, the free upgrade to Windows 10 has technically finished.
However, if you are somebody who uses "assistive technologies" in Windows you're still good to go... You use the magnifier tool, right?