[Twisted-Python] problem installing twisted on Windows 2000 Professional

Andrew Bennetts andrew-twisted at puzzling.org
Thu Nov 20 21:05:36 EST 2003

On Thu, Nov 20, 2003 at 05:56:39PM -0800, John Benson wrote:
> I'm running Python 2.3 on Windows 2000 version 5.00.2195 Service Pack 4 and
> having trouble running the Twisted-1.1.0.win32-py2.3.exe installation.
> I downloaded the .exe to a local folder, got to the Install button, clicked
> on it and while the "Saving uninstall information" message was displayed but
> before the progress bar showed any progress, I got a Setup message box
> saying "CreateFile failed; code 5. Access is denied"
> Can anyone tell me what code 5 means?
> I've got 112 MB left on the C: drive, I hope that's not the problem.

I don't have a Windows installation to play with anymore, so this is just a

Mysterious installation errors are often due to installing Twisted and/or
Python as a non-Adminstrator.   Perhaps that's the problem here?


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