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    Read only Windows directories

    I am attempting to add wireless network to my systems (one with 98 and one with XP Home). The software disk for this network attempts to use c:windowstemp and XP makes this read only. If I attempt to change read only, it appears to change, but doesn't. Also the software doesn't use the label "temp", but is hard coded. Is there any way for me to temporarily change the read only for this directory?

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    Re: Read only Windows directories

    Is this software Windows XP ready ?
    If not that may be the problem, if it is XP ready get with the maker of it and see if they have a work around.

    If we were given a brand nameand more information about the hardware and software here, someone else may have run into this problem already and have a answer for you.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Read only Windows directories

    I contacted the manufacturer and they indicated that they will not be upgrading for XP, so If I can't override the read only, I'm out of luck.
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    Re: Read only Windows directories

    Hi Buddy
    XP seems to make a habit of doing this - but it's a lie! Although the Temp folder may appear to be Read Only from the properties, you can still add and remove files from it. I run a batch program in XP, which cleans out any Temp directory on my systm and it never balks at this one. It does not allow you to delete files which are in use, however.

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    Re: Read only Windows directories

    The message which I get when attempting to run setup for the network is "unable to write to C:windowstemp". Since I can't change the CD for setup and the manufacturer isn't updating to XP, I can only conclude that there is nothing I can do. It may be a lie, but it seem to be true for this case.

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    Re: Read only Windows directories

    Sorry if this is a silly question, but are you sure this folder exists with exactly the name the software wants to find? (e.g. with no spaces, exact capitalization, Windows Directory really called windows, and so on). Try dropping a copy of any old small file into it, then Deleting it. It should go. If it won't, you would never be able to remove anything from it. Your software may not be able to write to the folder, but I don't think that's because it's Read Only.

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    Re: Read only Windows directories

    does the c:windowstemp folder exist? (on my winxp install, it does not.)

    are you installing as administrator? does "everyone" have permission to write to the folder?

    what wireless software is this?

    If they say they are not upgrading it for winxp, maybe there is a reason why - and maybe the software won't work under winxp anyway.

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    Re: Read only Windows directories

    You are correct. I can put files into temp and delete them. Also, I misquoted the error message. It was:
    Problem Opening "C:WindowsTEMP" Now I'm really confused. I don't get this message when installing under 98 in my other computer.

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    Re: Read only Windows directories

    Yes, it exists. There is only one user since it's new and no new user has bn set up. The software is by Diamond which now is owned by another company who is discontinuing all wireless products. And yes it may be true that it won't run on XP.

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    Re: Read only Windows directories

    Is the HPNA phone line thingy? (or whatever it's initials are)

    DON'T even bother trying to install it on XP. Use the native XP networking utilities. I think you need to remove it from the 98 machine too.

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    Re: Read only Windows directories

    This is the reply they sent to a friend of mine who uses it. He also called them when they were slow to answer email and was told not to install it on XP and to remove it from the otehr computer.

    <hr>Dear Valued Customer,

    Unfortunately, SONICblue does not support the use of HomeFree with Windows
    XP. Because the HomeFree product line is no longer in production, there are
    no plans for future driver/software updates. However, for the 10Mbps version
    of HomeFree, you should be able to use the operating systems built-in
    drivers. For Internet Sharing, you should use the operating system's
    Internet Connection Sharing. The software that comes with the HomeFree PNA
    card is not compatible with Windows XP. <hr>

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