"MathType Setup can't personalize x:\install.exe"
Error Message when Installing MathType 3.1
The information in this document applies to:
If you see the above error message when installing MathType 3.1 for Windows,
this notice will help you. The problem is caused by leaving the Organization
field on the personalization screen blank when the installation is first run.
If you have not yet installed MathType 3.1 the first time
If you have not yet installed MathType 3.1, you can avoid the problem by
typing something into the Organization field. If you want nothing to be
displayed in this field, you may type a space into the field to avoid any
problems with future installations of MathType.
Note: This procedure will not work if you are already seeing the
“MathType Setup can’t personalize x:\Install.exe.” error. Please
see section below.
If you are currently seeing the error
If you have already installed MathType and you are experiencing the
“MathType Setup can’t personalize x:\Install.exe.” error, an
updated file is available that corrects the problem. If you have access to the
Internet, you can download the update file.
Installing the upgrade
If you have downloaded the
file from the Internet, here are the following steps that you will need to
follow from within File Manager or Explorer:
- Place the
into a temp directory.
- Run the
by double-clicking on it. This will extract two files:
readme.wri to the
- Double click on the
file. This will guide you through the remaining portion of the update