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Installing QGIS 2.8 Wien on Windows 7?

Installing QGIS 2.8 Wien on Windows 7?


Having trouble upgrading from QGIS 1.8, which ran just fine, to QGIS 2.8.

I'm running 64-bit Windows 7. After uninstalling QGIS 1.8, I've been trying for several days to install the 32-bit version of the QGIS 2.8 Standalone Installer.

The installer runs, but there's no program to start. The Start Menu folder is empty, and there is noqgis.batin the directory that I installed to (C:qgis). Trying to runqgis-bin.exethrows an error telling me thatqgis_core.dllcan't be found. Thepostinstall.logfile has 15 instances of the error "System cannot find the path specified."

Any ideas?


From my experience, there are 2 possibilities:

  1. Have you tried to format your computer?

  2. Have your tried to disable your anti-virus for the installation?

In the company I work, 4 computers installed it with no problems, but other 2 had exactly the same issues you described (running on 64-bit Windows 7).

We had to format these 2 computers, and after that the installation had no problems.

If you are in a network (like I am, at work), try installing with "Run as administrator" or calling the network manager to give your computer full permission to install softwares.

We didn't understand the problem though, maybe some messed up Microsoft's .NET Framework package.

Another thing we noticed, before we formatted the computers, the installation was too fast (it finished, but too fast), so I think something was blocking part of the installation without the installer noticing it (resulting in missing files like theqgis_core.dll).


You can try alternative installer by NextGIS. Get it here: http://nextgis.com/nextgis-qgis/

See additional information here: http://nextgis.com/blog/qgis17/


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