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Installing applications dragging on and on in 8.1

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    Installing applications dragging on and on in 8.1

    Windows 8.1 x64

    There are some programs that when I install them appear to hang when they're most of the way through the install. A current example is Hotspot Shield.

    I've unregistered and reregistered MSIexec, to no effect. I've run sfg/scannow and the system integrity is 100%. When I check the process it appears to be doing something, though so trivial as to be barely worth recording, so I have to assume it's not hung, unless it's marking time. It's certainly not waiting on a write queue.

    I know others have had this problem, but I can't find a solution anywhere.

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    The answer might be that I needed to run the install as administrator.
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    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64

    I have the same problem with some app, always with this one Tracker Software Products :: Product
    When I terminate it, it works just fine, like it installed correctly, but it just never stop installing.
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    I've had that happen, too. I've been reinstalling a swag of software on my new machine and most go through quickly, it's just the odd one or two that don't. Run as administrator worked for one product. I shall try that again if the problem recurs.
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