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"SETUP.EXE Has Stopped Working" W8 Error Message

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    "SETUP.EXE Has Stopped Working" W8 Error Message

    SEE the next POST #2 please...

    the problem was: "Setup.exe has stopped working".

    I was trying to install new ASUS software for my motherboard using W8x64 Pro. When I attempt to run the Setup.exe file as an Administrator, or by double clicking the Setup.exe file itself, or used the 'RUN' window from the Start Page, I got the following Windows message: "Setup.exe has stopped working"...

    At this time, I am at a loss as to what to do....
    Have you run into this problem in the past?
    Help will be appreciated.

    thank you
    Last edited by BigFatBoy; 10 Aug 2014 at 12:52.

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  2. #2

    a strange solution to my problem was to:

    1) uninstall Sound and Audio devices from Device Manager.
    2) Install a audio driver file from ASUS and install it.
    3) It appears uninstalling devices from the CP\DM did the trick..I don't know why

    I install ASUS Audio driver *not the Realtek driver; then ran RUN as an administrator, and slid right thru my problem.

    *thank you to fireberd...*
    Last edited by BigFatBoy; 10 Aug 2014 at 12:49.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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