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I am trying to install Windows 8 Transformation Pack v4.0 on my Sony Vaio laptop with the following options:


When I run (as administrator) the setup file, it starts to install but gives the following error at some point:

The file 'C:\Windows\Fonts\segoui.ttf' could not be opened. Please check that your disk is not full and that you have access to the destination directory.


Since I run the installer as administrator, this error message seems strange to me. Segoe UI font is also installed on my PC.

When I try to install with default system fonts (without Segoe UI), it gives the same error again:

w8tpsetupscreen2 error

What should I do to solve this problem?

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From the webiste: "For those who have installing font error during installation, please reboot and run the installation again to fix permission problem. I don't know why some cases have this and I'm investigating on it now." Read more at… – Brian Apr 10 '12 at 13:44
I've restarted & re-run the installation many times but to no avail. – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Apr 10 '12 at 13:52
Have you tried removing and reinstalling that font? (if possible) – ekaj Apr 10 '12 at 17:16
No I haven't... – Mehper C. Palavuzlar Apr 10 '12 at 17:36
As a side note, why would you want to turn Windows 7 into Windows 8? Ew! – Synetech Apr 22 '12 at 0:45

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Finally, the developer fixed it.


Version 4.0 (Proper)

-Fixed Segoe fonts family installation that fails to update in some Vista/7 platforms

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The SegoeUI font has been significantly changed in 8, so if SegoeUI in 7 is being over-written (updated) during this 8-like transformation, that may have caused some permission issues. I wonder if the 'transformation pack' actually 'updates' the 7 SegoeUI, or did they just avoid the issue with a workaround that leaves SegoeUI unchanged? The improvements to this important Windows font should be a welcome improvement in 7, especially visually, assuming there are no other conflicts.

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This is not an answer to the original question. To critique or request clarification from an author, leave a comment below their post - you can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post. – DavidPostill Nov 8 '14 at 16:13

protected by Mehper C. Palavuzlar Nov 11 '14 at 11:31

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