I tried to download and install TeXLive on Windows 7 partway through Windows says perl has stopped. I have gone though download and install several times. It always says perl has stopped. Any advice?

  • have you tried using install-tl-advanced.bat? That I usually my goto instead of the install-tl-windows. Unless you need to just leave the default settings and hit install. – daleif Nov 6 '17 at 8:54
  • Have you any spaces in the installation path? (e.g. in program files). Sometimes I had problems with spaces in paths. – knut Nov 6 '17 at 9:51

Run install-tl-windows.exe in Compatibility Mode:

  1. Right click on the install-tl-windows.exe file.
  2. Click on Properties.
  3. Click on the Compatibility tab.
  4. Check the Run this program in compatibility mode for box.
  5. Click on the drop down menu arrow and select Windows XP.
  6. Click on OK to apply the changes.
  7. Right click on the install-tl-windows.exe file.
  8. Click on Run as Administrator.

This way works for me on Windows7.

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