Installation of Opera 10.63 on windows nt

  • I am trying to install Opera 10.63 on an old windows nt computer and when I start to install it, I get a message that Opera is running and I need to shut it down to do the installation. I don't have Opera installed anywhere on the computer and thus I can't shut it down. Can anyone help resolve this issue?

  • Are you sure you don't have any?

    Such an old system might be different, but of a newer one, I'd say it could be remnants and/or [previous] failed (or incorrect) install.
    Or - just guessing - some malware disguising itself as Opera or opera.exe.
    Does your system have the task manager?

  • I'm not sure how to respond to comments, but yes I have the task manager.

  • I searched on my programs drive for anything with "opera" in it and came up with nothing.

  • Goodness, is this NT 4.0?
    A real blast from the past!
    Try installing in Safe Mode.
    🙂

  • Thanks, I'll try installing in safe mode and see what happens.

  • I'm not sure how to respond to comments, but yes I have the task manager.

    You just did*:cheers:*

    When you're having that error, check the TM for any running processes resembling opera.exe.

  • I checked the TM with the opera setup wizard running and it just showed the opera setup was running. I ended it and the opera setup wizard ended. So I guess it didn't show anything unusual.

  • Thanks, I'll try installing in safe mode and see what happens.

    I got to thinking that windows nt4 didn't have the safe mode. I think that started later in windows xp or sometime after nt4. Anyway, I couldn't find it anywhere.

  • Well, just to close this out, I found someone on another forum that had the exact same problem. The most sure fire solution is as follows: Try the "classic" Wise installer instead.

    http://arc.opera.com...ra/win/1063/en/

    This browser installation is as smooth as it gets for anyone with a vintage windows nt4 computer! Thanks for the help.

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