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I'm installing Qgis (Standalone 1.8) on all the PCs of the town planning office where I work. All good for 4 computers, on the fifth installation does not work.

Computers have all XP with SP3.

In particular: the installation seems to proceed normally until the end, then unlike the other pc, ends without the window appears as Microsoft Visual C++ and bypasses all the post-install.

After installation, the desktop icons are missing Grass, MSYS and OSGeo4W. There are Qgis Qgis desktop and browser, but will not start.

The same problem occurs with the previous version.

I can not figure out what is missing on this computer, which is mine.

Is there anyone who has had the same problem and fixed it?

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What install method are you using? Try the other one. – nagytech Sep 28 '12 at 22:21
guess: is there an older version of the visual c++ runtime on this faulty pc ? – Kurt Sep 29 '12 at 5:11


  1. make a "wiederherstellungspunkt " (should be recovery-point or similar in egnlish windows-version) just in case of accident...
  2. uninstall your version of visual c++ runtime
  3. uninstall qgis
  4. download Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable ( and install it
  5. reinstall qgis

hopefully now qgis works ok. if not try Geoists suggestion: use OSGeo4W

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