I tried to install QGIS on my laptop with Windows 7 Professional and it is a 64 bit machine. after going through the procedure described below I got the message "Mount Access Denied".

What is going on?

I downloaded osgeo4w-setup clicked on install using "Advanced Install"; Selected "Install from local directory"; Selected "C:\OSGEO4W" as the root directory for the install; Expanded "Desktop" Selected "qgis" Selected "1.8.0-5" Expanded "Libs" Selected "GDAL" Selected "1.9.2-2" Clicked "NEXT" Message: "Mount: Access Denied"

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Looks like you do not have the right to create folders in C:\ Root directory. Try the same with admin rights, or check the rights you have on C:\


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