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Re: st: problems with Windows Vista

From   Ana Gabriela Guerrero Serdan <>
Subject   Re: st: problems with Windows Vista
Date   Sun, 22 Feb 2009 01:28:08 -0800 (PST)

I always run Stata as administrator in windows vista, for updating or not. I find, it runs smoother. 

Gaby Guerrero Serdán 

Department of Economics
Royal Holloway, University of London
Egham, Surrey
England, UK

--- On Sat, 2/21/09, Kit Baum <> wrote:

> From: Kit Baum <>
> Subject: st: problems with Windows Vista
> To:
> Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009, 11:25 AM
> <>
> Bob reported problems earlier this month with -ssc new-. He
> wrote
> Taking a hint provided by Nick Cox (thank you!), I found
> that using
> Vista's "run as administrator" when invoking
> Stata allowed me to run
> -ssc new. There is probably a permissions issue that I will
> investigate later.
> I recently had a private conversation with a user in Austin
> who was getting absolutely screwy results from -ivreg2- on
> Stata 9.2. After ensuring that she had the most up-to-date
> versions, I thought about the issue of official Stata
> updates. Turned out that every time she did 'update
> all', Vista would fail to update the files, butt Stata
> did not give a coherent error message as to the problem. I
> suggested that she run Stata as admin, as suggested above,
> and she reported that she could do the update, and ivreg2
> worked fine once she did.
> The strange thing is that Stata checks to see if the
> directory in which, e.g., official ado-files are written is
> writeable (which it was, for her) but then craps out on
> trying to move the files to that directory.
> Kit Baum, Boston College Economics and DIW Berlin
> An Introduction to Modern Econometrics Using Stata:
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