|Title||Windows Vista error while creating stata.lic|
|Author||Theresa Boswell, StataCorp|
|Date||July 2007; minor revisions October 2012|
Some users may encounter the following error message when attempting to install Stata on a Windows Vista machine:
I cannot open
C:\Program Files\Stata11\STATA.LIC for
No Action Taken.
The default Vista or Windows 7 permission settings do not allow applications write permissions to their respective install directories, even if you are logged into a machine as administrator. Stata needs these permissions to create its license file. (This issue has been resolved in Windows 8.)
To get around the problem, you must right-click the Stata executable in the Stata install directory and select “Run as Administrator” from the right-click menu to open Stata. Then you can enter your authorization information, etc., and Stata will create the proper file.