Error When attempting to install Microsoft Security Essentials

By BillAllen55
Jan 21, 2011
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  1. Hi,
    I'm attempting to install Microsoft Security Essentials. When it gets to the point of installing the program it gives me an error message as the following:
    the feature you are trying to use is on a network resource that is unavailable.
    It then provides me with an area on my drive indicating where this resource should be found, this does not resolve the issue. Can anyone tell me how to go about correcting this error?
    OBTW I downloaded MSSE from the Microsoft website.
  2. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    whats the file its asking for?

    do you have the original windows disk?
  3. BillAllen55

    BillAllen55 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 368

    advising this is on a network drive that is unavailable

    It provides me with a numeric file that is maybe 10-12 characters long. as an example it may have read: c:/256d254c352em586 when clicking in this area it gives the same message that I provided in earlier post.
  4. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,010   +18

    does the file have an extension?

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