Recently I had to change from Linux (Ubuntu) environment to this Windows 7 (do you know which one?). Now I am discovering whole new system, with whole new level of difficulties and limitations.
In few days I am giving talk about “Self-organization criticality”, thus a presentation would be handy. When I wanted to download a ‘beamer’ packaged via MiKTeX “Windows API error 5: Access is denied”. It means that the program does not have read-write permission to some folder it wants to modify. There are three solutions (as I see now) to this:
- Start “package manager” as administrator, i.e. right mouse button (RMB) and “Run as administrator”.
- Give public access to all directories that MiKTeX needs to acces. This is done in RBM on folder which you want to modify -> Properties -> Security.
- Download and manually place the essential files in the right places.