I ordered a Dragon Naturally Speaking 11.5 CD, but much to my dismay, it wouldn’t install. I got the following error:
(Error opening installation log file. Verify that the specified log file location exists and is writable)
So I used process monitor to look at what it was doing, and right around the error it was trying to write to find a temporary directory to write to.
This temporary directory existed, so I wasn’t sure exactly what the problem was; so I looked at my %temp% environment variable just to be complete and sure enough:
Opps! I had a second directory on my temp environment variable for some reason. Removing this secondary directory fixed the problem!
If you’re encountering this, the way to remove this with Windows 7 is to right click on your computer icon and choose “Properties”:
Then, on the left side choose “Advanced system settings”:
Then click on “Environment Variables”:
Then, (finally) click on TEMP in the upper list and click “Edit”. Delete the duplicate path (everything from the end to and including the first semi-colon) and you should be good to go.
I am installing Dragon Naturally Speaking v11.5 as we speak (so I had to type in this blog post).