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Cannot update Endnote X7 to 7.5 on PC laptop

Hi. I downloaded EndNote from UTS Library's link today. The installation was perfect. However, when I opened EndNote to use, There was an offer for install and upgrade to 7.5 from the Endnote Program. When I accepted and let the update process begin, the program attempted to update for a while, but got stuck shortly and then this panel appear, showed that :'This patch package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows Installer patch package", and the update and the program both automatically closed. Without the update, when I choose "Skip this update" at the entrance portal of EndNote, it works normal and effective. The only problem is that I can not upgrade. What is the solution to this problem? Thanks for your kind help.

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An interesting conundrum Duc.

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D Litting, 3 years ago

An interesting conundrum Duc. It's possible that the patch file and your Windows system aren't getting along. I know that with some Windows 8 and Windows 10 computers the security settings for the operating system don't like certain kinds of non .exe file extensions and I think EndNote runs non .exe file extensions like .msi ... 

Can you let me know what kind of operating system you are running and I'll seek out a solution. From my recent experience you can usually remedy this problem by going into your computer settings and making a couple of little changes.




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