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Old 01-14-2011, 03:19 AM   #1
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Hey Guys, Hope someone can assist. I have e-books in mobi format (which Pandigital doesn't support), so in my search for an epub converter Google screamed "Calibre" at me. I downloaded it three times (three seperate versions), and yet, when it comes to installing / running the application (on Vista) Windows prompts and reads "This installation package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows installer package".
What am I doing wrong? How can I fix this......urgh, ready to give up, but I'm sure it's something small.
Could anyone assist this technologically impaired woman?!
Thanks a mil!
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:00 AM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to MobileRead!

If you navigate your way to the Calibre forum, I'm sure someone there will be able to help you.

Good luck with Calibre - it's a fabulous program!
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:10 AM   #3
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Old 01-14-2011, 09:45 AM   #4
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Not sure why you should be getting this sort of error message. It downloads and installs fine for me on my Windows 7 system. Where are you downloading it from? The two recommended sources are the official calibre site at http://calibre-ebook.com/ and the sourceforge site at http://sourceforge.net/projects/calibre/

That error message suggest that in some way the download is getting corrupted. Do you have access to a different computer for trying the download - sometimes a corrupt download can be cached which means you keep getting it. The other possibility is that in some way your anti-virus software is getting involved - you could try temporarily disabling it to see if that helps.
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If you're using a download manager that downloads the file in separate parts to make the download go faster, you may want to disable that (or use the browser built-in downloader). I've had rare occasions where a file downloaded with such a program was corrupted.
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:49 PM   #6
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Hey Guys, Hope someone can assist. I have e-books in mobi format (which Pandigital doesn't support), so in my search for an epub converter Google screamed "Calibre" at me. I downloaded it three times (three seperate versions), and yet, when it comes to installing / running the application (on Vista) Windows prompts and reads "This installation package could not be opened. Contact the application vendor to verify that this is a valid Windows installer package".
What am I doing wrong? How can I fix this......urgh, ready to give up, but I'm sure it's something small.
Could anyone assist this technologically impaired woman?!
Thanks a mil!
T
I have the same problem. How to resolve it? I run vista X64
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Old 05-27-2011, 01:53 PM   #7
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I have the same problem. How to resolve it? I run vista X64
Download Managers and Anti-Virus programs are the usual culprits.
( Only downlod from Official sources if you disable your Anti-whatever)
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:19 PM   #8
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Download Managers and Anti-Virus programs are the usual culprits.
( Only downlod from if you disable your Anti-whatever)
Thanks!
After two days of I downloaded again and now it work! I download both time from Official sources .. I don't know what to say
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After two days of I downloaded again and now it work! I download both time from Official sources .. I don't know what to say
Remember: the definitions for your anti-whatever get updated frequently.
What their properties were yesterday, may not be the same today (False positive, now removed)
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@theducks, Now i think that i click exit to antivirus when I download second time.
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Old 05-27-2011, 02:46 PM   #11
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Verry curios! Now kaspersky antvirus said something about pishing, Malicous URL , etc.. blabla_Ehh.. I will ignore..
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Verry curios! Now kaspersky antvirus said something about pishing, Malicous URL , etc.. blabla_Ehh.. I will ignore..
I ignore kaspersky (beta) alarm, but it not ignored me and block manny webpage! I was forced tu uninstal calibre. I will try second time.
( it not detect any viruses! )
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I ignore kaspersky (beta) alarm, but it not ignored me and block manny webpage! I was forced tu uninstal calibre. I will try second time.
( it not detect any viruses! )
Ditch that beta Kaspersky if it will not accept a white-list at your approval.

Calibre does 'phone home' on start and makes no secret about it.
See: http://status.calibre-ebook.com/
It also checks for updates.

Unless you use the content-server or a plugin (includes the Updater plugin) that connects to a browser, AFAIK Calibre does NOT access/affect web pages.
something is not right.
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After instalation it ask me if i want to update. I chose "No".
I don't see any white list.
Rectification: In fact when I instal calibre, web pages loock without any format, without picture and.. verry strange.
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After instalation it ask me if i want to update. I chose "No".
I don't see any white list.
Rectification: In fact when I instal calibre, web pages loock without any format, without picture and.. verry strange.
Kaspersky report:
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