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I’m aggravated!

"The wizard was interrupted before ..."

I purchased the book "Microsoft ASP.NET 3.5 Step by Step" and am having problems installing the code files. When I try to install them, I get the message:

"The wizard was interrupted before Microsoft ASP .NET 3.5 Step by Step could be completely installed.
Your system has not been modified. To complete installation at another time, please run setup again."

The book is pretty worthless without these example files to work with. It seems to be a fairly common issue as per the forum post at

Do you have any fixes for this?
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  • Hi Tracey,

    You should be able to by pass the installer and get the practice files fairly easily. Just follow these instructions:

    Close any open windows (mainly make sure the installer window is closed)

    Go to the "Start" menu

    Go to "Computer"

    Here you should see the CD icon. Right click on it.

    Select "Open" (or "Explore", which ever option you have)

    You should see a Practice Files folder. Click into this.

    You should see a Setup.exe file. Go ahead and run this.

    You should be asked where you would like to save the files - just choose a location where you will be able to easily access them.

    That should be all you have to do - but if this does not work or if you have any other questions, please call our customer service line at (800) 889-8969.

    Kind regards,
    O'Reilly Media
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