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11-12-2009 @ 3:36PM
Odd, it downloads for me but then I get the following error message:"The update could not be applied. The file "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Blizzard Entertainment\World of Warcraft\Uninstall.xml.temp" could not be created. If this problem persists, you may be able to solve it by uninstalling and then reinstalling the game. If you are unable to correct this problem, please contact Blizzard Technical Support. (InstallerFile::Create)"Hope it's just me and not something widespread, though I really am not looking forward to reinstalling the game either. It's always a bit of a hassle.
11-12-2009 @ 3:46PM
I had a very similar warning running Vista; same warning but a different file.Just run the patch anyway. It's slow as hell and spawns a million error messages, but-- WoW works just fine now that it finally finished.
11-12-2009 @ 4:30PM
On Vista/Win7 try running the launcher as the administrator (Shift+Rt Click the launcher and choose "Run as Administrator") I get that error a lot on patches and when i run them this way, it all works.
11-12-2009 @ 4:43PM
That worked, Beatphreek! Thanks! :D
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