Hello, I hope you're sitting comfortably; I will begin.
1. Have tried all week, on and off, to install Android Studio; the **** thing fails to launch: "does not point to a valid JVM installation."
2. So un-installed Android Studio and Java, followed by a quick spring clean around the registry area...
3. Java 32bit Developer Kit version 8 update 162 was duly installed, but the re-installed Android Studio still failed to launch. "Mission Control we have a problem!" [that's me speaking :-(]
4. The hsperfdata_<user> folder had indeed been locked, as the launch error message suggested. [see attached] So I unlocked it, but didn't go inside - honest...
5. Another un-install, re-install trip to the launch pad failed to ignite Mission Control. The hsperfdata_<user> folder had been re-locked! The folder's security properties had reverted to 'special'!
6. Whilst I was tinkering under the bonnet - that's hood to our American friends - changing the inherited permissions back; some bright spark (genius) at JMC Frequently Asked Questions said to also look into the jmc.ini file. I don't have a jmc.ini file! Well, not where he said it should be - JAVA_HOME/lib/mission control/jmc.ini
7. Another few trips to the launch pad followed, using various combinations of permissions with and without virus protection/firewall. Still no joy.
This concludes my sorry tale, to date. But forever hopeful that some kind sole will help to get Mission Control off the ground before I start running.
Message was added by: 3641788 Saturday 17th Feb. @ 22:25 GMT The latest attempted installment log is attached; hopefully this will give a clue as to why there is no jmc.ini file in the mission control folder. HTH, John