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how long did you wait for the installer to "come back"? Could it be you have some inactive net shares mapped on your Windows? I remember other applications that tried to reconnect these shares but hang until the timeout was reached. This could last up to a minute... Of course, this shouldn't be happening, but you can't do much against that at application side as this is a Windows "feature". You can disable the reconnect feature, you could lower the timeout or (probably the best workaround if you can't use the remote services anyway) you could "unmap" the net shares.
If that's not the reason in your case, can you think of any other network related service that might be blocking your system?
Thank you for your response.
I have waited up to 10 minutes to no avail.
I'm not familiar enough with networking to know how to check for inactive net shares or other networking issues. I am attempting to install on a desktop that is using a wired connection to a router. Two notebook computers use the wireless network on occasion. Another desktop has used the network in the past but is not on now.
When the desktop I am trying to install on is the only computer turned on, it is the only one that shows up under Network in Windows Explorer. When the notebooks are on, they show up there as well.
Any guidance as to how to check for network issues would be appreciated. Thanks!