[tex-live] couldn't install on Windows 7

Geoffrey S. Knauth geoff at knauth.org
Sun Dec 20 13:50:29 CET 2009

I'm a happy TeX Live user on my Mac and on GNU/Linux.

However, when I tried installing TeX Live (install-tl) on my kid's Windows 7 computer -- I want them to see how TeX can help them [1] -- I get an alert pretty quickly:

   Perl.exe has stopped running

or words to that effect.  Has anyone else seen that?


[1] My 12 year-old was using Microsoft Word to draw a large grid and put formulas into it, for a math game he's designing.  He was constantly fiddling with the formulas to make them look right, and I couldn't help thinking he could let TeX draw the grid and put the formulas in so it would look just right.

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