End of file info?

Self build / N/A
July 11, 2012 at 07:55:37
Specs: Vista Ultimate, SP2, 3.0Ghz/2Ghz
I downloaded a set up file and then I copied it to CD. A message came up saying that there was info at the end of the file which would not be copied; do I want to proceed. I went ahead and copied the file to the CD. Will the copied setup program still work? I think I remember doing this in the past and sometimes it made a difference and sometimes not. This setup file is for AVAST free antivirus. Is this something to be concerned about or is it like JPEGs, where there is extra info in the file which can be pruned without effecting the contents? Thanks.

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July 11, 2012 at 08:07:54
If there is anything wrong with the setup file, you will get an error message when you try to run it. If you get no error message when running it, Avast should install okay.

If you do get an error message, just download a fresh copy. There's no point in writing it to a CD anyway because it's free so you may just as well download it to your hard drive and install it from there. There's no point in saving the setup file because you can download a fresh copy as often as you want.

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July 11, 2012 at 10:10:50
In my case, I'm helping a friend who has dialup, so I need to copy to CD so I can install on his PC.

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