Why do I receive the errors "Winzip Error 5 running command .\setup.exe" or "This App can not run on your PC" during the installation process on Windows?
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MathWorks Support Team on 2 Nov 2011
I am not able to install MATLAB on Windows and I am receiving one of the following error messages:
Error 5 running command .\setup.exe
setup.exe is not a valid win32 application
This App can not run on your PC
MathWorks Support Team on 1 Sep 2020
Edited: MathWorks Support Team on 29 Jan 2020
There are a few reasons why "Error 5" may occur:
This error can occur when attempting to install MATLAB 64-bit on a 32-bit operating system.
MATLAB 64-bit cannot be installed on Windows 32-bit, even if your processor is 64-bit.
SOLUTION: Install MATLAB 32-bit (R2015b or earlier). ARM 64 bit processors are currently not supported.
Corrupt Download / Antivirus Software
This error can occur if the installation files are corrupt.
Antivirus software will sometimes scan and corrupt downloaded files.
SOLUTION: Temporarily disable any antivirus software and download a new copy of the installer.
This error can occur if the self-extractor file does not have sufficient permissions to run.
SOLUTION: Navigate to the folder self-extractor file and right-click on the file and select "Run as administrator". If you do not have administrator privileges, please contact your IT department for further information on obtaining these privileges and installing software.
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John Coutou on 19 Sep 2019
Hi, I tried all the sugestions above. still getting the error 5.
My computer is 32bit. Need help.. I have school assignment to get done...