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Vince Tan
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Hi guys, I hope someone could help me with an issue with the Oracle Press Practice Exams software that comes with the latest (Oct 2014) OCA/OCP Java SE 7 Programmer I & II Study Guide (Exams 1Z0-803 & 1Z0-804) - Kathy Sierra and Bert Bates book I purchased from Amazon UK. I managed to install it and it works fine on my work desktop which is running on Windows 7 but I can't seem to through the installation stage on my Mac OS X Yosemite. I keep getting this "Sorry, an error has occurred. The application could not be installed because the installer file is damaged. Try obtaining a new installer file from the application author."

I have emailed MH Professional Technical Support and they have tried to help by providing a link to download 2 different copies of the same software, however I'm still stuck with the same error. Are there anyone having the same issue installing this on their Mac? Did you manage to fix the problem?

Many thanks in advance!



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Hi Vince,

This is the only other thread about problems installing the Oracle Press Practice Exams software. It was failing on a Windows 8 computer. The OP found a solution, but it was about changing some property in the .msi file, so that will probably not help you. But maybe it could give you some hint or pointer to solve your issue.

Kind regards,
Roel
 
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Hi Roel, thanks for your reply. I managed to get hold of the publisher and they finally able to fix the problem and sent me the latest working installer.app file for mac. It's all good now. Thanks again!
 
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Glad to hear your problem is solved. Happy studying!
 
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Just to provide a little more assistance to any others in the same situation:

I experienced the same issue trying to install the practice exam software from the CD-ROM on OS X (latest version: 10.10.2).

McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing Technical Support helpfully provided the following prompt resolution:

"That error is caused by the adobe air installer included on the disk being out of date. The error can be resolved by installing the latest version of adobe air from http://get.adobe.com/air and then running the JavaExams.air file instead of the .app file. This bypasses the air installation and installs the exams."

I hope that works for some others too.
 
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Hi J Davis,

First of all, a warm welcome to CodeRanch!

J Davis wrote:"That error is caused by the adobe air installer included on the disk being out of date. The error can be resolved by installing the latest version of adobe air from http://get.adobe.com/air and then running the JavaExams.air file instead of the .app file. This bypasses the air installation and installs the exams."

I hope that works for some others too.

Glad to hear the workaround for Windows works on Mac OS as well. Thanks for sharing this useful information. Have a cow!

Kind regards,
Roel

 
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