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  • I’m running on Windows 2000 Server with IIS. Setup a virtual dir and ran the install-config.php succesfully after adding two lines just above line 121 as suggested else where on the forum. Now I run install.php and I get this:
    It doesn’t look like you’ve installed WP yet. Try running install.php.
    What’s wrong?

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  • Are you sure you ran install.php and not index.php? That seems like an odd message to get.
    My next question would be: What version is this? Latest release? Latest nightly? or the latest out of CVS?

    Yes, I’m sure. As far as I can tell, wp-config.php includes wp-settings.php which has the error message in question. The install script references wp-config.php so the message is real and I can see a path to how this could happen.
    — mike

    This is the latest release (not a nightly build). Any thoughts. I tried commenting out the offending lines but then I got a bunch of errors about not being able to create tables and such. Is there a way to by-pass the install? Maybe a sql script?
    For what it is worth, I can run phpMyAdmin on this system so I know the basic sql/php setup is good.
    — mike

    Ok, I commented lines out in the wp-settings.php file and ignored the SQL errors. Apparently, the hide_errors() method is not doing its intended job. Answered all the questions and completed the install. Then I uncommented the lines I commented out earlier and it appears to be running.
    Here’s what I commented out in wp-settings.php to complete the install (lines 27-29):
    if (!$wpdb->get_row(“SELECT * FROM $tableusers LIMIT 1”) && !strstr($HTTP_SERVER_VARS[‘REQUEST_URI’], ‘install.php’)) {
    die(“It doesn’t look like you’ve installed WP yet. Try running install.php.”);

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