Old 1st March 2002, 17:11   #1
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Error Message- "Installer too small"

ok, ive been a long time winamp supporter, had it for yrs. i deleted it to get rid of some of the skins and plugins since im runnin out of memory. Then i d-loaded a new version (the one on the home page) and when its doe, i double-clicked the installerooni, and i get an error message that says "Installer too small, dumass!" OK, it didnt actually call me a dumass, but it was deinetly implied. pls help!
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Old 1st March 2002, 18:23   #2
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You deleted the old version, or you uninstalled it?

If you just deleted, that could be the root cause of the problem. Also, the download might have been corrupted. Try downloading the installer again. Thirdly, if that doesnt work, try Winamp3. It's a beta version, so there are still many bugs, but it does work.

To remove skins, first select the base skin, then just open your Winamp Skins folder (usually C:\Program Files\Winamp\Skins) and delete the ones you don't want.


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Old 1st March 2002, 20:13   #3
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The "installer too small" error message is usually caused by using a 3rd-party download manager, especially ones which use extra compression algorithms to supposedly speed up the download, such as Download Accelerator Pro.

Disable any download mgr and use the default Windows/IE one instead.

If you're using the AOL browser, try closing it and opening Internet Explorer.
Then goto: http://www.winamp.com/download/

If the problem persists, run a virus scanner ASAP.

Basically, the NSIS installer checks first to see if the file you've downloaded is exactly the same as the one distributed. If it is different in size or has been modified in any way whatsoever, it will refuse to install.

Another possible reason is that your connection is too slow or intermittent and some of the download got lost along the way ?!

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btw, there's no need to uninstall Winamp to remove skins or 3rd-party plugins.

From: TSGH -> Useful Links

RE: How do I remove 3rd-party plug-ins & skins
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=26872
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=26610
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=35601

But if you ever do need to uninstall a program, never just delete the files.
Always use the Add/Remove Programs Control Panel.


Here's the basic instructions for Winamp:

Basic Uninstall -> Reinstall procedure:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=50818

How to thoroughly uninstall Winamp:
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=49641
http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?threadid=51699
(not that I'm suggesting you should do this...)
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Old 2nd March 2002, 23:56   #4
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THX

I tried d-loading it multiple times, but it didnt work. however, when i picked standard install instead of full install, it worked fine. not sure why. thx u 2!
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Old 30th March 2002, 05:01   #5
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Installer Too small

Do I first have to delete all the songs in the winamp2.78
aaans return them to Music Folder and then uninstall winamp2.78 then install winamp 2.79? Will the songs automatically go back to winamp 2Winam.79 if it gets installed. Also it seems to get installed \ by Winzip .. Is that correct? I am afraid that I will lose all my songs. Can I keep winamp 2.78?
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Old 30th March 2002, 05:31   #6
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Winamp2.78 is a program. It reads your mp3s from your music folder. Winamp can't delete your music files. If your music files are in the Winamp directory (ie: C:\Program Files\Winamp) I might suggest that you should place them in a folder of their own. Updating to Winamp2.79 you can install over, or uninstall Winamp2.78, then install Winamp2.79. You will have to add those files back onto the Playlist by clicking on Add > Dir (Directory or folder) or File.
To access the playlist its Alt+E.
Could you explain more about Winzip in installing Winamp? Thats because Winzip is not related to Winamp at all.

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Old 30th March 2002, 06:51   #7
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Just install the new 2.79 version straight over the old version.
There's no need to uninstall first.
All your settings, skins, plugins, playlist, etc will be saved this way.
But you'll lose everything if you uninstall.

It's not wise to store your music files in any program files folder.
You should store music files in a folder of their own, eg.
"c:\music" - or - "c:\my music" - etc
Then just rt click the folder and select "play/enqueue in Winamp",
or Add the folder to Winamp's playlist via the "Add -> Dir" button at the bottom of the playlist window.

Yes, and what's Winzip got to do with it?
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Old 9th May 2002, 22:18   #8
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Installer too small error

Hello all,

Just as I was about to give up, I found this thread... whew! I had downloaded winamp280 full version and kept getting the "Installer too small" error.. and I had no idea how to fix it...

I just downloaded winamp 280 std. version and it seems to be working fine.. just thought I'd throw this in there if anyone else tries to upgrade from a perfectly fine, working version of winamp, then gets stuck with some non working yuk! I was pissed! But, thankfully, all is well now... *smile*.

Happy day, happy day!!

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Old 13th September 2006, 00:29   #9
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same problem

Joe P is trying to get shoutcast to work.. for a friend..winamp loaded with no catch.. however..when we tried to download shout DNAS we got the same message: Installer to small. any idea? the comp is brand new.. with only realplayer installed.. which was ejected to run winamp.. just wont load.. aaahhhh help..
thanks folks..
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Old 13th September 2006, 01:09   #10
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Although the following quote is a reference to the Winamp installer, it is basically the same for the DNAS installer. Both of them uses NSIS install system and NSIS is affected by the WinXP sp2 / IE6 sp2 download issue.

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From the Common Issues section of the Troubleshooters Sticky

WinXP sp2 / IE6 sp2 download issues:
Before re-downloading delete the corrupted DNAS installer file. Otherwise, are you using a third party download manager/accelerator? If so, disable it prior to downloading. Also try Clearing Your Browser's Cache Memory

BTW, Please don't revive old threads. This one is arround 4 years old. The posting dates can be found under the member's name next to the Profile button. IMHO, if it is month or older, it is better to start new thread.

Also, SHOUTcaster issues/questions belong in the SHOUTcast forums.

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Old 13th September 2006, 01:16   #11
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sorry.. just followed protocol & ran a search first.. and yes... sorry.. 1st time poster.. and very blonde. thx for your help Jonnymac
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