Can't install Solana

Hi there,
I’m hoping someone can help me fix this install bug.

input
C:\solana-install-tmp\solana-install-init.exe v1.7.14
output
The system cannot execute the specified program.

Goto this link → Install the Solana Tool Suite | Solana Docs

For Window:
curl https://release.solana.com/v1.8.0/solana-install-init-x86_64-pc-windows-msvc.exe --output C:\solana-install-tmp\solana-install-init.exe --create-dirs

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I’m facing the same probleme when I trying to run this command

curl https://release.solana.com/v1.8.0/solana-install-init-x86_64-pc-windows-msvc.exe --output C:\solana-install-tmp\solana-install-init.exe --create-dirs

on cmd or powershell as administrator.
It gives me this error msg, 0Warning: Failed to create the file
Warning: C:\solana-install-tmp\solana-install-init.exe: Permission denied

I tried to use @Zaryab solution but it didn’t work.
Please if anyone can help?
Thank you in advance.

Hey mouzero,
I fixed this a while ago but forgot to update the forum!

When I experienced the issue there was no windows version out yet for v1.7.14,
Mainnet - v1.6.27 looked like the latest stable release. So I replaced all instances in the install code where it said 1.7.14 with 1.6.27

try
https://release.solana.com/v1.6.27/solana-install-init-x86_64-pc-windows-msvc.exe

If you a running windows you may have to do the same. The current installation docs have incorrect instructions for windows, and you can always check what the latest release for Windows is by looking in the GitHub repo.

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i still am having issues
i cant get it to install can you guys help me

Error: Unable to symlink “C:\Users\only1\.local\share\solana\install\releases\1.6.27” to “C:\Users\only1\.local\share\solana\install\active_release”: A required privilege is not held by the client. (os error 1314)

Run your terminal as an administrator, or try the following steps: