Software installation and %temp%

I justed reïnstalled my windows 7 notebook. One of the many drivers I need to install are the drivers for my nvidia graphics card.

When started it askes the user where to extract the setup files. So I set the directory to %temp%/nvidia .  The etraction process began and after it completed the installer returned with an error stating it could’nt find the installation files.

I was wondering two things

1) Why does the installer have to ask me where to put the extracted files if we the OS offers a TEMP directory

2) And secondly if you change the default path, why did the installation program got lost?

I see this much to often. Software that isn’t using the %temp% directory when it should be. If more software would utilize this shortcut it would be much much easier to keep your pc neat and clean..

>> EOF

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